What are some archetypes used in Nathaniel Hawthorne's short story "The Hollow of the Three Hills"?
The principle archetypes, representing the three principal characters, are the Old Crone, the loving Mother, and the wronged though once valiant Warrior and father. Archetype theory holds that there are universal types who appear in literature in many, or even most, cultural literature. These archetypes represent the typical roles that life offers us from King to divine Child, with many more between. There may be heroes or villains. For example, the old Crone is a villain in Hawthorne's story:
But when the old woman stirred the kneeling lady, she lifted not her head.
"Here has been a sweet hour's sport!" said the withered crone,...
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