“If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as a Michaelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, ‘Here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.”
That was said by Martin Luther King Jr. This quote helps prove the point that normal people, such as street sweepers, are important too. While the famous people are known, the small, normal people in the background are the ones that are getting the famous to the point where they are. We need to recognize the normal people in our lives or else they may decide to rise up against us in a mob of totally angry-normal people. Here are some of my favorite normal people:
Riley Poole-National Treasure
He is just so darn normal. Riley is the side-kick character that nobody remembers. But where would Ben be without his Riley?
The intern. I don’t think Darcy actually does anything in Thor except taser our main character, but she is quite the good comic uplift.
(Notice how the Normal people have to drive.)
Clint Barton (a.k.a. Hawkeye)
Now you may be thinking “Dude, Hawkeye is an Avenger. There is nothing normal about that.” If you are thinking this, you are only partly right. While Agent Barton is an Avenger, you must keep in mind that Clint is totally human. No super strength, mechanical suits, or gamma ray radiation involved. Pure normal. He is also the guy that will be beaten up first because of his lack of powers. (I mean really, look at what Loki did to him in Clint’s very first Avenger’s scene!)
Janner Igiby- On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness
Janner is the extremely normal older brother of King Kalmar. He’s so normal and sensible that we don’t even have a picture of him. The poor boy. His brother got all of the exciting genes.
Dr. John Watson-Sherlock
Look at him. He’s wearing a sweater, for crying out loud. Yet this normal-bordering-on-boring character managed to save Sherlock Holmes’ life on the very first day they met. Besides, only an extra-normal person could room with Sherlock, to even out the scales of normal.
Those were the Normal people that I could think of. (Of course, I probably forgot a few, considering that Normal people are so easy to forget.) If you can think of any other normal people in movies/shows/books, leave a comment!