Tin Man and Scarecrow Swap Meet

When we look at the Scarecrow he appears to exemplify logic but his approach, rather than being in control, is quite uncontrolled. Similarly, although the Tin Man is undoubtedly feeling, his demeanor is just as surely described by control.

Decision Element Action Element

Decision Element Action Etemerit

Archetypal Arrangement

Reason Emotion

Archetypal Arrangement

Reason Emotion

Decision Element Action Element

Decision Element Action Etemerit

logic

feeling

control

uncontrolled

Wizard of Oz

Scarecrow

Tin Man

logic

feeling

uncontrolled

control

Apparently, the Scarecrow and the Tin Man have swapped characteristics: logic goes with uncontrolled and feeling goes with control. In a sense, both of these Characters now contain two Elements that are at odds with each other. The Action Element does not reflect the Decision Element. This creates two very interesting Characters who have an additional degree of depth to them: an internal friction, inconsistency, or conflict. This is the kind of arrangement that begins to make characters more complex.

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