Sure, the characters are more like archetypes than human beings.
As we become adults, we have this need to marginalize youth and make them into archetypes.
Hardy describes a world of complex rules, rituals, and archetypes.
For whatever reason, I think about that a lot—two American archetypes.
One wishes that these archetypes seemed more quaint than they are.
Longhi speaks of him as "most unfaithful to his archetypes," and, "whatever the originals, being always Bartolozzi."
They are transcripts, types—the archetypes are in us, and eternal.
The archetypes (or models) of qualities are the actualizations of the beings, which are the principles of these qualities.
The Greek anthology and Martial have furnished the archetypes of our epigrams and of our epitaphs.
Moses and the prophets were considered by the evangelists antetypes or archetypes of the coming Savior.
"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.