Superman; the all-American hero who has lasted for over three quarters of a century (Impact of Superman). It’s nearly impossible for a comic book character to exist that long and not change, and Superman is no exception. In fact, from sporting a mullet to fighting Nazis, he changes a lot. These changes may seem random at times, but they make sense when put under this lens; Superman is just mirroring America. Superman comics have changed to reflect society most notably during Great Depression, WWII, and The Vietnam War.
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.
Salk 's was a really brilliant guy and he made lots of people feel so much better. He may have been a helper but he will always be known as the one that invented the Polio Vaccine. Salk 's Vaccine came into use in 1955. (salk announces polio vaccine.) It may have been too late for some people but when it did come out it saved not just many lives but tons of lives.
In this excerpt which states Max’s appeal to get Bigger, who is a black man, a sentence of not guilty during the racist 1940’s, Max uses the three rhetorical appeals, imagery, and rhetorical questions to convey his message. Max’s target audience for this speech is the court and judge, which he first addresses in an apologetic tone, but later shifts to a more authoritative manner of speaking.
Superman also has limitless speed, nigh-invulnerability, heat vision, flight, and freeze-breath to defeat all of his foes. Superman is a hero because of the multiple lives he has saved. Odysseus is only a hero because, according to Homer, he was loyal, compassionate, and cunning. Superman was all those except he saved multiple lives while expressing those traits. Some may say Odysseus is the ideal hero.
So first lets dive in and breakdown the couple scenes with awkward long takes. We first experince this type of long take in the very beginning of the movie after it shows the clips of him watching fights on the internet. It can be said for two scenes in the beginning and the first one is when he watching the porno, you are thinking to yourself what is going on and why am I watching a girl get talked to in the way she was being talked too. This scene runs from (00:50-2:10) and I understand its longer than thirty seconds but some of these movie clips just run on forever and its difficult to exclude. To breakdown this scene lets look at what has happened before and after the clip, then well take a look at the meaning of the introduction.
Superman’s life is easy “But consider how this man lived. The most powerful man in the world worked as an anonymous reporter, disguised as a mild-mannered everyman, bullied by his boss and rebuffed by the women at the office” it’s a hard life if people consitier it (Hutchins 1). Yes, Superman’s life seems simple but being a reporter is complex. reporters have to find a good story, write it, and publish the story. Same goes with his hero life it’s more complex because he’s living different lives so it’s hard going back and forth to separate lives.
However, that did not stop one hero whose mid-forties radio drama helped to combat one of the largest domestic hate groups in American history. That group was the KKK, and that hero was the man of steel, Superman. After Superman’s creation in 1938, he was given a radio show which aired from 1940 until 1951 titled The Adventures of Superman. The show was incredibly popular with children and families, and in 1948, activist and writer Stetson Kennedy approached the team working on the radio show if they would be interested in writing stories that would pit the man of steel against the Klan, with the intent to expose the secrets of the organization that Kennedy had found. The writers agreed, due in part to the Klan being a good villainous force to replace the Nazis, and a sixteen part radio play arc was created called “Clan of the Fiery Cross”.
He can climb and is careful when he does. He used both hand and steadied himself making sure both of his feet were firmly secure on the top of the wall fence, he stood straight up and lifted both his arms and hands in the air, he bent his knees putting more weight on his legs and inner core of his stomach to balance his self on the wall/fence. Before speaking and letting the other boys know that he wanted the ball. While watching Boy A I was aware that operant conditioning was demonstrated. Boy A is still learning the physical characteristics and movements needed in order to play the game.