The PrisonerARCHETYPES

The Prisoner

Water, Waning Crescent (9)

Keywords:

Trapped, restricted, powerless, future determined by outside forces, hope despite grim circumstances

Reversed Meaning:

Outside influence forces a reevaluation of priorities

Basic Interpretation:

Lacking chance or choice, the Prisoner sits in his cell at the whim of others. The Prisoner's fate is decided by others; control over life is rests with judges, jury or simple luck. There is hope, but no power to act. Decisions are being made but the Prisoner has little say in the matter.

Objects:

Manacles, chains, a single candle, addictive drugs, money.

Plot Suggestions:

A puppet-ruler asking for aid; a poor farm with hope despite evidence of failure; incarceration.

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