It is so important that our students see patterns in literature. Teaching archetypes to students allows them to develop the skills necessary to see recurring patterns in their world and in all kinds of texts. The archetypal hero has been around for a very long time and is certainly not going anywhere. Archetypal symbols, too, abound in literature and in our world. This PowerPoint is a great starting place and has helped my students to embark upon their heroic journey of discovery.