Throughout the essay Sherman Alexie uses an extended metaphor to describe the connection he has with Superman. 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. Sherman and Superman are both considered oddities even though Sherman was born on Earth.
From the characterization, to comical descriptions, to the things the characters say, nothing that Kurt Vonnegut wrote in this story can be taken seriously. By Vonnegut presenting his story in this manner, it almost creates Harrison to look more like a supervillain than a superhero, like intended. However, in 2081, the moment Chandler Tuttle had Harrison escape from prison and barge into the auditorium, the tone switched and became extremely heroic and inspirational, creating his very own version of what today’s society would consider a superhero. The speech
With Odysseus’s sharp intellect, he was able to conquer Troy by fooling the Trojans to let him and his men inside the gates by tricking them into thinking that they had left Troy, but they were really inside the wooden horse that they had given to the Trojans as a “peace offering”. On the other hand, Superman is more than just a muscle head; he is able to think faster than a supercomputer. Superman is able to come up with plans in the heat of the moment that help him and his superhero friends save the world. Superman and Odysseus do have a lot more in common than you think. One cannot deny that, Odysseus was a loyal husband, a strong, and brave leader.
Alexie writes about a panel where Superman is breaking a door down. “Because he is breaking down a door, I assume he says, “I am breaking down a door” (Alexie 584). He declares this as being the moment he learned to read. I imagine that learning to read would bring a sense of empowerment. In this quote, Superman breaking down the door not only represents empowerment but also the author breaking down the barriers of his culture and the mistaken belief that Indians are stupid.
ideal male figure through Batman - rigid physique and an absurd amount of intellectual capability without the beneficial attributes that are given to superheroes. In contrast, superhero graphic novels such as Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster’s “Superman” show an extraterrestrial being with superhero attributes who is idolized as the ideal male figure. Scholars believe that Clark Kent serves as an inspiration for the “American” man as well because of his ability to step out of the superhero world into reality and disguises himself as a comparatively simple news reporter (Aro M). Superman’s values are similar to that of Batman; he wants justice for all and for criminals to pay a price. This assists in fortifying his appearance of being a man because
This is when the ultimate boon occurs, when Luke shoots the missile into the hole to destroy the aircraft. He hits it perfectly with the help from the Force and the mission is a success. Star Wars follows the steps of call to adventure, supernatural aid, meeting the goddess, atonement with the father, and the ultimate boom from The Hero’s Journey. The steps I have mentioned though are not the only ones that it follows though. Star Wars actually follows the whole Hero’s Journey the steps are a little out of order at some places but other than that is is about the same.
Batman does not receive help from powerful deities. In fact, he fights one similar to them, Superman, and he won. Batman takes his role in Gotham city seriously. Batman has physical prowess, martial arts abilities, detective skills, science and technology, intimidation, and indomitable will. Odysseus just had bravery and wits.
The term alien no longer has the mystery and excitement and possibility behind it, rather it has become a more colloquial term in regards to disbelieve. Considering the fact that there are movies and shows about aliens, one has to wonder, where did the idea of aliens come from? For over a thousand years people have reported seeing strange objects flying in the sky. Today the unknown flying objects are know as-UFOs, that continue to visit us, on a regular basis or so some say. A large amount of recorded historical events of these occurrences have taken place to give the subject of UFOs recognition.
My views now turn out to be more complex and I can gage intangible matters, which does allows me to subordinate these values of what a hero is indeed. Anyone who possesses any of the above mentioned assets is a hero in my mind since they tend to look past the consequences and accomplish what they think their aim is. Before, my heroes contained of Batman, Hulk, Spiderman and Superman. What came across to my mind is that throughout my awareness a hero helps people, and this was what super heroes ever did. Well obviously, yes, this is what heroes do, he or she helps when in need, but what I could not understand was that they don’t need super powers to be heroes.
Batman vs Superman 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.