Two things strike me regarding the hero’s journey: one normal, the other, inspiring. Creative writing features these two aspects. The hero goes through a series of obstacles. Think Peter Rabbit who was specifical warned about entering Mr McGregor’s Garden. And Wow! Everything went wrong. I recall the images, peter trembling like a crapping dog. But all ends well, a cup of camomile tea and happily ever after.
And so goes every story, obstacles, and denouement. I don’t think that’s by accident, oh, no! Why do all stories have happy endings? Well, at least 99 per-cent have happy endings. I will tell you why; we are lovers of justice. Now where does that come from? For me, the answer is simple, as humans we are subject to objective morality. Jeremiah 31: 33 reads “I will place my law on their hearts and scribe them on their minds.”