The not yet a swan type – a classic character in Storytelling
Ugly Duckling drawing
Text and illustration by Frits Ahlefeldt
Sketching up one of the classic archetypes in storytelling – the hero. The Ugly Duckling is an old fairytale from H.C. Andersen about a misplaced swan egg, and how the little duckling grows up, going through a lot of hardship and trials, before finally turning into a swan
The hero in a story almost always go through some kind of transformation – and the Ugly Duckling Story has become one of the most used examples of this. But the hero is just one of the many archetype characters in storytelling.
The Characters page here (coming soon) focus on the many different character types in storytelling