The earliest know written story-The Epic of Gilgamesh

The Seven Basic Plots, Christopher Booker, Continuum Books, NY: 2004, page 21.

Overcoming the Monster

The Seven Basic Plots, Christopher Booker, Continuum Books, NY: 2004, page 23.

5000 years later

The Seven Basic Plots, Christopher Booker, Continuum Books, NY: 2004, page 22.

Dr. No image

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_stuMq1GJnrA/SfIwHA-qaxI/AAAAAAAADrY/bgONVBtxG8Y/s400/DrJuliusNo.jpg, December 3, 2009

A Few Examples

The Seven Basic Plots, Christopher Booker, Continuum Books, NY: 2004, page 48.

Gilgamesh

Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humbaba, December 3, 2009

Dr. No

http://www.jamesbondwiki.com/page/Dr.+Julius+No, December 3, 2009

Common in Folktales

The Seven Basic Plots, Christopher Booker, Continuum Books, NY: 2004, page 22.
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