Myths or Fictions: Gods vs. Superheroes Essays

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While it’s easy to dismiss the concept of beings with supernatural powers and mythological fictions, superheroes and fictional Gods have various similarities and differences. The most common superhero, of course, is Superman, while the greatest warrior in Iliad is Achilles. These two characters clash with one another in personality, weaknesses, strengths and characteristic. There are various stories on the history of Superman causing one to believe that he was mischievous insurrectionist. Superman was born on Earth and founded by earthlings, Jonathan and Martha Kent in his starship that crashed in Smallville, Kansas. In another story, Superman was also found in the middle of nowhere, but was sent to an orphanage soon after. The original…show more content…
He was not able to assist before, because he was an infant. However, since he can aid now, he is trying everything to make sure that Earth does not become another Krypton. His powers, however, does not change throughout the decades: super strength, x-ray vision, heat vision, sharp senses, and the list goes on. In most stories about his history let the reader knows that he did not have any powers when he was a baby, but discovered them once he was in his late teen. It is said that since Superman is a native of Krypton, a planet that had a red sun, under a yellow sun (like that of Earth's) his Kryptonian cells act as living solar batteries, which absorbs solar energy, giving him superhuman powers. Superman lives by the traditional moral values installed in him by his foster parents. Superman is an idealist, devoted to promoting "truth, justice, and the American way," and has proven time and time again that he is a true hero, capable of whatever bravery and self-sacrifice is necessary to right a wrong and to save a life. Achilles, the great warrior of Iliad is known for his courage and ruthlessness on the battlefield. He is the main mythological God in the Trojan War, fighting off multiple Trojans as well as many other enemies. Though he may seem like the perfect hero in wars and battle, Achilles’ brash personality
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