Spider Man Essay example

916 Words May 13th, 2008 4 Pages
The Amazing Peter Parker
Watching movies created from books I have read, I have noticed many similarities and also many differences regarding the plot. The most recent example of varying plots that I have evaluate is Spider-Man the comic series written by Stan Lee to Spider-Man the film directed by Sam Raimi. One of the main events that differ between the two is the circumstances surrounding Peter’s Uncle Ben’s murder. The differences in the murders also play a more important role in the development of Peter’s emotions in each case. In both the comic book and the movie, Peter also goes through various physical changes that affect his emotional state. Sam Raimi’s 2002 film depicts a more emotional and tragic vision of Peter Parker than
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In both cases, Peter was not present when his uncle was murdered, he felt more liable in the movie because he was responsible for placing his uncle at the murder scene. The varying manners in which Peter’s uncle was killed, is also responsible for Peter’s emotional states in each case. In the movie, while Peter was at the wrestling match, he goes to the event manager to collect his pay and the manager cheats Peter out of his money. Right before Peter goes to leave, a man robs the event manager. Even though Peter has a chance to stop the robber, he decides not to and lets the man pass. However, the man that he let pass was the man that murders his Uncle for his car. Throughout the movie, Peter has to deal with the weight on his shoulders that he had the chance to keep his uncle from being murdered, but dropped the ball in order to spite the manager that cheated him. Peter also feels horrible because the last thing he did was lie to his uncle before he died. To come to terms with his guilt, he swears by the last words his Uncle Spoke, “With great power, comes great responsibility”(movie, Raimi). By swearing by those words, Peter becomes the friendly neighborhood Spider-man. However, in the comic book, Peter does feel semi-responsible for not saving his uncle since he does have super powers, but not liable.
While developing into Spider-man, Peter also goes through different mutations

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