The Ethics of Spider Man
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This paper discusses how the early life of the Spiderman character as depicted in both comic books, television cartoons and movies in live action or animation depict a young man, who stumbles upon a great power and then struggles with how to use that power. The paper further examines how the underlying current of the Spiderman stories is clearly one of normative ethics and how he struggles on a daily basis with a modern sense of doing the right thing, coupled with a constant nagging concern that he simply does not have all the answers.
From the Paper:"Though Spider Man/Peter Parker is never outwardly depicted as a church goer his character is an exception to the many super hero characters that overtly skirt the issue of religion while depicting a strong ethical/moral slant. Parker is depicted in several works as a person who prays and to a single deity, a believer in the mainstream Christian God. One example of this can be found in The Amazing Spider-Man volume 2, issue #46, pages 6-8; written by J. Michael Straczynski, where Parker is depicted as praying for guidance and or intervention in a very personal scene where he says to God, "Hey, God? It's Peter again..." (p.8) The religious slant does not take over the character but in the same line that has developed a very ordinary person into a super hero the mainstream religious/ethical depiction Parker's believability and likeability is supported."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Lee, S. (1962) (Spider Man) Amazing Fantasy Vol. 1 #15.
- Jenkins, P. (September 2002) Peter Parker, Spider-Man Vol. 2 #48, titled "The Big Question,"
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- Raimi, S. (Director). (2004) Spider-Man 2 [Motion Picture]. USA. Columbia Pictures Co.
- Raimi, S. (Director). (2007) Spider-Man 3 [Motion Picture].USA. Columbia Pictures Co.
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