According to Gould, the 1960s television show Batman was an unexpected cultural revolution because for children watching television in the 60s, the Batman TV series was a joyfully relaxing exercise for them. Also, this became a comedy classic and it was a cultural phenomenon in the 1960s. The Batman TV series was famous because this series has humor and a colorful cast of villains. As well, Batman have some aspect of popular culture, that he represents the reflection of society making him a superhero. In addition, Batman in the society wants to do justice on a bad attitude committed. He saw justice like fight a war on crime, and the goal was that the city does not belong to do criminal things and corruption. In fact, Batman has the ability
Many times in modern day society has Beowulf, one of the oldest legends in history, been compared to super heroes. After reading Beowulf, and looking at dozens of online “discussions” (more so arguments), one will find that Beowulf is almost the exact same as Batman. Both Beowulf and Batman have an unearthly amount of strength, both use tools to their advantage when they need to, and both are called upon to deal with problems that others are either to weak or too cowardly to deal with themselves.
People began to become fans of Batman because of these well made films that resembled the Batman. The film that I find making the most impact on fans of superheroes was the film, The Dark Knight filmed and produced by Christopher Nolan. This film really connected with the people of America, because the movie was very action packed. Many individuals wouldn’t ever place their hands on a comic book, or watch an animated television series about the Batman and because of that people wouldn’t ever give Batman a chance. (Nolan) With this film the director of it gave the audience a taste of realistic crime and crime fighting. Batman had to face an unstoppable force known as the Joker, it was because Batman was able to face such an unstoppable villain being just a human being this film really connected with most individuals. People could relate to Batman because he didn’t have any super powers, and it could help you imagine what it would be like to be in his position. “This is what happens when an unstoppable force...meets an immovable object. You truly are incorruptible, aren't you? Huh? You won't kill me... out of some misplaced sense of self-righteousness.” (Nolan) This is the joker giving his last dialogue before Batman foils his plans and takes him down. The Batman is
Superman embodies the ideals of a nation. Just like Odysseus, Superman is strong, compassionate, and brave. Superman is able to pick up a plane with arm, now that is what you call super human strength. He loves to just save everyday people or people that can’t really defend themselves against the forces of evil. Superman would put his life on the line to save millions every day of his life. He also doesn’t run away from danger, he is the first to go towards it. He is also very confident in his abilities; he believes that he is able to take on any danger that comes to. “A hero is someone that you admire and strive to be more like. They contain qualities you desire in yourself,” (Rob, Marcus Pointe Youth Pastor). Superman is definitely someone that can be admired, and one way to be more like him could be you making smart and logical
For my compare and contrast paragraph I chose Batman vs Superman. Batman and Superman are alike in a lot of ways but there some differences. There are both alike because they are both super heroes, both from DC, and both are good at what they do. Batman in different from Superman is that Batman can’t fly and Superman can fly because his powers. Another thing is that Batman fights in Gotham the most crime ridden city. Batman also wears black because so no can see him plus he wants to dress like bat. Superman different from Batman because Superman can shoot lasers from his eyes and breaths out ice. Superman also wears blue and red and fights in Metropolis city.
Beowulf and Superman are considered epic heroes because of the feats and battles both have conquered, along with the villains and countless evil creatures that have been defeated. Despite being closely similar in the journey each takes and the enemies they vanquish; each is vastly different in certain points of their existence and attitudes. Beowulf and Superman’s differences and similarities start at the beginning of each one’s lives and end at the last moments of their journeys. Superman and Beowulf have both struggled to conquer all foes and enemies and have fought hard for the lives each has lived, or is living, and both have acquired the titles of being an epic hero.
Beowulf is a classic Anglo Saxon poem about heroism. In fact one scholar notes, “Legends and superheros present us with something very local in its ethics. It's not messianic. It's far more tangible” (Rhys Ifans). Beowulf is considered a legend in the English Literature world. Batman is considered a superhero in the DC Comic industry. However, even though they’re from different times and put in different situations, they have as much in common as they have different, especially in courage, smartness and the willing to fight evil.
Superman and Alexie both save lives even though they have different methods. “I am trying to save our lives.” Sherman Alexie tries to save people’s lives with books and knowledge. “One failure and you forget all the good I’ve done.” Superman constantly saves lives by using his powers.
