22 June 2009


In the article Up, Up, and Oy Vey!, by Simon Weinstein he explains how Jewish culture is the beginning of the comics the readers are most familiar with like Superman. Weinstein tells the reader about how comics were created around the Jewish culture and traditions of growing up. The characters all gave a meaning to a lesson being learn that was taught either by parents or the Bible. The use of me metaphors in this article gives the reader the idea of telling that most people look at a spider and think it is scary, evil, going to harm you. In this article Weinstein shows us that spiders are like Jews in the since that they are trying to do good for the world, but they seem to be scary, evil, or going to harm you. I like this article as it was good to go back to the comics I am familiar with to read the relationship between comics and real life. As humans we look for someone to help us or give us the answers our "Hero's" in reading comics like Spiderman and so forth we can relate to finding those hero's someone to save us from evil whatever that might be to oneself. Weinstein makes some good points in how comics relate to life and problems that we face.

1 comment:

  1. I'm not sure I understand your title.

    This is a pretty good summary, Jerry. Be careful to not fall victim to the "closest cliché syndrome." Weinstein's not saying that spiders are like Jews, but that Spiderman has Jewish qualities inspired by that story about David and the spider.

    And what about "The Myth of Superman"?