Sherlock Holmes Is Not A Hero
Now that I’ve got your attention.
I got into an argument the other day about the Hero’s Journey. Anyone who knows me probably knows my stance: It’s not universal, it’s certainly not the monomyth, and it’s simply one variety of the Quest Narrative.
But when thinking of examples of stories that fall outside of it even in the west, other than romance, the thing which came most to mind is…