Heroes and Superhuman Deeds Essay example

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Super-Human Deeds
Many people think of a hero as a person with superhuman powers and/or infallible virtues. Superman, Batman and Spiderman are typical movie and comic book heroes. Superman possesses super-human powers of strength and sight. Batman is a technical genius, using his tools and wits to catch and outsmart the bad guys. Spiderman swings from a web and uses his “Spider-sense” to catch criminals. However, they each start off as seemingly ordinary citizens. Neither of them has any outward bad habits and neither ever hangs around to be thanked for their good deeds, which is virtuous. Neither one was born a superhuman (except Superman).
Not every person can become a hero. Many people aspire to be heroic minded. However, many
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Dire straits are what make them spring into action. They act without thought for their personal safety or comfort. They are everyday people that do what needs to be done when it needs to be done. Think of the people that went out, voluntarily, when Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans. The real heroes in that situation were the ones that volunteered to go out in search of the injured and trapped citizens of the city.
The real heroes brought food and water when those staples seemed to be in short supply. They put their personal safety and comfort aside to assist with the needs of their fellow man. There were many firefighters and EMS service techs that performed seemingly heroic deeds, but it is their job provide that service. True heroes are people that react with a natural concern for others.
Heroes can pop up in the strangest of places. The hero is the short story, “The Ones Who
Walk Away From Omelas” has a miserable and suffering child personified as the hero. The hero in this sense carries the burden for all the citizens of that city or country, as it were. If it were not for that one child, their entire civilisation would not exist as a proposed utopian society, where all the citizens go about in a free and carefree manner without fear of sickness, hunger or poverty. The child sacrifices all comfort for the greater good.
Pressure to act in a heroic manner on a daily basis can tire the best of persons. Take as examples the parents of critically ill

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