Throughout the decades men have dominated the comic-book industry. They played a very important role in perpetuating stereotypes. The male writers, publishers, editors, and creators wrote for the their target audience, which was primarily young boys. The 90s was a period of time where society obsessed over male strength, which in turn led the idea of how fragile a woman is compared to a man. Batman and Batgirl are both human superheroes; they do not have any special healing factor or any other kind of superpowers. All his enemies constantly give Batman brutal beatings, but he always walks away from the fight (see appendix 1). He suffers no long-term effects because men must have strength; suffering is a sign of weakness, and men can never be weak—society demands that. Complementary to this, in Batman: The Killing Joke, Batgirl is shot by the Joker and is paralyzed for life (see appendix 2). The juxtaposition of Batman’s invincibility
Batman is a superhero because he fights crime and makes the world a better place. As a child, he lost his parents and then grew into the superhero he is today. Even though Batman does not
“As a man, I 'm flesh and blood, I can be ignored, I can be destroyed; but as a symbol ... as a symbol I can be incorruptible, I can be everlasting” (Batman Begins). Batman is one of the most popular superheroes of all time. Although he has no superpowers, his willpower and intelligence combined with his physical prowess, and ingenuity make him an incredibly dangerous opponent. In his secret identity he puts on the mask of Bruce Wayne, billionaire, playboy. In Christopher Nolan’s trilogy, Batman combats crime and faces several villains and their plots to wreak havoc and cause chaos. The villains that he faces, eventually come back again trying to cause a great deal of turmoil for Gotham city. Batman’s moral code on not killing is pointless,
Who is better? Who is stronger? Craig Silvey refers to batman in the novel, explaining that he has not actual superpowers, it’s just his tremendous bravery and drive to continue fighting, that makes batman a strong as he is. On page 70, is the first time Silvey refers to batman in the novel, where Charlie says, “Batman has the same vulnerabilities as the rest of us, so he has the same fears as us. That’s why he is the most courageous: because he can put those aside and fight on regardless”. This quote is highlighting that batman has the same fears as us, it’s just how he deals with them. Whether you use them to power you and strive forward, like batman. Or you bundle them up and don’t conquer them. Silvey use symbolism again to make this exchange very clear, to show how this refers to Charlie and that like batman, his fears and insecurities don’t disqualify him from acts of heroism, and on the contrary they make these acts more impressive. Following that, Charlie learns that he should accept these fears and live with them. In addition, Charlie again states that, “the more you have to lose, the braver you are for standing up” page 70. This quote is saying that although superman is stronger, faster, and generally invisible, Batman’s lack of superpowers actually makes him more, not less impressive. The effect this leaves on the reader, generally shows Charlies similarities to batman and how he has developed to accept his
In Scott Bukatman’s essay, “Boys in The Hood” he talks about how superheroes represent cities, how they hold their own as they move through them, and how their masks and costumes identify them. I would like to focus more on Batman’s Gotham City, his mask, and his movement along with the comic panels.
Batman is the clear hero in his story because he is the one called upon to save Gotham City and shows many times that he would be willing to give his life for others. Like Beowulf, Batman fights enemies that have been terrorizing the city but the regular citizen can not do anything about it. This is where Batman comes into play, he is called upon by his city to save the people and beat the bad guy. Batman also has no god like powers like Beowulf, Batman fights his enemies with hand to hand combat exactly how Beowulf defeats Grendel. Even though Batman is called on by his city, he has an internal drive like Beowulf. Bruce Wayne, Batman’s civilian name, comes from a well known family and is respected like Beowulf because of his father. In Beowulf, Grendel is the outcast, the person or figure who everybody fears and lives by him/herself. The Dark Knight also has an outcast but in their story the outcast is a human(the Joker) who is willing to kill as many people as it takes to find out Batman’s true identity. Whenever Batman defeats the Joker, he returns back to where he came from and accepts no reward, like how Beowulf defeats Grendel and the Dragon and returns back to his kingdom with his men and keeps no
But the most prominent example of them all, is the prototypical superhero, Superman. Superman could be described as an amalgam of every great and powerful warrior as one. His co-creator Jerry Siegel states that ‘’ in creating Superman, he wanted to conceive a character like Samson, Hercules, and all the strongmen I have ever heard of…’’. (Smith)(Chapter 15, Section 1 Jerry Siegel quoted 1934) Superman is often compared to a variety of mythological figures, most notably with his Messiah like characteristics, which resembles images of Christ. Stephen Skelton mentioned in his book, The Gospel According to the World’s Greatest Superhero, where he writes that Superman’s story goes something like this ‘’ From above, a heavenly father sends his only son to Earth, at age 30, Superman will embark on his public mission”, which is the same age of Christ as he explains. ‘’Superman will, in his mission as ministry, fight for Truth and Justice’’. (Skelton) Superman also teaches people the fundamental biblical principles as outlined by Skelton and in his storyline, he dies and is eventually resurrected. Superman holds a strong resemblance to religious figures where in Michael Uslan interview with Jeff McLaughlin he draws the similarity in the origin stories of both Moses and Superman on how they both became heroes