Summary Of Action Hero By Rulon Openshaw

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In the essay “Action Hero” by Rulon Openshaw, a man gets shot by a thief who’s carrying a gun. The man portrayed as a hero by his friends did not do anything heroic. The only reason the man was portrayed as a hero is because of “fracture” he received on his leg by getting shot by the mugger. The man’s “popularity soared” and he is getting portrayed as a hero. Being selfish the man did not try to change his friend's point of view. Being “reluctant” the man did not want to give up his “newly acquired status”. The man was afraid of losing his high image in his friend's eyes. Whereas, the man committed a foolish mistake he is being considered a hero. Instead of running away when the mugger “lowered his revolver “ the man screamed for the thief’s

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