Superman Vs Jesus

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An outsider, the Man of Steel was a protector known for his humble and caring attitude. From birth to death, Superman and God have encountered similar experiences and struggles that shape who they were and what they represented. The Man of Steel was not only a fictional hero, but is a reference to a Christ figure. The parallel between the two is undeniable and can be easily seen through the details of their flawless character. Integrity, will to sacrifice himself, and having compassion are some of the details in which Jesus and the Man of Steel have in common. The city of Metropolis greatly depended on Superman to protect them and serve for them. He had said, “I’m here to fight for truth, justice, and the American Way” (The Man of Steel). This…show more content…
They both symbolize service and loyalty to their believer and even non-believers. They were sent to Earth to fill a greater purpose, Superman originally from Krypton and Jesus from the heavens. Both would eventually go on a mission to return home. Service was very important to Superman and Jesus as they both did whatever they could to assist the people in need. “A son becomes a father and a father becomes a son” (Superman Returns) represents Superman inheriting the traits of Jor-El like Jesus receiving Gods. When Superman’s father sent him to Earth, Jor-El had said, “Even though you’ve been raised as a human being you are not one of them… They can be a great people Kal-El; they wish to be. They only lack the light to show the way. For this reason above all, their capacity for good, I have sent them you, my only son” (Superman Returns). This is extremely similar to when God sent Jesus down to Earth from the Heavens to be the savior, or light, to mankind. This was a sacrifice. Sacrifice is a huge factor in both Jesus and Superman’s life. Jesus was sacrificed by God for the sins of the people. He was put on the cross and was crucified. Similarly, Superman would sacrifice his life to save the lives of the world. The Man of Steel would fly up to the sun for power and stand like Jesus did on the cross with his arm out. Superman eventually dies, but will rise again. This symbolizes Jesus’ resurrection after being crucified. Lex Luthor

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