Superhuman as American national myth | Katehon

That American monomyth is nothing but a secularized version of the Protestant eschatological myth. A continuous chain may be traced that starts with the Bible and ends with Superman, the story of which to non-Americans in some of its elements may seem like a parody of the Gospel. The main elements of this myth are a crisis of society, the figure of a savior, the fight against evil and the restoration of “paradise” proportions. It is the myth of Eden, the lost paradise, the Savior and salvation. The superhero is only one of the elements of the myth, its functional figure, but not a self-sufficient person; he is a key element, but not the only one.

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