- Superheros – In comics especially superheros and their foes have been used to draw comparisons to classical good and bad figures found in religion. Many superheros suffer from something like a mental illness allowing its reader to connect with their reader on a personal level. This allows for the belief to ‘be more’, to be limitless. Liam Neeson’s Ra’s al Ghul in Batman Begins: “If you make yourself more than just a man, if you devote yourself to an ideal, you become something else entirely… a legend, Mr. Wayne.”
Batman is one figure who has suffered great traumatic events though he still excels in achieving his aims and enjoying his life with gadgets and girls. Of course you could argue he is not real but you could easily find a story similar to this minus the millionaire status. The point of this case study is to identify motivational figures and aspire to be like them, to be your own hero.