Hero’s Journey — Why isn’t there a Damsel-in-Distress Archetype?
As I was teaching my Storytelling class at University of the Arts, I discussed the several character archetypes found in a Hero’s Journey narrative structure. They included such characters as hero, mentor, shadow and ally. Then, a hand shot up from the back row, and a student asked, “Why isn’t there a character archetype for the Damsel in Distress?”
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