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The child : an archetypal symbol in literature for children and adults
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In literature the archetypal child is not portrayed in isolation, but in the context of a mutually supportive relationship with a mentor. According to Jungian psychology, the on-going process of individuation requires a balance of opposite qualities such as those associated with the child and the adult. The symbiotic relationship of the protege and mentor, therefore, serves as a metaphor of personal integration.
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Byrnes, Alice OP, DA, "The Child in Relationship: An Expression of Wholeness" (1995). Faculty Works: English. 9.