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King Kong~Damsel in Distress

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"King Kong Image from Fine Arts of America. Image by: Everett."

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Everyone knows that King Kong was seen as a horrible animal that was ruining the city and ended up dragging a girl to the top of a building and the city people thought she was going to die. the archetype, damsel in distress was greatly exemplified in the story of King Kong. This image shows a girl in dire need of a rescue, this archetype shapes the message of the image by showing that King Kong was in fact a horrible creature.  

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Keystone Light damsel in distress - funny television commercial - YouTube

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This movie may be laid out for the viewer to easily recognize its true meaning. However, most people just see it as another goofy beer commercial. Although this funny commercial may help the beer be sold, so does the inner meaning of it. The archetype Damsel in Distress helps enhance the ad by showing masculinity as a high point even though the men in the add act as though they are not at all. The add is making fun of the two men, but really what they are doing is showing you how to be smooth, just like their beer. Which, the men in the commercial are not, they are doing the complete opposite,  

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Rapunzel | SHORT STORY

Rapunzel | SHORT STORY | MacKenzie O'Rourke~Damsel in Distress~Archetype Project | Scoop.it
Rapunzel story
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There is a Damsel in Distress in almost all heroic stories. Rapunzel, being the damsel is locked in a tower with no way of getting out and is waiting for the man of her dreams to come save her. Archetypes have a way of shaping the entire story. Without the variation of the damsel in distress, Rapunzel would be a pointless story. The entire story is based around her needing help, and needing the hero figure to come save her.

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Damsel in Distress, a short story

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While cooking dinner, I had a random stroke of inspiration, one that shoved aside all my other writing endeavors and demanded to be put first. Those pesky inspiration-strikes, they can be so cumber...
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Disney Animation Archive: Feature Films/Hercules/Script/index.php

Disney Animation Archive: Feature Films/Hercules/Script/index.php | MacKenzie O'Rourke~Damsel in Distress~Archetype Project | Scoop.it
The Disney Animation Archive is the largest Walt Disney site anywhere on the internet covering everything about Disney Animation
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Hercules is not only a historic story about a great and powerful hero. Greek mythology has taught the world about the hero figure, what it has also taught is that you have to find your past and you have to appreciate everything along the way because one day it may not be there. Hercules has been seen as many different figures in multiple people’s eyes. When Hercules was made into a children’s book, Walt Disney took it upon himself to create both a film and children’s book about the great hero. From a children’s point of view, Hercules is the hero that is created to save Megara, the damsel in distress and then find his father Zeus. From an educational standpoint, Hercules informs children that there will always be someone there to help you if you need it. In terms of archetypes, Hercules is a variation of a Damsel in Distress.

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This author recognizes the true meaning of the archetype, damsel in distress.Lucy Beresford realizes that a damsel in distress is only interesting in a fairy-tale. She states that any human and modern day damsel is most likely not looking for her dream guy. She believes that women of the modern day are looking for something other then "love", they are looking for money or sex. Like Beresford exemplifies, Pretty Women the film really shows a true damsel. Beresford also believes that a damsel in distress does not only have to be a women, that there are many instances that the man takes on the damsel role. This article has changed my view on what a damsel in distress really is, i always saw it as a women in need of a hero. But the truth is that it is anyone who is not getting what they want easy enough for them. 

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Desperate Housewives Soundtrack~Damsel In Distress

Desperate Housewives Soundtrack 2005 Idina Menzel Ooh, you got big muscles rippling Underneath your shirt I'm so glad to meet you, baby Tell me, what do you ...
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The show the Desperate Housewives is about women who think their lives are horrible but they really have everything anyone could ask for. The archetype, damsel in distress represents this theme song completely. This archetype shapes the lyrics because the entire song is about women wanting something more and looking for a "strong man" to come save them. This archetype shapes the entire show and song.   

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