Quest Story- a narrative in which a hero goes on a journey to accomplish a seemingly impossible goal.

Requirements-Your hero must embody most of the characteristics of an epic hero.– In your story, your hero must attempt to complete a seemingly impossible goal. – Stories must be a minimum of 750 words, double spaced in 12-point font.– Your final draft must include a cover page according to the following rubric.– Must use dialogue correctly.Characteristics of Epic HeroesMost epic heroes possess most or all of 7 general characteristics you can use to help you decide if a character is, indeed, an epic hero or heroine.Trait 1: A Noble BirthMost epic heroes will have an above-average station in life. They will be kings, princes, or nobles of some sort. Commoners usually do no become epic heroes.Trait 2: Capable of deeds of great strength and courageBasically, this means the hero has the potential for great deeds.The magnitude of these actions are well above and beyond what the commoner does. While most epic heroes are good, not all are.Trait 3: Great WarriorBefore the hero of an epic does his business in the epic, he has usually established himselfin combat during a war.
Sometimes, as in The Iliad, we see the hero at war.In most, like Beowulf and The Odyssey, the hero has spent much time in battle.Trait 4: Travels Over a Vast SettingSimply put, you cannot be an epic hero if you stay in your village your whole life. The more countries or areas traveled to, the better. The farther away from your owncountry, the better.Distance makes the hero’s actions greater because they aren’t selfish; they are for another country or people.Trait 5: National HeroismBefore a hero can be celebrated by countries the world over, he must first be recognized inhis home country as a great and heroic person.Trait 6: HumilityEven as the rest of the world recognizes the great deeds of the hero, he is never a braggartor even willing to take the applause.He commits his deeds because he knows they need doing, and the fame and rewards thathe receives are only a matter of course, not the reason for completing his quests.Trait 7: Faces Supernatural Foes and/or Receives Supernatural HelpMost epic heroes either receive aid from a god or goddess or battle some superhumanenemy. This is what makes a hero’s action epic: they fight something mere mortals cannot battle. Beowulf has his Grendel; Odysseus his Cyclops.For each hero, the enemy is unique. You won’t see two heroes battling the same foe.