The Literary Stick No. 9: Furry Friends

Another character archetype for you: the friendly beast. These are animals who help the hero along on his quest. The also demonstrate that Nature (capital N) has the hero’s back.

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I wanted to include Donkey from Shrek saying, “I’m making waffles,” but my Donkey looked like… well, let’s just say it was awful and leave it at that.

What other friendly beast examples can you think of? 

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