Definition: An image, plot, character, or descriptive detail that occurs frequently in literature, myth, religion, or folklore, and causes emotion in the reader because it awakens an image in unconscious memory. The archetype is universally recognized, transcending cultures and time. The symbols that exists in the collective unconscious of people that include symbols in art, literature, myths, religion that reoccur over time and across cultures. All archetypes must be primordial, universal, and recurring. There are three types of archetypes: situational, character, and symbolic.