Check out this interesting piece on Indiana Jones, readers! Indiana Jones: American Epic Hero By Stephen M. Klugewicz|March 13th, 2015 There is only one fictional character who embodies the American spirit in its essence and its entirety, and who is real enough that it seems he should have existed: Indiana Jones, the swashbuckling American archaeologist. A … Continue reading A Hero of Epic Proportions
Check out this insightful article from Fr. Dwight Longenecker, readers! The Theological Theory of Indiana Jones By Dwight Longenecker January 3rd, 2016 Is it possible that the popular Indiana Jones trilogy is a cleverly-structured, well-thought-out, theologically-astute analogy of the Christian spiritual quest? I do not suggest that it is an allegory, and I realize it is … Continue reading Theology and – Indiana Jones?!
The Aspirational Hero is similar to, but not quite like, the Iconic Hero. Although the two resemble each other, mainly in what K.M. Weiland* refers to as the Flat Character Arc, they are not the same thing. They are, rather, two distinct archetypes that have largely gone out of fashion in the West. You are … Continue reading The Aspirational Hero: What He Is, and How to Write Him
It is almost impossible these days to avoid discussing the presentation of heroines in modern fiction. Many common misunderstandings of this archetype populate present stories, giving aspiring writers headaches as they try to figure out what they should do with the female characters in their tales. Should their heroine be better than the man in … Continue reading A Review of the Heroine Archetype
This article is the second in a three part series dealing with the three types of female heroines available to writers. Part One may be read here. Last week we reviewed the first type of strong female heroine originally described by Anthony Marchetta here. In order for an author to properly portray this kind of … Continue reading The Three Types of Heroine: A Closer Study of What Makes a Strong Female Protagonist, Part 2