Examples Of Permeable Heroes

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Permeable Heroes It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s… a flying-man wearing red and blue tights? Whenever there seems to be trouble, many like think that there is some super being that will swoop in to save them in any time of peril. If a child was asked who his hero is, most would reply by saying spider-man, batman, or someone who is explained as a “superhero.” This is because of the way these characters are portrayed. Children watch superhero movies where the hero always comes out on top. These comedies make heroes look perfect and without any real flaw. This is not only a fantasy, but a cruel one at that! All true heroes seem to not only have flaws, but come to terms with them, and acknowledge them. This makes these weaknesses strong. In the …show more content…
I have still been unsuccessful in catching my grandpa in a selfish act. He is constantly thinking of the well-being of others before his own. He also breathes no words of self-pity or sorrow for himself. He has experienced many pains as well as many pleasures, yet speaks of none too much. There is never any doubt that he will rise to any occasion, or act upon any pure request. Compassion is often categorized as a verb. “It is not a thought of sentimental feeling, but rather a movement of the heart,”(Compassion is a Verb, Salzberg). A true hero never flaunts his talents in front of those with less. He would never boast with pride over things that he has done for others, or make up excuses when he believes he has ‘done enough.’ It is impossible to serve everyone, thus making a hero’s job endless and tiresome. My grandpa, being the true hero he is, will never let this be shown. The pep that he still has in his step, and his amazingly positive attitude make it seem like it would take a lot more than a simple “bad day” to bring him down. Although, because of the many selfless acts he performs, my grandpa has said that his days of misfortune are very slim. Can heroes afford to take “days off”? There are many definitions of a hero. Some may think that a hero can be nothing less than the fictional characters that are seen on television. Others would argue that a hero could be a fresh pair of legs to do some yard-work for an elder. Although the two may seem extremes of one another, a true hero has specific things in common, whether portrayed on television, or in the real world. In a poem by Rudyard Kipling, the key to becoming a true man is explained to a young boy. The poem states, “ If you can meet with triumph and disaster\ And treat

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