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.
A superhero can sometimes be a symbol of hope that can destroy all evil. Some examples of super heroes are Beowulf and Superman. Beowulf in the poem “Beowulf” is a hero who fights against a monster named Grendel to defend his people; he is considered the strongest warrior around. Superman on the other hand is considered the most powerful fictional superhero on planet earth, who fights against supervillains to defend human beings. Although Beowulf and Superman are both similar when it comes to heroic traits and that they both go on long dangerous journeys they differ in that they have different heroic deeds and show different timeless values, but somewhat similar universal
Manasa Jannamaraju Mrs. Teslich P1 Farewell to Manzanar Essay 23 February, 2016 Dreams, Hopes, and Plans Farewell to Manzanar by Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston and James D. Houston, distinguishes the experience of Japanese Americans that were sent to internment camp during World War II. Japanese Americans were moved out of their homes into internment camps after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. The Japanese Americans struggled in the internment camp and the camp changed their lives drastically. This book is all about dreams, hopes, and plans.
American actor Christopher Reeve once quoted, "A hero is an ordinary individual who finds strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles" (Brainy Quote). Not only did he play a hero as Superman, he truly became one in his personal life. After becoming a quadriplegic Reeve became a spokesperson for people with spinal cord injuries. A hero is a person one admires because of the qualities and selfless actions they exemplify to overcome adversity and inspire others. Heroism is apparent in literature, history, and in our own life.
Superhero is defined as, “a benevolent fictional character with superhuman powers, such as Superman”. With the exception of fictional characters, there is no one in our society with superhuman powers. In everyday life when humans think of a superhero, the immediate thought that comes to mind are these made up abilities. Despite this cliche image seen in movies or read in comics, superheroes in this world usually do not have those superhuman abilities. Versions of a superhero in reality is an individual who strives to be exceptional and lead others into being the best person possible.
A man named Christopher Reeve once said, “I think a hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles”. As Reeve said, any ordinary person can become a hero when they withstand both the mental and physical challenges of life. Unlike what most believe, heroes aren’t always the people you read about in comics who wear capes and have unrealistic superpowers, but are those who go beyond the ordinary and become the extraordinary. Heroism can be found in your average person who is willing to do what’s right when others won’t and are those who stay devoted to the task at hand, however they don’t give up when things get tough. Going beyond the call of duty and what’s expected, to do what’s
In comic books, the hero saves people and stop crimes. But what is a true hero? To most people, a hero is someone who has superpowers and wears a cool costume, but they’re not. A hero is someone who is admired for their outstanding achievements or for their courage and bravery. A typical hero to the human race would be a handsome man who is really buff and has the name superman.
Superheroes usually have a bad childhood, where they would persevere through adventures and eventually become stronger to protect the people. We can draw parallels from Greek mythology where we have the story of Perseus. Perseus is a prototypical hero quester of classical literature which we can compare to Superman which is also the prototypical hero quester of the superhero age. Superman and Perseus were both orphaned shortly after birth, where after reaching maturity, both sets out on a journey to find their purpose in adulthood. For Superman, it is how he realises his identity and purpose on Earth before he takes on his mantle on Earth as Superman.