1. Hero's Journey: Example- Luke Skywalker. A hero must save the world from certain disaster.
2. The Quest: Similar to Hero's Journey. A Protagonist travels and overcomes obstacles to obtain a desired object or treasure that will help mankind or his family.
3. Overcoming the Monster: The hero must fight monsters to protect the innocent. (David and Goliath)
4. Rags to Riches: Stories that tell of one character's struggle to overcome poverty or prejudice and achieve his dream.
5. Re-birth: (Think Dr. Who) 1.. Hero threatened 2. Must fight 3. All is lost 4. Hero does an about face that saves the day.
6. Voyage and Return- Going from innocence to wisdom. (Think Narnia)
7. Tragedy- A tragic flaw or moral flaw that causes disaster for the protagonist and his family.
8. Comedy- Characters thrown into bewilderment and having to resolve their issues in a comic way after it goes to the extreme.