Myth and archetype

The Illusionfeatures a storyline that seems to repeat and evolve through similar characters with different names.  Psychologists and literary scholars alike have identified certain archetypal roles that all myths seem to have in a common.  View the chart, which interprets how some of these commonalities play out in popular culture, then take the quiz to see where you might fit. What character archetypes permeate The Illusion?  How might you see archetypes in relation to your own life?  How does the shifting of characters within the same story affect your ideas about the play’s meaning?


  • The Boston Globe

      “The All-purpose Guide to Epic Movies”


  • Psychologist World

      Jungian Archetype Test