One of the themes my Romance Novel series explores is the Tragic Greek Hero. In one line my Hero laments, “It was best not to think about life as a mortal. Because heroes never got happy endings.”
I wanted to take the time today to expand on this a little bit. So often we are told that heroes get happy endings: They slay the dragon, save the damsel, live happily ever after. Happy endings are certainly expected in Romance Novels (and spoiler, my stories all have happy endings) but for Greek heroes that often wasn’t the case.