04 March 2010

this is the the real superman

In the myth of superman the author Eco starts off by saying that a hero is equipped with powers superior to a normal person. The meaning of having super powers might be swiftness, fighting abilities, or just even being really smart, but if you are a real person having might have some of those traits more than another people it does not make you a super hero. Eco starts off by saying what superman can do and what his talents are to help people, but it somewhat does not like that superman hides his identity. He does that by saying he acts like a normal person, but can do all this amazing things which a normal person cant and strives for a better life. Eco goes on to explain how people might see superman as a hero from the past such as in religion or mythology in a novel perspective, its goes on to explain that people make them heroes from herein what they have done in the past and putting some kind of faith that maybe something like that might help them one day. He goes on to explain on how when a person is writing something they do not know what is coming in the future of the book or comic. There writing could have so many different outcomes. Eco explains that in comics such as superman there writers put things in their stories so that they don’t make the story end. They don’t put things in the story line because then the story will end, but what they do to keep the story going is by making new characters in the story line that resemble the same main character. The reason why they do this is to have the story stay the same and not change dramatically.

In the readings and the myth of superman see things in some of the same aspect. Eco and Weinstein both see that people in the past could be seen as heroes because of the good things they have done to help people. They both see that good will triumph over evil. They both see that people go off of what happen in the past. The difference is that Weinstein is trying to say how it is like Jewish pasts, but Eco sees that people go off of past experiences.

1 comment:

  1. Jay, what do you have against capitalizing titles and names? And proofreading? And what's with the tiny, red font? I feel like my eyes are bleeding ;-)

    Your summary's a bit of a list, but you seem to be getting the general point of Eco's essay. Lastly, though, I'm not sure I understand what you feel is different about Weinstein and Eco. If "Weinstein is trying to say how it is like Jewish pasts, but Eco sees that people go off of past experiences," isn't that the same thing?