The protagonist travels to a strange land and, after overcoming danger and obstacles, returns with experience.


a dramatic work in which the central motif is the triumph over adverse circumstance, resulting in a successful or happy conclusion. it's more than just humor - a comedy's often winding, confusing events are resolved with clarity at the conclusion. 


A major event forces the main character to change her or his ways, often for the better.


A character flaw or terrible mistake makes for the protagonist's undoing. an unfortunate end evokes pity at the fall of a fundamentally good character.


an evil force threatens the protagonist or the protagonist's homeland.


The protagonist, often with companions, sets out to acquire an important object or get to a special location. the group faces temptations and other obstacles along the way.


The poor protagonist acquires power, wealth, and/or a mate, loses it all and gains it back, growing as a person as a result.