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First Reader

Dr. Amy Sonheim

Second Reader

Dr. Kevin C. Motl

Third Reader

Professor Eric Phillips


An analysis of the three most well-known and popular superheroes, examining important themes that each revolves around. "Superman: The Hero in All of Us" examines heroism and how the Man of Steel defines and redefines what is a hero. "Batman: The Redemption of Tragedy" examines what makes the Dark Knight a compelling character and why he pursues his war on crime. "Spider-Man: Power and Responsibility" looks at how the titular themes define Spider-Man's career and why they are important.

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