Monday, September 29, 2014

Captian America is an Archetype

Captain America is a more archetypical character then people realize. They see his Americanness and figure he can’t very relate to any Ancient Archetypes.

The thing is that Steve Rogers is for the U.S. what Lancelot is for the English and D’Artagnan for the French, and Achilles and Hector to the Ancient Greeco-Romans. Each is that culture’s concept of their ideal Solider/Knight.

And that often includes a willingness to go against their own Government when it goes bad.  And that is why Winter Solider is an awesome movie.

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