The Question and Answer section for How to Read Literature Like a Professor is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
I have the text, How to Read Literature Like a Professor, in front of me. The chapter entitled, Or the Bible, makes no reference to the Three Hermits.
Quote from the text?
The five aspects are: a quester, a place to go, a stated reason to go there, challenges and trials en route, and a real reason to go there. Unfortunately, I do not know what books you have read.