Yes, Rose, characters in good scripts are complex. We can use archetypes to reflect that in the sense that any character can don the ‘mask’ of any archetype in any scene and any relationship.

So a Mentor may don a nemesis mask… an attractor mask… a co-protagonist mask… a trickster mask for any given scene to try to accomplish their goal for that scene.

This is simply a reflection of real life. We, as individuals, don ‘masks’ all the time during the course of our daily existence. So, too, our story’s characters.

This is a real benefit in that it helps us avoid one-note characters *and* allows us to explore the complexities of our characters.

Takeaway: Explore the multiple layers of our story’s characters and how that can be reflected in the archetype ‘masks’ they wear from scene to scene.

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