FIRST: Watch Catch me if you can! (if you havent already).
THEN: CHOOSE ONE OUT OF THE FIVE QUESTIONS BELOW TO WRITE AN ESSAY ON.
MUST BE A FULL FOUR PAGES.
NEEDS TO HAVE TWO PIECES OF EVIDENCE FROM A TEXTBOOK I WILL PROVIDE YOU. ONLY FROM PAGES 36-64.
MUST UTILIZE ONE CULTURAL MYTH AND ONE ARCHETYPE IN YOUR ANSWER.
PLEASE INCLUDE ALL REQUIREMENTS.
1.) Based upon the representation of male characters in the film, utilize Joseph Campbell’s Hero Myth (or hero’s journey) to discuss the film’s message regarding male gender myths and how is this message linked to an individual’s maturation process (or coming of age). Be sure to define the hero myth archetype, the steps in this archetype and male gender myths clearly in your answer.
2.) Discuss and explore how the film utilizes the Orphan/Semi- Orphan archetype in conjunction with the class myth and/or gender myth. Be sure to clearly define the orphan archetype and the class and/or gender myth in your answer.
3.) One feature of the film is the glaring absence of any key/ strong female characters. Use at least two female characters as you discuss any archetype associated with female characters while discussing the film’s message regarding female gender myths. Clearly define and explain any archetype and myth used in your answer.
4.) A large part of Frank’s psychology is influenced by the dissolution of his parent’s marriage and his own need for what the family unit provided him with. Choose one archetype and discuss the cultural myth of the nuclear family in the film. What is the film’s message regarding this American ideal? Clearly define and explain any archetype and myth used in your answer.
5.) The main element of the orphan archetype is that the orphan is in a constant search for many things that the individual hopes will fill the void that is an inherent part of an orphan’s life. One of the goals of an orphan’s search is to find one’s self- a complete and stable identity. Discuss how the various uniforms and occupations that Frank inhabits throughout the film are linked to the orphan archetype. Consider in your answer what each uniform/ occupation symbolizes on its own and what all the uniforms/occupations symbolize collectively. Clearly define and explain any archetype and myth used in your answer.