We should all seek to understand Jake’s hero archetype and Edward’s anti-hero archetype — and Bella’s martyr, Nessie’s savior, Jasper’s addict, Jake’s storyteller, Bella’s detective, Edward’s monk, and all of the many other Twilight archetypes embodied in the series. Not because we are fans (though we are!!), but because those very same archetypes exist in our real world. They exist in you, and they exist in me, and learning to work with them is like finding a translator app for your life.
Using archetypes as a model to deconstruct the Twilight characters and their experiences will demonstrate the power of archetypes, which can then be applied in our literal worlds to unlock some of the mystery and the angst — and the joy!! – in the everyday experiences we all overlook and take for granted. The story serves as a great reminder that divine guidance and sacred perspectives can be found literally everywhere!
This site is intentionally geared toward readers who have never studied archetypes. Just as Twilight is widely appropriate across many age groups, I hope to share material that will transcend age, experience or familiarity with archetypal concepts using Twilight as a level-appropriate teaching tool. Enjoy! The Twilight archetypes await!!
[The individual Twilight characters’ archetypes are discussed in separate pages on this site, but as a launching point, consider starting with a short explanation of what archetypes are — http://twilightsagaarchetypes.com/about/]