Archetypes vs Characters in novels

They are not quite the same thing. One opens the reader to a much deeper, broader inference and thus experience. One draws on ancient iconography, from its mythology to its spiritual systems/science to create a vivid image, a tangible thought, an intense feeling, a throughway… There is nothing inherently amiss with the other. But one may be limited by the conscious whereas the other may rouse the subconscious.

Perhaps the greatest works are a blend of both.

You don’t have to agree, just consider…