Nowadays, we can see so many hero type people in our society. Different culture and different countries will appear different types of hero. Hero gave us confident and we can trust them. I have chosen two heroes to compare and contrast based on cultural aspect and what they act. The two heroes are The Batman and Iron Man.
In movies, the image of hero is very clear. They are strong in muscle; fight the bad guy to save to world and they have girl friend or lover. Their physical fitness is very good with well body shape. The two heroes are in western culture. Compare with the heroes in Asian Culture, the way to protect the one you love is the same. The image is to meet the target until die which shows the masculine characteristics.
For Batman, he is a famous person with high social class. His image is a successful businessman and on the other hand he is a hero to save the city. He is very strong and well body shape. When he catches the thief, he acts independently. He will not ask for help and refuse the others involve although he gets hurt. He is very clever and very calm. He will first plan before he takes action.
For Iron Man, he is also a famous person with high social class. He is weapon producer and a director of company. Before he becomes a super hero he is just the one who creates weapons. He is clever but sometimes he is quite rash that he do not plan before he act.
In western culture, heroes are the one who gave us positive power to fight for the bad things until the end. And those heroes are always presented by Male. Batman and Iron Man are strong in muscle but the power that they can save the world is based on they have money or not. Because they are the rich people and they have their own company, they hav.
. . or donate the money to the government. But they choose to be a hero. This shows they had same masculine attributes that man should do such things. After they become a hero, both of them had changed their style. For Iron Man, he become a little bit arrogant and batman become hiding his emotion. Both of them achieved different masculine characteristics which heroes should be well in physical fitness; heroes must attracted many woman to love; feel famous all over the world. Also, power should be given to heroes such as they should have exception to escape from law when they are doing the correct things. As a hero, they are not using the special power from god, it only based on what they can create. Without the suit, they just a simple person like you and me. People will trust them when they do the things in an correct way that they are helping people escape from fear.