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Def of archetype

Def. of archetype & Identify an archetype story & apply it 2 a literary work ur familiar 2. R

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Archetype is the original pattern or model from which all things of the same kind are copied or on which they are based; a model or first form. In English literature, this frequently is tied to a reoccurring type of character.   

Examples include:

Faust and his deal with the devil by trading his soul for something he wants. 

The snake in Adam and Eve tempting innocent people to commit a sin.