II: The Case Study of the Orphan

Phase 3: Adopting The Orphan

There is a behavioral mirroring that is enacted when the Orphan character is first identified with as archetype. The interest of the host in the Orphan can sometimes be identified through a set of common behaviors like costuming, manipulations of speech pattern and accent.

Whether direct impersonation or something more subtly intimated, the influence of the Orphan is enacted as a series of imaginative choices and performative rehearsals over an indeterminate expanse of time. There is however a progression of development within the Agency of the Orphan which takes place as a consistent succession.

Host sees reflection in Orphan experience

Associates self to an Orphan character

Identifies character as archetypal model

Gradually (and subconsciously) begins to emulate this ideal

Through the medium of the chosen Orphan character, the Host attributes a mirroring dynamic between the host and a given archetype. It is not that the Host wants become aligned with Oliver Twist, for example, rather the host wants to become aligned with what Oliver represents.

>> Phase 4: Identifying The Archetype

Behavorial Mirroring

Costuming

Costuming

Costuming

Costuming

Costuming

Costuming

Costuming

Identifies Character as Behavioral Model

Association of Self and Orphan

Subconscious Emulation

Reflection