I recently read a book series which challenged a dream I have had since I was first exposed to the fantasy world of superheros. A secret hope that one day I would wake up and become one of those heroes. I know I am not alone in this secret hope, tv and movie culture these days is saturated with Marvel and DC. These stories are always shown to be two opposing sides, the good versus evil. The heroes versus the villains. The books turn this concept upside down and present some hard questions about human nature. Would I be able to resist the allure of unlimited power? Could I remain a “hero” when my every want or desire was at mine for the taking?
While the post does discuss how the book presents this idea the final section, Life and the Moral, is focused on the above questions and discusses them in greater depth. Give it a read! Do you agree that we have become enamored by superheros? How do you think we would handle the sudden arrival of these abilities?