Comparison to Peter Parker

Topics: Spider-Man, Superhero, Marvel Team-Up Pages: 2 (814 words) Published: April 8, 2008
If I could be any superhero, I would have to choose Spider-man/Peter Parker. I can see a lot of myself in Peter Parker before he gets his superpowers. I could also see myself making similar choices once I get my powers. I think that I would use them to help the general population. I would however probably also use the powers to help make money by competing in sports of some sort. Peter Parker has a similar social life to me. He is very smart, but antisocial. He has only one real friend, and is terrified of talking to his dream girl, Mary Jane. He is very shy and acts nerdy. I am very similar in these areas to Peter. I am smart, have always had good grades, and think about everything logically. I am very cautious though and can often overthink things that I should do and end up not doing them. I have a lot of trouble making friends as I am very shy in public and don’t say much around people I don’t know. When I get in a group of people that I know well, I am a completely different person. I am very outgoing and loud, but if I don’t know the people that I’m around I just sit there and don’t say anything to anyone. I only have two close friends, and the rest of the people that I know are merely acquaintances that don’t really know much about me because I never talk to them more than just chit chat. Both my friends have gone into the military and moved away so I don’t get to see them much anymore. So both Peter Parker and I have trouble making friends and are shy.

When Peter Parker gets bitten by the genetically altered spider, it changes his appearance and he starts to notice his powers. As he grows into his role as Spider-man, he gains a lot of confidence and boldness. He suddenly looks much better and is in great shape. He is very fast and strong and has extremely fast reflexes (due to “spider sense”). He discovers that he can shoot webs out of his wrists and at first he just has fun with it. He gradually realizes how much good he can do with his powers and...
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