Hero Archetypes – the Professor


According to Tami Cowden * there are 8 main Hero Archetypes in Romantic Fiction.
I thought I would test this theory with a few examples, starting with:
Hero Archetype 1. THE PROFESSOR
‘Coolly analytical, he knows every answer. He’s logical, introverted, and inflexible, but genuine about his feelings.
At work, he likes cold, hard facts, thank you very much, but he’s also honest and faithful, and won’t let you down.’

Examples? Sherlock Homes, Johnny Depp as Ichabod Crane, and Harrison Ford as Dr Jones or in ‘Sabrina’ is a classic – but what ab0ut

Hero Candidate: Matthew Goode.

Born April 3, 1976 in Exeter, England.

6′ 2″ and blue-eyed, actor Matthew Goode landed his first breakout role as Mandy Moore’s love interest Ben Calder in the romantic comedy Chasing Liberty (2004). The theatrically-trained actor followed it up with more prominent roles in Woody Allen’s Oscar-nominated Match Point (2005), Imagine Me & You (2005), Copying Beethoven (2006) and The Lookout (2007). He will star as Captain Charles Ryder in the upcoming film adaptation of Evelyn Waugh’s 1945 novel, Brideshead Revisited.

Um. The Professor has potential!

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