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TV Tropes: Helpful or Oversimplified?

The beginning of this year, I found a wiki called Tvtropes, which basically organizes various plot, character, visual and many elements which are part of the entertainment.  It just so happened that in English class, we were studying archetypes such as the hero, trickster, damsel in distress, the shadow/villain, etc.  While I do enjoy reading and adding examples to the site, I can’t help but wonder whether reading this site is beneficial; It is a wiki, after all, with information that can be easily edited, and colloquial terms which may or may not be universal.  I merely want to know if those who read tvtropes think it is a good source to consult, say, literary elements.

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