Pygmalion

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I chose the archetype “The prostitute with a heart of gold”. An archetype is defined as a universal idea that can take many forms, appearing “spontaneously, at any time, at any place, and without any outside influence” (Pygmalion’s Word Play, Carl Jung, p. 82). When present in the unconscious, an archetype shapes thoughts, feelings, moods, speech, and actions. The ‘prostitute with a heart of gold’ originated in early Greek mythology as the story of Pygmalion. …

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…change and this shows society that again, anything is possible. The only downfall was the verbal abuse both women took from the elite class, as they were learning to adapt. High society doesn’t appreciate or care for prostitutes, but for everyone to be fooled and convinced of this new woman shows their absurdity. A person has a heart of gold regardless of their status even if it is not evident to the naked eye.