Sunday is fun day. So, I decided to take a brake from the serious topics and talk about a purely entertaining topic, time traveling. Of course, I will mostly focus on it's fictional depiction, since I can't find a readily available time traveling machine to proof my hypothesis.
The Hero's Journey is a literary archetype or template that encompasses the common stages that heroes go through during their adventures, hence the name. It also applies to many other mediums, hopefully academic writing is among them.
A plot is a conceptual tool, useful to understand the elements of a story, the mechanisms to manipulate those elements, and the logic behind. The structure of a plot helps us frame our message in a way that makes sense, which, in turn, keeps the reader engaged.