Heroes and Superhuman Deeds Essay example

869 Words 4 Pages
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
…show more content…
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…

Related Documents