June 21, 2012
“You either die a hero, or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain.”
Harvey Dent spoke these words in the final scene of the movie, Batman: The Dark Knight. It is a quote that leaves you thinking and gives you the ultimatum of either dying a hero or living as a villain.
Obviously, this is probably a decision that can’t be made over night. This is a decision that you have to sit down, grab a cup of coffee and weigh both of the options.
Being a hero is a prestigious honor. A hero is someone who is looked up to, someone who is there for others to help them decide between good and evil. At the same time, being a hero is a dangerous task. It means standing up for something that you believe in and defending it to the death. There are all different kinds of heroes. These heroes can range from sports athletes on the field to any army solider on the battlefield. Being a hero is not an easy job, it a lifestyle that you have to live by. Would you risk it all? Are you willing to take a bullet just to die with this prestigious title?
A villain is pretty much the anti-hero. This is the person who does not have a drop of kindness or remorse for anyone. They are there just to satisfy them-self and to make sure that the hero doesn’t achieve their goal. Some people act like villains in our everyday lives. I am sure that you know someone who is always jealous of another. The same person who just hates to see others succeed and that no one else can achieve happiness unless it includes them-self.
Some people are able to embrace the villain role though. There are even people who feel bad for villains and think that they can be cured to one day become a good person. Many flourish when faced with evil. They enjoy the hate and love being the bad guy. They love being the rebel and standing for everything that is wrong. Is it worth it? Would you want to live with the title of being a villain and having the world turned against you?
In the famous quote by Harvey Dent, he said that if you have the chance to die a hero and don’t take it, then you will eventually turn into a villain.
Taking the chance to die, means you are indeed a hero. Standing for something and risking death, are traits only heroes have.
After seeing both sides of the quote and thinking it over, I think I would much rather die a hero. There are people who believe in something, but aren’t willing sacrifice in order to show their true belief. I believe if you are willing to sacrifice your own life for something you believe in, it shows the kind of person you are. It shows that you are indeed a hero no matter what anyone says and you willing to pay the ultimate price to show it.
May 10, 2012
So your walking down the block in New York City. You see an old lady getting ready to cross the street. It is your picture perfect scenario to walk over there and help her. Make you feel good about helping an old lady and look like the good guy. Your all ready to go, waiting for the right moment, hoping that there are a lot of people around to see you do this good deed.
All of a sudden, here comes something flying toward this old lady. It is a red object, wait…no! You finally realize that it is a person hanging from a web. This mystery person swoops up the old lady, drops her on the other side of the street and continues on swinging from building to building on his web like nothing ever happened. Don’t lie, if that ever happened it would pretty awesome.
Imagine if all of your favorite superheroes came to life. All of the superheroes that we all idolized growing up, turned into reality!
Another day, another morning. You get ready to go to work once again, wake up, go outside and you get your daily newspaper. You turn to your left to say hello to your neighbor and you see this pretty cool looking car outside of his house. Looking closer you realize that is a the Bat Mobile, the same one that you use to watch on television as a kid. Making his way out of the car is Batman him self, he looks at you, gives you a wave and continues on his average day of fighting crime.
If superheros were real, there would be no need for a police force. Just think about it, who in their right mind would want to mess with a superhero with unnatural abilities that could take you down in an instant. Well of course if you are a villain like the Green Goblin or someone like that. Besides those crazy villains, there would be no one and I mean no one who would every stand toe to toe with a superhero in a fight.
Picture this, you get pulled over for going 35 mph over the speed limit. You lower your window to deal with a cop who is going to yell at you and then you realize, it is The Hulk. Yes, the giant green guy who can crush you into pieces if you dare to even give him a wrong look. I know I would say something like, “Sorry for speeding Mr. Green giant looking guy, just please don’t hurt me. It won’t happen again I promise.”
I would then take my ticket, not say a word and get the heck out of there. Of course if you paid The Flash a few dollars, he could take you to wherever you wanted to go in lighting fast time. You would never have to worry about another speeding ticket ever again.
Is it a crazy idea to have a world with real superheroes? I don’t think so at all. I think it is a win-win situation for everyone involved here.
Heck, let’s go as far as saying that there would be no need for a president. I think the Justice League would do a pretty good job of keeping our country safe.