posted by fusenumber8 @ 10:42 AM
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I'm not sure if you're aware, but the trickster is an archtype straight out anthropologist Joseph Campbell's "The Hero With a Thousand Faces," I believe. His work has been the Hollywood bible since George Lucas used it for Star Wars. Budding screenwriters who spend their weeknights in UCLA extension classes are spoonfed the hero's journey and the various archtypes. My writing coach (a SF novelist) was big on Campbell's work too, since it applies across cultures, genre and media. Sorry if you know all this already. If you don't, definitely pull it off the shelf and take a look. It will immediately put a lot of pieces in place the next time you read any sort of epic, particularly fantasy.
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