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Ericalyn Francavilla Dr. Housel Journals Introduction: Before reading this, I’ve never thought to connect philosophy to comic books and superheroes, but it makes sense. While reading comic books, you’re faced asking yourself so many questions that could only be described as philosophical, and you just have to keep reading, or watching if it’s a show/movie, to find out how the superhero answers these questions. But the authors brought up a good point; what if it was you who was enhanced with these powers and had to answer those questions? What would you do? I don’t know what I would do with superpowers if I had them or had the opportunity to have them. I guess I would want to help, but then you’re faced will all those other questions that you find yourself asking the superheroes that you read/watch about. Chapter 1: Superman is the hero of all heroes. But why does he do what he does? Everyone thought that he was doing it because it was just the right thing to do, and that he is the epitome of selflessness, when, really, that’s not the case. Kal-El originally didn’t want to embrace his powers, but he couldn’t help but feel a certain sadness and longing. He soon realized that this sadness was caused from not embracing who he really was. Kal-El then decided to accept himself for the superhero that he was, and realized that in helping others, he was helping himself. So he actually wasn’t as selfless as everyone thought, not that it’s a bad thing in this case. His acceptance of himself is an inspiration to never forget who you are, and to acknowledge who you are and to embrace every part of it that could benefit you now. Learn who you are, embrace it,
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and move forward, and let your past inspire who you are today. This is a lesson that I think everyone show know and understand and relate to themselves. This is a lesson that would help everyone become a better person now because of who they used to be. Chapter 2: What’s the difference between a hero and a superhero? It was originally thought that a superhero was an oxymoron, because a hero is a person who’s risking his/her life and other things for the betterment of others, but a superhero is more powerful to the point where the dangers that normal people risk to be a hero, wouldn’t be a concern for them. But this ultimately isn’t true. A superhero still has risks to take, and more so sacrifices to make. And then there is
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This note was uploaded on 04/09/2008 for the course WRITING seminar taught by Professor Housel during the Winter '07 term at RIT.

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