Christopher Vogler – The Trickster

Oh boy, a presentation assignment.

We’ve been sorted in to groups by our order on the rota, and so I’ve been put in group 4 with Sarah, Michael and Jessica. Each group has been given a section of Chris Vogler’s “The Writer’s Journey” and tasked with researching and putting together a Pecha Kucha style presentation. Our group has been assigned:

  • Character Archetype; The Ally
  • Character Archetype; The Trickster
  • Plot Anchor; The Ordinary World

I asked the group for ‘The Trickster’ portion to research and then got looking in to what exactly the Trickster was.

“The Trickster archetype embodies the energies of mischief and desire for change. All the characters in stories who are primarily clowns or comical sidekicks express this archetype. The specialized form called the Trickster Hero is the leading figure in many myths and is very popular in folklore and fairy tales.

– Christopher Vogler, the Writer’s Journey


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