How To Become A Super Human

A response to MozBar’s post:I have to say that people like Quentin Tarantino make it worthwhile watching movies once in a while. I recently watched Kill Bill 1&2. The movies are quite entertaining but the last dialog between Bill and Kiddo grabbed my attention, where Bill says:

“Now, a staple of the superhero mythology is, there’s the superhero and there’s the alter ego. Batman is actually Bruce Wayne, Spider-Man is actually Peter Parker. When that character wakes up in the morning, he’s Peter Parker. He has to put on a costume to become Spider-Man. And it is in that characteristic Superman stands alone. Superman didn’t become Superman. Superman was born Superman.When Superman wakes up in the morning, he’s Superman. His alter ego is Clark Kent. His outfit with the big red “S”, that’s the blanket he was wrapped in as a baby when the Kent’s found him. Those are his clothes. What Kent wears – the glasses, the business suit – that’s the costume. That’s the costume Superman wears to blend in with us.Clark Kent is how Superman views us. And what are the characteristics of Clark Kent. He’s weak… he’s unsure of himself… he’s a coward. Clark Kent is Superman’s critique on the whole human race.”

This is so true; we are all born as super-humans and are made to wear costumes that make us weak, unsure and coward. If we just dare to get out of them, undo the programming of this society, we can realise who we really are under the costumes. We may not be able to fly, but our worries will certainly fly away. We may not be able to move mountains, but the mountains of responsibility will certainly be removed from our shoulders. I think if we can live without fear we are super-human. That’s it; it’s that simple.


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3 responses to “How To Become A Super Human

  • chunkee2na

    Finally a post and undoubtedly great too! I love these movies, I wonder what Quentin Tarantino could do with a dialogue-focused movie instead of the (fantastic) violence he provides.

    I like your interpretation of the quotes better than mine. I always thought of it as man always needing a leader of some sort even though he is capable of incredible independence and rational thought. Perhaps the world would be better without our dependence on governments and people praying to deities. The common thing among both of these is that they’re not entirely truthful. But, that’s a debate for another day! Once again, great post!

  • ThursdayNightRants (@ThursNightRants)

    My apologies for the lack of posts! I am going to schedule a multitude of new posts for this week, to make up for lost reading! 🙂

  • Marisol

    Very interesting and inspiring. It reminds me of a research paper I wrote on V for Vendetta and the ‘hero within.’ On another note, I have never seen any of Quentin Tarantino’s work and I kind of need to get on that. 🙂

    I love your blog! This is a really cool mix of topics. And you should definitely read Never Let Me Go! Another good one by Kazuo Ishiguro is The Remains of the Day. The books explore humanity in a way I’ve never really been exposed to before…

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