This article discusses significance-laden journeys.
In mythology and literature, a quest, a journey towards a goal, serves as a plot device and (frequently) as a symbol. Quests appear in the folklore of every nation and also figure prominently in non-national cultures. In literature, the objects of quests require great exertion on the part of the hero,
and the overcoming of many obstacles, typically including much travel.
The aspect of travel also allows the storyteller to showcase exotic
locations and cultures (an objective of the narrator, not of the
When I read the word "Quest" I thought of the quest of the Holy Grail and the knights of King Arthur.But there are many more!
I read for instance "The Lord of the Rings" by Tolkien and I saw some of the places in New Zealand where the movie was shot. Another series of books with a quest are the Harry Potter books.
It is remarkable that the medieval quests were done by heroic knights or kings, while the modern ones were vulnerable persons, very young for the greater part and not so brave, but still determined to save humanity and this planet. The Bible is full of those chosen people who have to commit missions, which are almost impossible, nevertheless they succeed always in spite of their weaknesses.
Question1: Can you name some of the heroes who were chosen by God for a mission?
Question2: Who was singing the following poem?"( King Arthur, Harry Potter, or Frodo the Hobbit)
"Still round the corner there may wait
A new road or a secret gate;
And though I oft have passed them by,
A day will come at last when I
Shall take the hidden paths that run.
West of the Moon, East of the Sun."
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