Robert Downey As A True Hero In Jodi Picoult's Iron Man

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Jodi Picoult once stated",Heroes didn't leap off of tall buildings or stop bullets with an outstretched hand, they didn't wear boots and capes. They bled, and they bruised, and their superpowers were as simple as listening, or loving. Heroes were ordinary people who knew that even if their own lives were impossibly knotted, they could untangle someone else's. And maybe that one act could lead someone to rescue you right back." Miss Picoult is trying to convey that humans are in no way perfect, and that's is what a hero is, human. They have demons, fears, and flaws, but despite all of this, they continuously fights to overcome them and will help others anyway they can. Heroism is an imperfect person that overcomes personal fears or obstacles, and takes charge Ina time of need. One…show more content…
You might say, of course he's a hero, he plays Iron Man, but that isn't what makes him a hero. Downey is a true hero, because he conquered is troubled past, learning from it, and helps others do the same. Downey is very well known for his trouble with drug abuse, all of his life. RDJ's addiction started at the meager age of eight. The problem started out small, but in the late 90's it formed into a dark abyss, seemingly endless, and nearly impossible to escape. He was placed in prison numerous times, and several rehabilitation centers for several relapses and poor judgement. The loop continued, courts and lawyers and drug dealers and cops, until one day, when he looked past the suffocating fog and saw how lost and tired he really was. He finally realized how much he lost, how selfish he was and decided to change his ways, he received help. With the help of everyone who supported him, Downey was finally able to pull himself out of the depths, ending his substance abuse. Robert Is a inspiration to many who have suffered through the tolls of drug abuse, and for the ways he improves the world. He provides remodels for many not only for his heroism

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