Understanding Spider-Man: Your Everyday Superhero

Nicklas Falk, Sofie Amalie Blomsterberg, Alice Sabrina Suciu, Mads Peter Pedersen & Vilhelm Lucas

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


This project focuses on the understanding of Spider-Man, and the morals and ethics that lie behind the choices he makes. Through the Dimensions Philosophy & Science/Text & Sign, this understanding is concluded by looking at ethical theories and comic book analysis. Based on the Ultimate Spider-Man comic book series, the aim is to clarify who Spider-Man is and what causes him to act in certain ways; before and after his realization of power. Some theories used to investigate these areas are Egoism, Deontology, text and sign theories based on the book Understanding comics and more. Spider-Man is not only a superhero, but also an ordinary teenager behind the mask. It is through this fact that one can safely conclude that one alter-ego affects another. With this in mind, the conclusion brought forward is an understanding of Peter Parker and Spider-Man’s ethical standpoint through the medium of interpreting the comic book issues #1 through #27.

UddannelserBasis - International Humanistisk Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis
Udgivelsesdato6 jan. 2014
VejledereZoran Lee Pecic


  • Text & Sign
  • Spider-Man
  • Philsophy & Science
  • Morals & ethics