II: The Case Study of the Orphan
When the child first feels empathy with the Orphan, the driving force behind the need belongs exclusively to the realm of childhood. Some of these needs remain in the state of childhood imagination, while others continue to develop over time into a more adult language and acting out.
When the child attaches to the Orphan as archetype, the virtues of the model appear as a mentor who’s presence surpasses that of a parent. The Orphan replaces the parent as a model of self-governance. The Orphan is the first non-adult example of such autonomy. Identification with the archetype of Orphan initiates the process of individuation for the child, but sustains the child’s identity within the realm of childhood.