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Archetypes 2

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Which of the following quotations represents an archetype still held today in Western society?

A

Hygelac

"ordered a gold-chased heirloom of Hrethel's
to be brought in" (2190-2191).

B

"Hygelac fell and the shelter of Heardred's shield proved useless against the fierce aggression of the Shylfings" (2201-2203).

C

His family

"launched [Shield] alone out over the waves" (46).

D

"Great Queen Modthryth
perpetuated terrible wrongs" (1931-1932).

E

"The ninth hour of the day arrived.
The brave Shieldings abandoned the cliff-top
and the king went home but sick at heart,
... the strangers held on" (1600-1603).