Compare And Contrast Odysseus And Superman

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Christopher Reeve once said, “I think a hero is an ordinary individual who finds strength to preserve and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles…” A fabricated character that conveys the message of Reeve’s ideas is Superman. The Man of Steel manages the city of Metropolis and uses his fascinating powers to fight crime and save the world. On the other hand, Odysseus is the King of Ithaca and the son of Laertes. He does not have any special powers, but he does have the Greek gods and goddesses in his favor. Although both characters appear to be worthy of the title ‘hero’, Superman is the superior of the two due to his physical appearance and deeds that he has portrayed.
Superman, also known as Clark Kent, is the savior, but he is humble about his heroic actions. Odysseus can come across as cocky in some instances. For example, when he and his men escaped the Polyphemus, the Cyclops, underneath his sheep, he chose to make himself
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Not only does he have the physical attributes, but his story shows he is the true hero. While Odysseus can persuade people with his actions and words, Superman has the powers like x-ray vision, super-strength, and super-hearing. He uses his super-hearing when eavesdropping on villain’s evil plans. Some people refer to Superman as the purest hero. Because of his highly ethical nature, he always says that violence is never the answer and killing is his last resort. He also has somewhat of a princess for himself, Lois Lane. But sometimes Superman has to lend her a helping hand too. Superman has also experienced a major downfall. This happens when Lex Luthor ties Kryptonite, Superman’s greatest weakness, to Superman’s neck and tosses him in the water. In the movie, you are now thinking that this is the end for Superman, but he comes back. All of these traits add to the ultimate decision that Superman is the better of the

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