In the essay, “Superman and Me” by Sherman Alexie, the author uses an extended metaphor to compare himself to the comic book superhero,Superman. The extended metaphor develops in a way that is similar to Alexie developing. Alexie does not have literal, “alien” qualities but, he demonstrates strange actions in the eyes of his society and peers, just like Superman. Alexie and Superman are both expected to fail and both end up triumphing over their conflicts. Both Superman and Alexie bypass all of the obstacles in their
Without compassion, a hero can’t help other people. Heroes are also brave when facing the evil. If they aren’t brave then heroes can’t stand up for what is right. Persistence is another trait that heroes must have. They must persist when facing obstacles because the obstacles prepare heroes for the final battle against evil.
Beowulf is the epic hero if Scandinavia. Beowulf has superpowers. He fights the evil to do good for the people. Beowulf was courage, loyalty, wisdom, and many things. The character that Beowulf will be compared to is Batman..
We all have that frustrated, out bursting Hulk inside us but we must use that to achieve better goals. That Hulk can prove to be constructive for the potentially destructive power. It is okay to be angry until that anger is used for better things. Iron man is the most popular and loved superhero. People love him because he is a self made superhero.
(14) This tells me that he was brave and he risked his life to save others. In the article “What’s With These Guys?” Kristen Lewis, it explicitly states, “They risk their lives to protect the innocent and the vulnerable, often against seemingly impossible odds.” (18) Another way superheroes inspire us to be our better selves is to have compassion about others. According to the text in “What’s With These Guys?” Kristen Lewis it says, “When we see Thor try to save his brother even after he his brother betrayed him, we are reminded of the power of compassion and forgiveness.” (18) This explains to me that people can have forgiveness on things that would be really hard to forgive and be compassionate about other things.
Having someone who is willing to work hard and be a role model for people is valued so they can help anyone who needs it. In American culture, people value role models and perfect citizens more than they did in Greek culture. Once Hercules becomes a hero, he does everything in his power to try and save the people of Greece. He uses his strength to get kids out from under rocks and to defeat many different monsters. He also risks his life to save Megara from death.
From being nothing in his village he rises to be a great, honorable, successful leader of umuofia. He also has a tragic flaw of being weak, failure and having fear that leads him to fail at things several times because of his fears. All of these failures then lead him to his suicide. Finally, he finds his own tragic fate because of his murder of the missionaries court messenger during his villages meeting. Though Okonkwo's life started out as one of the most successful and leading men of Umuofia but because of his violent and impulsive characteristics, even the most successful and well-respected man can fall from his
Beowulf and Odysseus are two famous epic heroes in the texts Beowulf and The Odyssey. They both go through the “Hero’s Journey,” and display many characteristics of a hero. Beowulf, however, better fits the qualities of an epic hero due to his unselfish personality, his fearlessness, and his nobility. One reason Beowulf is the better epic hero is because his intentions and motives were selfless. He always fought to save the people, not for glory or treasures.
On the other hand, Christopher Nolans take on Batman shows a city capable of changing, and batmans ethics and ultimate goal. Slide 5: This was a very important scene in the Batman made in 1989, because it shows how Bruce Wayne is twisted, just like the joker. In a attempt to scare off the joker, he takes a fire poker and threatens the joker in a crazed and hostile manner. Batman, or Bruce Wayne ,would never do something like that, because they are supposed to be good and role models. I made you, but you made me first: This is important because it shows how similar they are to each other.
Superman. The Man of Steel was first featured in Action Comics #1 as a man with a blue and red costumed holding a car above his head. The birth of Superman ushered in the first true era of comic books known as the “Golden Age” of comics which featured a new wave of costumed superheroes, secret identities, and the creation of common superhero tropes that are still present today. The greatest successes of DC Comics in this era was the introduction of the DC trinity, Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman and their representations in society. Superman represents the ideas of the “American Dream” as he embodied a character who was the last son of a dying race.