Carl Jung is famous for his archetypes.
But we would never guess that here.
Here we get cliché after cliché after cliché, never rising to an archetype.
It's as though archetypes don't exist.
But that's what we would expect here as we live our archetype.
So what is our archetype?
The most common archetype here is the the archetype of Narcissus.
You remember, Narcissus looked into a pond and saw a beautiful youth, but he did not know it was himself, I'll say that again, he did not know it was himself.
And this is the essence of Greek Tragedy, the protagonist can't stop the unfolding tragedy because they don't know what they are doing.
And it is exactly the same for the Oedipus and Electra archetypes, Oedipus did not know it was his mother, and Oedipus did not know it was his father. And Electra did not know it was her father and mother.
And so the Greek tragedy unfolds before our horrified eyes, and no one can stop it.
And so it is plain that the Archetype of Narcissus is being fully lived here, because we don't know what we are doing.
We do not recognise we are living the archetype of Narcissus.