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Words of the Japanese Shadow : a study of Jungian archetypes and Japanese role language

Westman, Fredrik LU (2011) JAPK01 20102
Japanese Studies
Abstract
This essay builds upon the theories of role language advocated by Satoshi Kinsui, as well as the archetype theories of Christopher Vogler, Joseph Campbell and Carl Gustav Jung. Kinsui argues that role language styles in Japanese are connected to the characters archetypes described by Vogler, and proceeds to connect three language styles to archetypes. This essay seeks to find common role language tendencies in Shadow characters, the villains of stories. Ten Japanese works of fiction, mostly animated television series, are used as sources for an investigation into the matter. The conclusion drawn is that Shadow characters often speak standard Japanese with a few special characteristics. It is further argued that this is because, as Vogler... (More)
This essay builds upon the theories of role language advocated by Satoshi Kinsui, as well as the archetype theories of Christopher Vogler, Joseph Campbell and Carl Gustav Jung. Kinsui argues that role language styles in Japanese are connected to the characters archetypes described by Vogler, and proceeds to connect three language styles to archetypes. This essay seeks to find common role language tendencies in Shadow characters, the villains of stories. Ten Japanese works of fiction, mostly animated television series, are used as sources for an investigation into the matter. The conclusion drawn is that Shadow characters often speak standard Japanese with a few special characteristics. It is further argued that this is because, as Vogler writes, Shadow characters need to be similar to the Hero, who also often speaks standard Japanese. (Less)
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Westman, Fredrik LU
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JAPK01 20102
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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Vogler, Kinsui, Hero, Shadow, Role language, archetypes
language
English
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1785606
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2011-02-10 08:09:16
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  abstract     = {This essay builds upon the theories of role language advocated by Satoshi Kinsui, as well as the archetype theories of Christopher Vogler, Joseph Campbell and Carl Gustav Jung. Kinsui argues that role language styles in Japanese are connected to the characters archetypes described by Vogler, and proceeds to connect three language styles to archetypes. This essay seeks to find common role language tendencies in Shadow characters, the villains of stories. Ten Japanese works of fiction, mostly animated television series, are used as sources for an investigation into the matter. The conclusion drawn is that Shadow characters often speak standard Japanese with a few special characteristics. It is further argued that this is because, as Vogler writes, Shadow characters need to be similar to the Hero, who also often speaks standard Japanese.},
  author       = {Westman, Fredrik},
  keyword      = {Vogler,Kinsui,Hero,Shadow,Role language,archetypes},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Words of the Japanese Shadow : a study of Jungian archetypes and Japanese role language},
  year         = {2011},
}