Ideal Heroine Week
Drawing inspiration and information from the recent post by BwB Benefactress April 8 Types of Romance Heroines, the book The Complete Writer’s Guide to Heroes and Heroines, and the blog Hooking Up Smart, I gleefully present to you 3 games that Match You with your Archetype, your Heroine, and your inner-Princess. I must tell you, after making the games in my Sketchbook and then painting them, I was beside myself that I had not included the ever-lovabale Baby, from Dirty Dancing. Not to be outdone (even by myself), I added a list at the bottom which compiles some famous couples by type. Thanks, my sources, for your awesomeness!
Let the games begin!
What female archetype are you?
Directions: Start at the top. Find the three-word list that best describes you. Follow the line.
Untangle the knot to match you with your archetype.
What heroine are you?
Directions: Start at the bottom. Find your archetype. Follow the line.
Untangle the knot to match you with your heroine.
Follow the the next line to match your heroine with her type.
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25 Classic Archetype Combinations
- Seductress and Chief: Scarlett O’Hara and Rhett Butler in Gone With the Wind.
- Spunky Kid and Chief: Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy in Pride and Prejudice.
- Waif and Chief: Sabrina and Linus Larrabee in Sabrina.
- Nurturer and Chief: Maria and Capt. von Trapp in The Sound of Music.
- Spunky Kid and Bad Boy: Sandy Olsen and Danny Zuko in Grease.
- Free Spirit and Bad Boy: Uma Thurman as Mia Wallace and John Travolta as Vincent Vega in Pulp Fiction.
- Waif and Bad Boy: Jennifer Grey as Baby and Patrick Swayze as Johnny inDirty Dancing.
- Librarian and Bad Boy: Kim Basinger as Elizabeth and Mickey Rourke as John in 9 1/2 Weeks.
- Nurturer and Bad Boy: Helen Hunt as Carol and Jack Nicholson as Melvin Udall in As Good As It Gets.
- Free Spirit and Best Friend: Alicia Silverstone as Cher and Paul Rudd as Josh in Clueless.
- Waif and Best Friend: Drew Barrymore as Julia and Adam Sandler as Robbie in The Wedding Singer.
- Crusader and Best Friend: Sigourney Weaver as Ellen Mitchell and Kevin Kline as Dave Kovic in Dave.
- Nurturer and Best Friend: Elinor Dashwood and Edward Ferrars in Sense and Sensibility.
- Boss and Charmer: Katherine and Petruchio in Taming of the Shrew.
- Free Spirit and Charmer: Gwyneth Paltrow as Viola and Joseph Fiennes inShakespeare in Love.
- Nurturer and Charmer: Andie MacDowell as Rita and Bill Murray as Phil inGroundhog Day.
- Waif—>Spunky Kid and Charmer: Kate Winselt as Rose and Leonardo DiCaprio as Jack in Titanic.
- Waif and Lost Soul: Humphrey Bogart as Rick Blaine and Ingrid Bergman as Ilsa Laszlo in Casablanca.
- Librarian and Lost Soul: Gillian Anderson as Dana Scully and David Duchovny as Fox Mulder in The X-Files.
- Nurturer and Lost Soul: Belle and the Beast in Beauty and the Beast.
- Boss and Lost Soul: Lucy and Charlie Brown in Peanuts.
- Free Spirit and Professor: Diane Keaton as Annie Hall and Woody Allen as Alvy Singer in Annie Hall.
- Waif and Professor: Eliza Dolittle and Henry Higgins in Pygmalion.
- Spunky Kid and Warrior: Lois Lane and Superman.
- Waif and Warrior: Daryl Hannah as Pris and Harrison Ford as Rick in Blade Runner.
What type were you? What type are your friends?
I hope you enjoyed the matching games. Because my last few posts were pretty wordy, I wanted to do a post that was all fun and few words. I would love to know what you think.
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