Pleasantville (film) Essay | Archetypes in Pleasantville

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Archetypes in Pleasantville

Summary: Examines the film Pleasantville, directed by Gary Ross. Explores how archetypes are used to represent flaws in the human race. Details major themes in the film.
In the movie Pleasantville the director Gary Ross does a great job depicting the social weaknesses that exist within a person and the problems that society faces when it tries to make people live in a "perfect" existence by using a monomyth type of archetype as well as the archetype of transcendence. In the movie the audience is immediately captivated when the protagonist, David is taken into the television show Pleasantville with his sister Jennifer. They assume the roles of Bud and Mary Sue, and are forced into this perfect town. Here they are forced to come to grips with themselves and with the world surrounding them. They overcome the weaknesses of the society and weaknesses that the human race has to conclude the movie wise and self aware of the problems of the world in which they go their separate ways to help society overcome these...

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