Dreams Denied! A Hero’s SacrificeArt & Literature, Film, Other, Picturing the Word — By Picturing the Word on March 24, 2010 at 2:02 am
Welcome to Week 5 of Picturing the Word!
This week in class we watched movies and read books with the theme “I Offer You A Change At Greatness.”
Star Trek (2009)
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
Spider-Man 2 (2004)
Superman II (1980)
Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith (2005)
We also read:
Chapter 2 of the comic book Kingdom Come
This week John and I ponder the question of whether or not Heroes are allowed to have dreams and desires of their own. Because Heroes have such a clear calling (given the gifts and talents they have been allotted), we wonder if heroes are morally obligated to give up any desires of their own (desires for a lover, for an alternate career, for a “normal” life, etc.). It seems to us that heroes are required to live a lonely life if they are to be effective heroes.
As always, please feel free to join our conversation by commenting below or emailing John and I at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Happy listening! ‘