The Literary Stick No. 10: Educated Stupidity

Once again, in addition to character archetype this week, I’ve also included an allusion. This time it’s to the patter song “Modern Major General” from The Pirates of Penzance by Gilbert & Sullivan. This song is a great example of irony – one would expect the major general to be well versed in military tactics, … More The Literary Stick No. 10: Educated Stupidity

The Literary Stick No. 7: Damsel in Distress?

The Literary Stick No. 7: Damsel in Distress? So two things are happening in today’s comic. One: I’m telling you about the character archetype of the damsel in distress. And B: I’m also giving you an example of an allusion. Let’s start with the damsel in distress. In old old literature, she’s essentially a girl … More The Literary Stick No. 7: Damsel in Distress?

The Literary Stick No. 6: The Hero (and the Journey)

One of my favorite archetypes is the archetype of the hero’s journey. Many parts of the hero’s journey overlap with the description of the hero, so I combined them (loosely) together. So here’s what you need to know about heroes (and you can apply this to SOOO many stories that aren’t dystopian action/adventure. Seriously. Take … More The Literary Stick No. 6: The Hero (and the Journey)