Uh, What Do You Mean By “Great Responsibility” ?Art & Literature, Film, Picturing the Word — By Picturing the Word on March 17, 2010 at 1:00 am
Welcome back! We hope you enjoyed last week’s podcast. Danielle and I are thrilled to continue our discussion of heroes and saviors in our fourth podcast.
The theme for class was “You Are Here for A Reason.”
Batman Begins (2005)
“Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman” (Pilot)
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
“Doctor Who” (The Christmas Invasion 2.X, The Girl in the Fireplace 2.04)
“Cataclysmo and the Time Boys” (Episodes 1 – 24 at WebSerials.com)
We also read the graphic novels Superman: Birthright and the “Summer” chapter of Superman for All Seasons. Additionally, we read The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring.
In today’s podcast, we focus on the dreams and desires of heroes. Does a superhero need to give up his dream to be a hero? What then stands between average people and heroism? Is it as simple as giving up dreams for a greater good or are there other variables?
Danielle and I also wonder if you are morally obligated to be a hero if you have superhuman powers. What makes a hero different? Can a hero be anything other than a hero?
Personally, I would rather be a failed hero than someone who never tried.
As always, feel free to join in the conversation by commenting or contacting Danielle and I at firstname.lastname@example.org
Enjoy the podcast! ‘