Superman metaphor for personal transformation.

Something I was thinking about…

Down the Rabbit Hole

On my other blog, Lucky Otter’s Haven, I used a Superman meme showing Christopher Reeve as “Superman” from the movie — his red cape flowing in the wind as he looked over the ant-like humans far below, as he declared, “…and I’m in awe. I’m in such awe of you, all of you.


I was curious about what this quote referred to, so as I do with a lot of things these days (thank God for the Internet), I consulted Google.

What I found immediately struck me as apropos for this blog because to me, in this comic, Superman serves as a metaphor for a narcissistic (or any person  otherwise disconnected from the Self) individual dawning into self-awareness and personal transformation (even though Superman is not himself a narcissist). The superpowers and red cape represent the Ego, or the False Self, meant to set him above everyone…

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Recovering from BPD and C-PTSD due to narcissistic abuse from childhood. Married to a sociopath for 20 years. Proud INFJ, Enneagram type 4w5. Animal lover, music lover, cat mom, unapologetic geek, fan of the absurd, progressive Catholic, mom to 2, mental illness stigma activist, anti-Trumper. #RESISTANCE
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One Response to Superman metaphor for personal transformation.

  1. Susan says:

    look up mary sue!
    female version of superman. a writing term “mary sue” (google mary sue writing,or fanfic,or literary term)
    you will be fascinated,ive been studying this phenom 3 years now. its on fire.
    because she is female though… its a BAD term(self insert of author as a bad thing when males have done it for centuries! like with superman Rambo etc)
    its intense
    “killing mary sue” is a common term… to make her more realistic male authors are abusing and raping her in fanfics…
    but when females write glorious mary sue’s as self wish fulfillments they get bashed and criticized,
    there are thousands of examples. its a huge growing literary term forcing many to deal with themselves!!! how IRONIC that no “self insert” is allowed!!! they end up exposing themselves! you will see that immediately.
    they hide under the guise “we are trying to help you write “better”
    you will see through it in a second, people as us trained to see through narc stuff!
    you will be shocked.
    mary sue look “her” up
    she represents more than just a literary term.


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