Fabricated Perceptions Of Batman, Superman, And Ironman

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Fabricated Perceptions
Batman, Superman, and Ironman are prominent superheroes in the media who are primarily admired by innocent boy and girls. These fictional characters fight injustice with bravery and selflessness, providing a false image of real heroes to children. How many of these idolized figures are still thought of in the same way after 10 or 15 years? While these fake perceptions of heroes sustain an income for our entertainment industry, everyone should be praising those who truly sacrificed for the benefit of the community. The real heroes are often neglected as we obsess over these imaginary characters. Although the media often recognizes a hero as a flamboyantly dressed man in some suit with a logo, the true heroes are the altruistic and motivational people who overcome personal desires, accept the challenge, and dedicate their life for the welfare of others by overcoming the difficulties of the challenge.

It is a choice bestowed upon all of us whether to be a hero, or not. It depends on whether or not we accept the challenge that no ordinary or everyday person would. The renowned Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. who served as one of the central leaders during the civil rights movement claims, “faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase” (Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase- Brainy Quote). King regards this call as a faith, something we believe in, a dream. Though there were many unknown obstacles, he persevered throughout one of the most trying times in US history. He took on the risks of a leader and “[had] given his life to something bigger than oneself” (A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself- Brainy Quo...

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...elves for it. Heroes solely endanger their life so others would have the opportunity to live. Without these people, our society would possess minimum optimism and motivation to do the same for others. The well respected Martin Luther King accepted the burden of being a leader, even at frustrating times. Similarly, the teenage Aris Canoy Espinosa chose to give his life so the other children would live. They both demonstrated characteristics of a true hero. Unlike Melba Pattillo Beals who protested for equal right, her degree of her bravery wasn’t as significant because she didn’t devote herself to others. We can never have enough admiration for those who have simply dedicated themselves to us. Hence, traits of a true hero are determined by the altruistic acts of the individual as well as their ability to give up so much of their life so others would live a good one.

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