Superman Essays

  • superman for president

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    he have to look good in a suit? Maybe he should just be a person that you trust in to keep The United States of America running smooth. Well if that is what you think of when you think of the President, my candidate is all of that plus much more. Superman would be the perfect commander in chief of these United States. The first of my candidates multiple qualities is respect for the people. Past presidents didn’t have that characteristic. He realizes that the people come first, that is the whole purpose

  • Art of Superman

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    Superman has had many alterations by American artists throughout the years. In the year 1938, Joe Shuster and Jerry Siegel sold the well known American Icon Superman to DC Comics. They created this character as high school teens in 1933. In a short period of time Superman was being seen from newspaper strips to television programs, films and video games. Siegel grew up loving science fiction to the point of writing stories and submitting them to publishers only to be denied; this did not make him

  • Dehumanization In Superman

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    Superman II (1980), directed by Richard Lester, the continuation of Superman: The Movie (1978), is a film that tells the tale of Superman’s identity, romantic relationship and battle for the greater good. The film follows Superman as he progresses his romantic relationship with Lois Lane, unaware of the three Krytonian criminals’, General Zod, Ursa and Non, insidious agenda. In conjunction with the three criminals, Lex Luthor escapes from prison determined to destroy Superman once and for all—only

  • Superman and Me

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    In his essay “Superman and Me”, Sherman Alexie details how he rose above the limits placed upon him because of his ethnicity. Alexie begins the essay by opening up to his audience and recounting how he taught himself to read by using a Superman comic book. Alexie’s family was living paycheck to paycheck, so he began reading anything and everything that he could get his hands on. The purpose of Alexie’s “Superman and Me” is to inform the audience of how one does not need to be affluent to learn. With

  • Waiting For Superman

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    In 1938, the first ever superman comic hit the shelves. In 1952, due to the growing Superman fan base, the Man of Steel appeared in his first ever televised adaptation. Since then, Superman has become one of the most widely recognised fictional characters in American history. Generations have grown up in the type of awe, and complete admiration, that only a child could hold for a fictional character. What person wouldn’t be utterly captivated by the idea of a crusading hero, standing up and fighting

  • Nietzsches Superman

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    idea of the ‘superman’ was developed by Friedrich Nietzsche in the 1800s. The ubermensch (literally overman in German) never had extra-ordinary powers and wasn’t developed as the protector of man. Instead, the superman is a person who has overcome all the flaws of mankind and is essentially ‘perfect.’ This idea, though it was thought of as an ideal goal that all people should strive for, has almost completely been used for less-than-good agendas. The details of what Nietzsche’s superman is supposed

  • The Panel In The Death Of Superman

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    In the graphic novel “The Death of Superman”, the panels of the story begin from using 4 or more, then as the story progresses, the panels begin to decrease by 1. To discuss more about the panels of the story, the sizes are very different. They range from different sizes. The size of the panel also shows how drastic the event is. The bigger the panel, the more impact there is on a character. For my panel, I chose the very last page of the story. The size of this panel is the whole page, and it shows

  • Superman: The Man of Steel

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    him the world over as Superman. Recently, this iconoclastic character was reintroduced to a new generation with the film Man of Steel and so began for some a look back to another era where a bold new dawn of superhero action movies was born with Superman The Movie. An inevitable debate ensued about whether a modern, technologically advanced and possibly more faithful adaptation could outshine the original, with all its nostalgia, including an inimitable portrayal of Superman given by the late Christopher

  • Superman Research Paper

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    April 28th The Man of Steel Superman was one of the first hero’s ever created. He started a revolution of hero’s to be born. Superman embodied a time period where people were seeking justice for the uprising of World War II. Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster were the creators of Superman. They were teenagers when their imaginations created this legend. “Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster were both lower-middle class sons of immigrants who believed in the American dream.”(Superman, St.James Encyclopedia). Siegel

  • Superman is America’s Hero

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    Superman is one of the greatest superheroes to have ever lived. Since Superman’s creation he has been America’s Man of Steel for around seventy-five years. However, the awesome character was created by two not so super, high school teenagers, Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, which ultimately shows, throughout Superman’s life in a comic book, anyone can be anything if they just put their mind to it. Superman has fought America’s battles with his all-powerful strength and unbiased view of people; most

