Bruce and Clark Essay

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Bruce and Clark To the ordinary citizen of any given suburb, town, or city the names Bruce and Clark do not particularly stand out to be special or significant. If one was to ask an ordinary citizen if he or she had heard of Batman and or Superman, one could bet that those names would be labeled as special and significant. Bruce Wayne and Clark Kent otherwise known as Batman and Superman have lived in America's comic books, movies, cartoons and hearts for well over fifty years. Protecting the streets of Gotham City and Metropolis, these crime fighters have given a great deal to humanity, and although they have many similarities, their childhood and upbringing are quite different. Batman and Superman have basic hero…show more content…
Super friends, yes. Super upbringing, yes and no. Superman was born to two superhuman slash geniuses on the planet Krypton. The planet was doomed by natural forces, which would eventually destroy it. Superman's father predicted this fate and prepared for it while others called his predictions nonsense. Therefore, when the planet's doom became present Superman's father had built a prototype of a shuttle that would rocket his family and he to safety. Since it was only a prototype it could only carry very little weight, Superman. Superman's parents had died and he had crash landed on the planet earth where he was adopted by a married couple (the Kents') who were farmers in the Mid-West (and named Superman Clark after Mrs. Kents maiden name). By being born on the planet Krypton Superman was born with powers that were neither seen nor heard of by the people of earth. This gave Superman the advantage and convenience of already having superpowers, including super speed, strength, and x-ray vision. In contrast, Batman was born to wealthy reality owners in Gotham City (some say Gotham is Chicago, others say New York, no one knows for sure). At approximately seven years old Bruce was walking home with his parents after watching The Mask of Zorro, and they were mugged by a small time thief named Joe Chill. Only Two people walked away from that mugging, Bruce and Joe. Bruce had witnessed his parents' death and would traumatized and full of vengeance for the rest of
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