Lots of plot structures reference this. Is it more metaphorical than I'm thinking? What happens in a story when the protagonist can never go back to how things were before? I'm just curious cause the return home always feels out of reach. Like a newly embraced vampire forever thrust into the night? Even if it's not a bad or tragic end is it really going back to the ordinary? Or an eldritch hero who can never integrate back into normal society and chooses to make something new of his like instead of wallow? So what constitutes a return home/to the ordinary for you? Maybe I'm just overthinking it, but I constantly hear about everyone using this hero's journey structure and I feel like an outcast for not fitting into it so neatly. I've never felt able to adhere to plot structures.