  • Superman vs Batman

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    Superman vs Batman Look up in the sky. It’s a bird. No, it’s a plane. No, it’s Superman. No. Wait. Maybe it’s the Bat signal. Metropolis and Gotham city each have their own unique super heroes that save them daily from evil villains trying to take over the world. Both superheroes have been quite successful over the years in doing so. Batman and Superman. Two household names that strike fear into any evil doers heart, if they even have one. Batman and Superman are both wonderful superheroes

  • Comparing Beowulf and Superman

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    author of Beowulf, leaves behind a mystique, an intriguing quality with which the character which hold our interest. The modern-day hero, Superman, also possesses these same qualities. Their modest actions are what helped these hero’s to become their peoples’ “ideal man.” The first quality that earns a person’s respect between Beowulf and Superman is wealth. Neither of these men had a considerable amount of money. This helps the every day man relate to them more easily. In the epic

  • Superman-It's Not Easy

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    Superman is stuck in an endless loop. His duty calling, he is constantly needed in Metropolis to defeat villains, and keep the peace. Yet, no one ever tries to put themselves in his place. Everyone is just content with the fact they’re safe. They don’t wonder what he feels, while saving the town. Can’t we assume there’s a point where they wonder if he doesn’t feel? In the song “Superman (It’s Not Easy),” John Ondrasik expertly uses Superman’s situation to express his views on humanity, explain

  • A Rhetorical Analysis of Superman

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    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. . . ideologies, hopes, fears, religion, [and] social structure,” (qtd. in Burgchardt 608) Superman is clearly an example of a rhetorical object

  • Superman 1 Misogynist

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    superheroes still reflect the misogynistic and chauvinist society in which they were first created and this will be argued with reference to two of the films studied. With reference to “Superman 1”, the leading lady, Lois Lane, is often placed in the face of danger and needs to be rescued. In the year in which “Superman 1” was created, woman were not yet seen as equal to men as they are in the present. With that in mind, Lois Lane would have been seen as a more independent woman as she was living alone

  • Superman Research Paper

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    There have been numerous superheroes throughout the course of comic book and movie history. Many great names have come and gone: Superman, Iron Man, Spiderman. The list could go on indefinitely. However, there is one superhero that is, without question, the greatest of all time. Some may know him as Bruce Wayne, but Batman is by far the most superior superhero of our time. Several reasons that contribute to this are: his intense and thorough scientifically based detective skills, his intelligence

  • Superman vs. Christ

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    single bound.” Superman is known throughout the world for being the savior of a city called Metropolis. In every comic book, movie, or action figure ever presented to the public, Superman is a handsome, strong man who can defeat all odds at all times. The movie Superman was a success, showing how the superhero saved lives and yet lived a humble life. As one watches the movie, though, he might notice the many similarities between the plot of the movie and the story of Christ’s coming. Superman, savior of

  • Superman And Me Analysis

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    Superman and Me My impression after reading this story is that it’s very informative and very interesting story to read. It’s one of the greatest and most helpful story to read to young students to take advantage of their fresh brains, and fill them up with reading and information they will really need later in their life. I’m feeling really sad about myself for the time I spent playing and throwing my books away from my way. I wish if I read this story when I was in school and took Alexie’s message

  • Comparing Superman And Man Of Steel

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    For decades, the evolution of the original superhero, Superman, has and continues to, engross audiences worldwide. This may be attributed to filmmakers’ propensity to metamorphose consistently with mutable filmic technology, societal ideologies and effective marketing. This could not be more true for films: Superman (1978) and Man of Steel (2013). While both films depict Clark Kent’s ascendance into heroism; they illustrate moderate discrepancies that exist between the 20th and 21st centuries i

  • Superman And Hercules Comparison Essay

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    When looking at Superman and Hercules (Herakles) is easy to find many comparisons between the two. Both are men are with unimaginable strength, and though they appear human they are far from the average man. Both are essentially gods when compared to average mortals. Yet however, when looking at them through Levi-Strauss’ lens of raw and cooked we get somewhat of a different picture. I will be looking at the most recent, Superman movie Man of Steel directed by Zack Snyder starring Henry Cavill