Since the late 1930s, Superman has been a pop culture icon in American history. As a comic book super hero, Superman has been a “symbol of hope to a struggling nation” (Look Up in the Sky! The Amazing Story of Superman) throughout American history. Based on the criteria identified by Jencks who states, “Not only does a rhetorical object express the values. .
Being able to fly, to defeat all the villains of the world, and having supernatural power are just some of the supernatural characteristics of a superhero. However, these characteristics are the personification of what society would indicate to be the perfect man; or, depending on what superhero, a woman. I grew up admiring and idolizing Superman. From wearing his underwear to owning every one of his videos, I yearned to become Superman. This, however, was obviously impossible.
But are they really so great and perfect after all? Those characters are not even real; they are just illusions that the Media have created. There is a big difference between characters on screens and on reality where people should be aware; whether you like it or not, it will affect you inevitably. The Media has so many tricks in the matter of creating perfect role models. It illustrates the fancy lifestyle of rock and movie stars; the life of young, rich and famous persons on television as great examples of a perfect life.
Through sheer courage and determination, he was able to conquer many of his fears and then go on to fight against them. Another example of courage is the Justice League of America, “Such a dangerous and frightening experience leads the heroes to affiliate with each other and appreciate each other, and to acknowledge the fact that it is the combination of group effort and individual powers that would make them unbeatable if they were to make the group official.” (Robin... ... middle of paper ... ...tman financed his amazing Bat mobile. Superpower and Super-gadgets it's what separate them from the ordinary person and makes them Superheroes. Everyone has a favorite superhero they want be like and have their special abilities. Superheroes save innocent lives and influenced many people to do good by displaying courage, morality, and resilience.
I illustrated the power of flight by depicting Superman because he embodies a confident and superhero character that can fly. Additionally, there are positive and negative assets of the superpower of invisibility. For instance, an individual with invisibility powers could get into secured places, spy on people, and could potentially save money by stealing without being caught. One negative asset is that one would leave footprints behind which would make other people suspicious. Another negative asset is that a person would be exposed if debri were to fall on them.
“The Hollywood industry is one of the most powerful and influential enterprises in the world, its visual voice heard around the globe” (Lowson). “The Hollywood entertainment industry has become increasingly influential so that society now looks towards them to develop their standards, teach values, and provide morals” (Kelly). People have begun to “copycat” what they see any celebrity do on national television. Society takes personally the actions of what their idols do. There are plenty of good morally right entertainment in the world but there is also plenty of morally wrong entertainment, people will follow what they here almost precisely to the word.
What is “ideal” in superheroes is often unrealistic but, society will keep accepting that as normal and continually want better. Almost all superhero movies fail to challenge the heterosexual masculinity which is expressed in the heroic characters. The superhero is always the same white, confident, muscular male whom exudes power and sex-appeal to suit audiences and make money for the production. Though the superhero is complex in which he struggles with his identity, emotions and complicated love life, he still captures a one sided view of masculinity.
Fantastic as the fatherly figure of the group, with his beloved Sue, or now Invisible Girl, at his side. Mr. Fantastic and the rest of the Fantastic Four are just a few of the hundreds of superheroes created by the hopeful citizen to better American society one city at a time. The American superhero is depicted as an optimistic and wishful representation of the good, values, and morale that all Americans encompass deep within, just as Mr. Fantastic symbolizes the well-rounded man everyone hopes to be.
Proactiv ads use testimonial, plain folk, bandwagon, and transfer propaganda techniques. The first technique used in Proactiv’s ads’ is testimonial. In their ads they use famous stars that people look up to. For example, Proactiv use celebrities like Adam Levine, Katy Perry, Justin Bieber, and many more famous celebrities. These celebrities have many fans and idols out in the world, which is a great way to show these fans and idols what these stars use to keep their skin acne free.
Super-hero’s have certainly become a large part of the American culture, they are entertaining to watch, and they provide a great fantasy world for people’s imaginations’ to become bedazzled within. This is no recent insurgence, super-hero’s have been around since the fifty’s and sixty’s. America was experiencing very turbulent times during parts of those decades, and that is why the populace needed a diversion from everyday life, hence, super-hero’s. Super-hero’s led uncanny lives of melodrama, heroics, and even romance, and a day in the life of even the most extravagant humans paled in comparison. The most important aspect to any super-hero’s success is his or her dual identity.