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Superheroes And Greek Tragedy

Comparing Cultural Icons

by Sally Macewen

  • 265 Want to read
  • 40 Currently reading

Published by Edwin Mellen Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Prose & writers: classical, early & medieval,
  • Literary Criticism,
  • Plays / Drama,
  • Ancient (Classical) Greek,
  • Ancient, Classical & Medieval,
  • Ancient and Classical,
  • Drama,
  • Greek drama (Tragedy),
  • Heroes in literature,
  • Heroes in motion pictures,
  • History and criticism

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages545
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8077801M
    ISBN 100773457763
    ISBN 109780773457768

    Modern American comic books, on the other hand, are capable of showing how Greek mythology is reinterpreted over two millennia after their inception. This study is designed to demonstrate links between Greek myths and modern comic books, with a particular emphasis on heroes such as Perseus, Heracles, and others. Reading Greek Tragedy Online was created during the first weeks of the COVID lockdown. The project's intention is to create community during a time of enforced separation, to foster dialogues between actors and academics, and to create an educational resource for a wide range of students.

      23 thoughts on “ Comic Books, Superheroes, and the Greek gods ” irchem April 8, at pm. Wow, this modern adaptation sounds really complicated! Haha, I’m pretty sure I don’t quite understand it. I think it’s interesting that the adaptation stick to the original format of having a trilogy–that speaks to the dedication of the playwright and his understanding of Ancient Greek. Tragedy (from the Greek: τραγῳδία, tragōidia) is a form of drama based on human suffering that invokes an accompanying catharsis or pleasure in audiences. While many cultures have developed forms that provoke this paradoxical response, the term tragedy often refers to a specific tradition of drama that has played a unique and important role historically in the self-definition of.

      Heroes are supposed to beat villains, the story should make us feel a connection to the characters and above all, keep the readers entertained. Sometimes though, the stories can take some turns that no one either expects or wants; the bad guy wins the day, our heroes die and the world is thrown for a loop that everyone needs to find a way back.   A philosopher examines ancient drama for insights into morality, power, and freedom. In an erudite reconsideration of Greek tragedy, philosopher Critchley (Philosophy/New School for Social Research; What We Think About When We Think About Soccer, , etc.) asserts that the ancient Greek past offers “a way of questioning and destabilizing the present.”.


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Sally 4/5(1). Get this from a library. Superheroes and Greek tragedy: comparing cultural icons. [Sally MacEwen] -- This study examines primary texts such as the "Iliad" and "Cyropaedia" to set the viewing parameters of Athenian ideology, then considers how heroes like Oedipus and Iphigenia might "look like.

The book is valuable on several levels: as a lucid introduction to Spectator Theory; as a survey of the socio-cultural value system of the Greeks of the classical period; as a commentary on the hero ethos in Euro-American cinema and, to get to the meat of the book, as a commentary on the way in which Greek tragedy reflects and interpolates the Pages: Examines primary texts such as the Iliad and Cyropaedia to set the viewing parameters of Athenian ideology.

This work also considers how heroes like Oedipus and Iphigenia might look like heroes to their original audience. This affective hero, unlike the structuralist hero.

Anonymous characters appear in almost every extant Greek Tragedy, yet they have long been overlooked in critical scholarship. This book argues that the creation and use of anonymous figures is an important tool in the transformation of traditional mythological heroes into unique dramatic characters.

The Silver Surfer was introduced in the pages of comic book legends Stan Lee and Jack Kirby’s revolutionary series Fantastic Four, and came to this world as the servant of Galactus, an all-powerful godlike being who sought to destroy the earth, not out of greed, vanity, or hatred for the human race, but simply because he needed sustenance.

Galactus was beyond good and evil, a cosmic force. DC's Superheroes Should Be the Greek Gods of the Movies. (and various comic book incarnations) where the team’s headquarters, the Watchtower, was in space, floating above Earth.

This is. The heroes all had perceived links to the gods, but Wonder Woman’s existence banishes those links by introducing the actual gods into the comics, allowing for an interesting marriage of comic book culture and today’s interpretation of the Greek Gods.

The parallels are close enough that many legendary gods have actually been re-tooled as superheroes. Thor and Odin and Loki and Hela from Norse mythology were reimagined in comic book form by Jack Kirby, and now appear regularly in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Ares, the Greek god of war, showed up to fight Wonder Woman in the film. Comic superheroes are the modern era’s version of Greek gods By Robert McGarvey on No Comment. In this new religion, heroes speak the truth and model the behaviours, values and norms of an increasingly diverse society.

From the sci-fi powered arachnid to the to the personal tragedy, overall it has all the best ingredients of a comic book origin, and because it’s been told many times on the big and small. Well, right off the bat. (and I’m only going to list the ones who are active on Earth OR have been active and had their own books as opposed to just having appeared or being there OR been part of a team at one point) Thor, Norse God of Thunder.

The same thing happens to superheroes like Batman and Spiderman, whose stories have been filmed, remade, and rebooted almost beyond recognition. There are reams of fan fiction in which Superman impregnates his girlfriend, takes a gay lover, or even dies.

Ancient Greek fanboys, too, cooked up innumerable local legends, retellings, and even cults. Bloomsbury () p/b pp £ (ISBN ) This book is a very useful addition to the Bloomsbury ‘Classical World’ series. It is particularly accessible to the general reader, as well as to its target audience of undergraduates and advanced level school students, and requires no knowledge of the Greek language.

A rare copy of the first comic book – Action Comics cover dated June – featuring Superman. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images Still, Superman is the undisputed origin of the genre.

[Table of Contents is listed at the end of the review.] Tracing the theme of nostos through ancient Greek epic, tragedy, and Hellenistic poetry, Marigo Alexopoulou’s book provides a survey of this important literary trope.

Such a cross-genre analysis has not previously been published, and, as such, Alexopoulou’s work fills an important gap in the scholarship.

Next, discuss how themes present in Greek myths are echoed by modern superheroes and associated fiction, comic books and movies. NOTE: As students discuss and research popular movies and comic-book characters, they are likely to encounter mature material including violent content and skimpy superhero attire.

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Heroes and heroines of Classical Greek tragedy used to get all the glory. Today scholars, and theatre and film directors are looking to what the minor players can tell us about the zeitgeist.Super heroes: Myths Of Modern Age?. idil, 6 (30), s While she is a Russian agent, she portrays a very strong fe male fighter.With so many to choose from, it's clearly not an easy choice to pick out the best superhero origin stories of all time.

After all, a character's origin story is one of, if not the most, important.