Some of the main characters in Nezha can be traced back to the legends of prehistoric civilization. These myths with vivid themes have taken root in the hearts of writers of the past generations, and they have been replaced by imagination generation after generation. Because this displacement was carried out unintentionally, the writer himself may not be aware of the results of its influence.
Images often express more meanings than languages. Sometimes it is difficult to express a clear idea even with the most abundant language, but a special visual image can do this. However, there are essential differences between the general image and the original image, that is the archetype. The meaning of general image is very limited, while the original image, in this case Nezha, has universality, collectivity and depth. It reflects the universal experience of Chinese people and their behaviors and contains rich metaphors. From the angry three-headed six-armed Buddhist patron saint to the upright and courageous Taoist child God of war, the evolution of Nezha's image not only shows the traditional signs of fusion of the three schools of Confucianism, Buddhism, and Taoism, but also reveals the absorption and innovation of heterogeneous culture among Chinese people. The archetypes of image frameworks often originate from ancient myths. Image frameworks are related to the thematic archetype, but image goes further, that is to say, the characters, events, environment and their relationships encompassing the image are combined into a structural unit, and its deep structure or matrix shows considerable stability in the process of displacement. 2b1af7f3a8