Archetypal Character Arcs, Pt. 10: The Hero’s Shadow Archetypes – by K.M. Weiland…

on Helping Writers become Authors:

Here in the 21st Century, we often have a confused relationship with the Hero archetype.

On the one hand, he is everywhere and we love him and resonate with him.

On the other hand, his sheer omnipresence has inevitably highlighted his negative counter-archetypes in almost equal force.

This is because wherever we find a would-be Hero, we also find the potential for his regression into the Coward and the Bully.

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