Archetype

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Cultural OriginPlay
Understand that 'archetype' has roots in ancient Greek culture, often relating to myths or storytelling. SlideHercules is considered an archetype of heroism in Greek mythology.
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Blueprint ConnotationPlay
'Archetype' implies a perfect form others copy, not just any original model. SlideMany modern smartphones are based on the archetype created by the first iPhone.
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Not Always PositivePlay
'Archetype' can be negative if the original model has undesirable traits. SlideThe villain in the story was an archetype of greed and corruption.