Essays on: Super Heroes

While the definition of "superhero" is "a figure, especially in a comic strip or cartoon, endowed with superhuman powers and usually portrayed as fighting evil or crime", the longstanding Merriam-Webster dictionary gives the definition as "a fictional hero having extraordinary or superhuman powers; also: an exceptionally skilful or successful person.

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Why is the Movie Black Panther Important to the African American Community?
3rd Aug 2021
Introduction: Black Panther builds on Afrofuturism. Afrofuturism is a cultural style where African Diaspora intersects with technological development (Bukatman et al., 1994). The term coined by Mark Dery in 1993 imagines the development of African culture amalgamated with technology (Bukatman et al., 1994)....

Psychological Assessment of Tony Stark - Iron Man
3rd Aug 2021
Introduction: Anthony Edward Tony Stark, also known as the famous “Iron Man.” This Super hero is also a great intelligent man that at 15 entered The Massachusetts Institute of Technology to study engineering and obtain a master’s degrees in engineering and physics....

Divulging the Feminist Facade of Wonder Woman
3rd Aug 2021
Introduction: Although the movie is promoted as a feminist film, the oblivious truth is that Wonder Woman was still sexualized through male gaze, presented as the innocent female stereotype, and showcased the need for women to be under contro...

Friedrich Nietzsche Theory of Genealogy of Morals and the Film Superman
3rd Aug 2021
Introduction: Superman is defined as a person who has abilities that are beyond those of the normal human. According to Nietzsche, a superman is a person who has learned the ways of foregoing pleasures in order to achieve happiness and dominion by exercising their unusual power....

Portrayal of Gender in Superman (1978)
18th May 2020
Introduction: In the late 20th century and early 21st century there was a rise in the production of superhero films and comics and this created hype in mass media. The most significant parts of the films were ...

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