Hero's Journey

The hero's journey is a narrative pattern originally identified by Joseph Campbell. It describes a common story structure where a hero embarks on an adventure, faces various challenges, undergoes transformation, and returns home with newfound knowledge or abilities. The hero's journey consists of several stages, including the call to adventure, meeting mentors, facing tests and trials, confronting a major ordeal, and returning with the reward.
When to use it: The hero's journey is particularly useful when crafting stories that revolve around personal growth, self-discovery, and transformation. It is commonly used in myths, epic tales, and many modern narratives, as it resonates with the human experience of facing and overcoming obstacles.