ELA 12: The Rake

Spoiler alert: The farmer is the chosen one, that secretive-looking old dude is definitely his father, and you probably shouldn't get too attached to the wise old teacher or the dog. How did we know? It's all in the archetypes. But have you heard of the rake?

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fall under what we call archetypes character types that keep

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popping up you know villains heroes even that come in

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every man although if a story is simply composed of

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every men you'll wind up with a story about a

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functioning society where everything is more or less just fine

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doesn't make her very riveting fiction believe in jane eyre

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goes to the well of archetypes featuring a character that

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fits the archetype of the rape No we're not referring

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to the long handled outdoor tool we all know and

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love rather we're talking about bored wealthy aristocrats always men

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who are into sex lacks morals and generally just you

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know having a good time In other words if you

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want any work done on ly one of these two

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rakes is going to be any help Well the rake

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and jane are is mr rochester acknowledge that he had

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quite a checkered past he had at least one mistress

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fought in a duel and talks about having spent years

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wandering around seeking happiness in pleasure all stereotypical or arkin

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typical break behavior However unless we get two down on

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mr r it's worth keeping in mind that the western

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literary tradition contains plenty of riggs who are far worse

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In fact one is kind of referenced in the text

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of jane eyre itself It's mentioned in the first chapter

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that jane's nurse bessie red pamela to the kids the

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story of a servant girl named pamela who reforms and

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marries her less s***tiest employer Mr b however before all

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that reforming and marion happens mr b does some horrible

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gross stuff like attempting to rape him a lot Luckily

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for rakes everywhere the most common character arc for a

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rake is reformed Whether a grows almost rapist like mr

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b or just a general pleasure seeker like mr rochester

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the love of a good woman can usually help them

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mend their rakish ways That said i wouldn't blame you

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if you don't find rakes terribly sympathetic Sometimes you're better

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off just leaving your rake in the garden shed with 00:02:18.93 --> [endTime] all the other tools Hey