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The Greatest Superheroes of all Times: Superman and Batman

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There are so many different superheroes but the most popular are Superman and Batman. These two characters are the best American superheroes of all times. Superman and Batman are both extremely courageous and from each we can take something to inspire us. We do not live in a perfect world. As the story of Batman shows, the challenges in our lives make us to become who we are. Superman, who is not a human being, reminds us that the world can be better with the help of all of us. We have to be better people in order to help others. Winston Churchill once said, “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give”. (Gunderman, 56).

Superman and Batman are two superheroes that strike fear into the evil. Fighting evil is one of their similarities. Superman and Batman dedicated their lives to serve and protect the innocent people. They both lost their parents at an early age and that shows that each one of them suffered as little kids. Both Superman and Batman have double identities. Superman has a hidden identity as Kent Clark, a journalist, in the same way Batman is living his real life as Bruce Wayne, a rich playboy. They hide their identity in order to protect themselves.

However, these two amazing superheroes also have so many differences.

Superman is an alien that was born on the planet Krypton and sent to earth. A middle class family that raised him on a farm in a small town adopted him. As an adult, he moves to a city, Metropolis, where he stays undercover as a journalist, Clark Kent. Superman hides his identity in the real world to protect himself. As Clark Kent, he looks like a clean cut, handsome man, a geek that likes to keep a low profile. He lives in an apartment and has a normal job. Superman was born...

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...es. We can learn a lot from them. I admire them for their courage. I like Batman more than Superman because Batman is a real human, like us and I would like to hope that all of us could do better for the world that we live in. In reality, superheroes can inspire us in any ways we wish, to become stronger people, to care for other human beings. Be the best that we can be.

Works Cited

Engle, Gary. “What Makes Superman So Darned American?”

Gunderman, Richard: We make a life by what we give. Indiana: Indiana University Press, 2008.

Miller, Frank. Batman: The Dark Knight Returns. New York: DC Comics, 2002.

Schiesel, Seth. “On a Grim Island, a Caped Crusader for a Teenager’s Inner Adult.” New York Times 5 September 2009: C3. Print.

In this essay, the author

  • Describes superman as an alien that was born on the planet krypton and sent to earth. he hides his identity in the real world to protect himself.
  • Explains that batman, the black knight, was born on earth as bruce wayne. he is a handsome, millionaire playboy that likes to show off and lives his real life on the edge.
  • Opines that superheroes have a great impact on our lives. they admire them for their courage and hope that all of us could do better for the world.
  • Opines that gunderman, richard, and others make a life by what they give.
  • Explains schiesel, seth, "on a grim island: a caped crusader for... teenager’s inner adult."
  • Explains that superman and batman are the best american superheroes of all times. they are both extremely courageous and inspire us to become who we are.
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