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Monday, 19 November 2007

Hero Archetype - The BAD BOY

According to Tami Cowden there are 8 main Hero Archetypes in Romantic Fiction.

I thought I would test this theory with a few examples, and today's example is:

Hero Archetype 2. THE BAD BOY

'The BAD BOY: dangerous to know, he walks on the wild side. This is the rebel, or the boy from the wrong side of the tracks. He’s bitter and volatile, a crushed idealist, but he's also charismatic and street smart.'

Um, I can think of a few hero candidates that could apply to...

Now. Back to the WIP and creating one of my own.

What's playing on my YouTube today? Annie Lennox. Cold.

ps. apologies for the format of the post - Blogger is playing up.


Kate Hardy said...

Ooh. The third pic works for me. (Except I am supposed to be writing a Greek and a Welshman and a Sheik first...)

Ray-Anne said...

Someone, somewhere, probably has a joke which begins with those three guys in a pub!
I could have added the classics here - James Dean, young Marlon Brando, Errol Flyn for those of a certain age. SO MUCH CHOICE!
Have fun with your Greek - I have a Greek island story noodling in my brain at the moment, so there may be a Greek Hero post coming up. :-)

liz fenwick said...

The top one works for me......who is he??

Ray-Anne said...

Hi Liz. A Greek actor/model called Alexis - I have a greek island story lurking in the background.
More pics to come!

liz fenwick said...

Look forward to it!