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English 124- superheroes

UNIT 4: Heroes reflect and meet mythic needs of our society

Essay 4 ASSIGNMENT:

How do superheroes reflect the ideals important to our society today?  For this investigation, select ONE film, TV show, or comic book based on a superhero.  In your paper, demonstrate how the superhero(s) in the text reflect and illustrate the values that are important to American society today.   To be more specific, using Superheroes Decoded: American Legends and our discussion of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse as a model, construct your own essay in which you create a clear thesis statement that shows your understanding of how a superhero in a film, TV show, or comic book demonstrates the importance of a specific American cultural value or belief in today’s society.