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Literature from different times is very different at times It may encompass alternate feelings morals or types of characters On the other hand literature from different time periods can be very similar in these ways The quest archetype is something that has been written about for ages One of the most well-known quest novels is Homers The Odyssey This story tells of the quest that the protagonist Odysseus must undertake Although that was written hundreds of years ago the same setup is used for many of todays stories The quest consists of not in this order the Call the Other the Journey Helpers and Guides the Treasure and the Transformation The most difficult part of the quest that the protagonist must go through is the Journey In Babylon Revisited Idiots First Through the Tunnel Behind the Blue Curtain The Odyssey the Journey always introduces the protagonist to a strange new land or be introduced to a strange new thing to test them of their heroic potential and tells of a flaw that the protagonist has The short story Babylon Revisited by F Scott Fitzgerald is one story that tells about the Journey The protagonist in this story wants custody of his child and will do anything for it This journey takes place in Paris He has been there before but he has never seen it before as he has seen as he embarks on his journey Previously he has only seen Paris drunk and in only the best places when he was rich He used to think of himself as on top of the world It was not an American bar any morehe felt polite in it and not as if he owned it Fitzgerald 207 Charlie the protagonist used to see the world in a very strange way He used to feel better than everyone He does not feel this way anymore though so he feels that this is a very strange world because
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