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It's All About Augustine. (If that's not already a sitcom title then we're taking credit for it right now.) He's our saintly-but-not-so-saintly hero who drives the narrative. Augustine follows the Hero's Journey pretty much to a T (you can read up on this idea in our Booker's Seven Basic Plots Analysis section).