Your main character breaks free from the archetype of the African-American novel: David is not black.
The calavera, or decorated skull, is an archetype of Mexican popular culture.
Uncontainable passion is not just a major preoccupation of the archetype, it's the bedrock.
He was a bit of an Owen archetype and a big influence on me as a kid.
Stephen is far from being the archetype unworldy or nerdish scientist—his personality unwarped by his frustrations and handicaps.
He had not, however, rid himself of the notion that the archetype was a property inherent in the group.
One program is the archetype for all the word processing that ever existed.
Each modern vanity here has its parallel--each luxury its archetype.
With them we think of the artificial as the archetype; the earth-born as the erratic exception.
Thus, the same individual man will have not only the Self-animal and the Self-biped, but also the Self-man, as archetype.
"original pattern from which copies are made," 1540s, from Latin archetypum, from Greek arkhetypon "pattern, model, figure on a seal," neuter of adjective arkhetypos "first-moulded," from arkhe- "first" (see archon) + typos "model, type, blow, mark of a blow" (see type). Jungian psychology sense of "pervasive idea or image from the collective unconscious" is from 1919.
archetype ar·che·type (är'kĭ-tīp')
An original model or type after which other similar things are patterned.
In Jungian psychology, an inherited pattern of thought or symbolic image that is derived from the past collective experience of humanity and is present in the unconscious of the individual. Also called imago.