The Bat-Signal, a Symbol of Hope

APRIL 24, 2014

 

Why do I love Batman? Many reasons, but for the purposes of my first blog post on a blog dedicated to Batman, I’ll start by saying Batman is a symbol of Hope.

“A hero can be anyone, even a man doing something as simple and reassuring as putting a coat around a young boy’s shoulders to let him know the world hadn’t ended.”

Batman is a man. Superman is an alien, and pretty much every other superhero is aided by some superpower. Batman’s superpower(s)? Mind and Muscle. His career began the night his parents died. In that moment, he took a vow, a vow that later led him to become the Batman. That is what inspired and still inspires many young kids to greatness; it especially inspired a young Alex. Batman was just an ordinary person who went to extraordinary lengths to make the world a better place. This is the reason many people look to Batman as their favorite superhero. He is an ordinary person just like them. In short, Batman gives the world hope. Batman inspires many people all over the world to overcome obstacles, disabilities, illness, and tragedy to become a better, stronger person and to make the world a better place.

Batman also inspires other great things, like this movie, which made me cry: