#1 Posted by MysticalRat (19 posts) - - Show Bio

In the scene when he get's threatened by the group of kids outside his Father's work, we see him reading the works of Plato. This scene cronologically speaking is not far after he finds out who he is. This shows that he is already questioning his existence and meaning by resulting to philosophial texts

Plato's main theory is the Cave, whereby a man escapes and see's an existence beyond the cave whereby everyone else lives and sees only shadows. Plato theorised that one has a moral obligation to show the people in the cave the outside world, however in the story he is killed by the cave people because of them not wanting to accept it.

How does this relate to Man of Steel? Clark is having an inner moral fight with himself as to whether show the people the truth about his existence and are we alone in the universe, and risk compromising the safety of himself and his family, or sticking with his Father's teachings and keeping it a secret.

#2 Edited by ssejllenrad (12847 posts) - - Show Bio

Cool observation!

#3 Posted by MysticalRat (19 posts) - - Show Bio

@ssejllenrad: Thanks. Sometimes it's just the smallest details that someone can appreciate.

#4 Posted by Durakken (1593 posts) - - Show Bio

It's just Aquinas Platonism which is fairly expected of a christian allegorical movie.

#5 Posted by UltimateSMfan (1440 posts) - - Show Bio

hey that's real good insight, thanks for sharing.

#6 Posted by Lvenger (20772 posts) - - Show Bio

Glad I wasn't the only one to pick up on this.

#7 Edited by w0nd (3729 posts) - - Show Bio

And yet people claim this movie is shallow and one dimensional.

#8 Posted by warlock360 (28063 posts) - - Show Bio

Saw that as well.

#9 Edited by Perezite (1432 posts) - - Show Bio

@durakken said:

It's just Aquinas Platonism which is fairly expected of a christian allegorical movie.

MOSUS!