English Literature2020

  • Superman’s Value to Human Existence in Zack Snyder’s Movies entitled Man of Steel and Justice League
    by Rr. Arielia Yustisiana on October 19, 2021 at 5:30 am

    What people think about Superman is that he was not real. There was no one as strong as Superman in the world. However, some people believe that what matters about Superman is he cares about everyone in the universe without exception, without judgment. The article aims to elevate Superman’s values to human existence. The research focuses on the character of Clark Kent in Zack Snyder’s two movies entitled Man of Steel and Justice League. Clark initially used his powers covertly to help people and prevent or thwart disasters. He is valuable to human’s existence in the universe. The theory that is used to support to the analysis is Nietzsche’s super human version, the Übermensch in English means Beyond-Man, Superman, Overman or Superhuman. It is the concept of Nietzsche’s philosophy. Nietzsche’s thought on human philosophy directs us to fully love the life and position humans as superhuman. The research design that is taken is qualitative research. There is one literary approach that meet the analysis, that is, archetypal approach. The finding of the research is that Clark Kent as the representation of Übermensch is a human that sees himself as a source of value. Human who has reached Übermensch is a person who always says “yes” to everything and is ready to face challenges, who has an attitude of always affirming his life.