Superheroes 3/7 – In class work

Hi everyone,

I can’t be in class today because I have a meeting, but you’ll be able to guide yourselves through the work today. (I may be back halfway through class.)

We’ve spent the last two or three days talking about how to make Superman an interesting and complex character, and today I’d like to do something similar with Kingdom Come’s other main character, Wonder Woman.

Please look through this power point on Wonder Woman’s history Wonder Woman and compare her to the WW in Kingdom Come. How has her character changed, and does the WW in the book betray or uphold the values originally instilled in this character?

For Friday, I’d like you to choose one of the two topics we’ve been looking at this week (Superman and WW) and write 1 – 2 pages coming to some kind of conclusion regarding our discussions.

(Some example topics: Is Kingdom Come a successful Superman story? Are WW/Superman unhinged, or in the right? Does the ending of Kingdom Come, where WW is pregnant, totally undo any feminist legacy that WW might have, or does it continue it? There’s also a question you can use at the end of the power point.)

Here’s the rubric we’ll be using for all shorter writing assignments for the rest of the year:  Standard upperclassman writing rubric

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