Superheroes Doing Domestic Things
|"There is about [superheroes] carving out exemptions from physical laws a transcendent beauty that makes manifest God in man...[Superheroes] are profundity in motion. They enable abstractions like power and grace and control to become not only incarnate but televisable. To be a [superhero], performing, is to be that exquisite hybrid of animal and angel that we average unbeautiful watchers have such a hard time seeing in ourselves.
So we want to know them, these gifted, driven physical achievers. We too, as an audience, are driven: watching the performance is not enough. We want to get intimate with all that profundity. We want inside them; we want the Story. We want to hear about humble roots, privation, precocity, grim resolve, discouragement, persistence, team spirit, sacrifice, killer instinct, liniment and pain."
[David Foster Wallace]
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