The Avengers through a Critical Lense

Good Essays
The movie Avengers is viewed to many as simply a story of different heroes getting called together to fight a villain. As simple as this sounds, the plot is actually complex revealing many hidden meanings when dissected through various lenses. If one were to criticize the film through a philosophical lense, it is possible to see which morals each character has and to what extent they are willing to defend those morals. For example, Captain America will always put himself behind those who are in need due to the fact that he feels the burden of falling into a deep sleep and missing his lover constantly. By bringing each unique hero out of his or her own world to unite together, each individual in some way shares the responsibilities of the others. When thrown in with others to work together, the natural competitiveness of humans is elicited. When brought to show who his or own personality and strengths are, each character is able to find his or herself. The Avengers is viewed completely through the sides good versus evil. However, this is solely through the eyes of the outer skin of the film. Loki is viewed as the villain because of how he comes to take and change the Earth. It is commonly assumed that he is doing this out of hatred with pure evil intentions. However, he could simply be coming to make changes for the better from the so called “heroes”. Who decides what is right and what is wrong? What is considered to be “for the best”? Humans could be the true wrong-doers. Loki could be coming to eliminate the evil on the planet. These united “heroes” could simply be a united team of villains working together killing off the “good guys”. Humans and heroes could actually the evil side fighting off those who are coming to save them. The Black Widow in the film displays how women have overcome sexist discrimination in means of being in control but are still viewed to others as weak. In one of the opening scenes of the movie, she is chained to a chair

You May Also Find These Documents Helpful

  • Good Essays

    Critical Lense

    • 635 Words
    • 3 Pages

    understand ourselves.” In other words, fiction teaches us about human nature. I agree with this statement. We see an example of this in the novel, Of Mice and Men written by John Steinbeck. In the novel Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck we can see through the characterization of Curley’s wife. It is natural to want to feel valued and respected. She wants attention so badly that she doesn’t care if she leaved the house and goes to Crook’s room and tries to talk to the boys. She even shows this when…

    • 635 Words
    • 3 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Best Essays

    The Self Through Lenses

    • 1891 Words
    • 6 Pages

    The Self Through Lenses CIIS Natasha Parakh Human Development and the Family 4th December, 2013 The Self Through Lenses Williams James first established the difference between the self as I, the subjective knower, and Me, the object that is known (James, 1891). Self can be understood as an inner realm of thoughts, emotions and desires, but also as the link between these inner realms and the external environment (Elliott, 2007). This concept of self has been evolving…

    • 1891 Words
    • 6 Pages
    Best Essays
  • Good Essays

    Mlk Critical Lense

    • 621 Words
    • 3 Pages

    He thought it would be best to have one man in total control of everything that people do. He wanted to make sure that the people have no say really in anything when they are going through hard times. They prove who they really are not when things are going well, but when times are difficult in their lives. The critical lens is valid because usually during more serious times the real you come out rather than on a regular day when you’re trying to be somebody you’re not. The Coldest Winter Ever, By…

    • 621 Words
    • 3 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    Critical Lenses Essay

    • 615 Words
    • 3 Pages

    L.a Date: 11/14/12 Critical Lenses Herodotus once said “men are at the mercy of events and cannot control them.” In saying this Herodotus meant that men cannot control any situation, but that it is fate that determines what is to occur. Prince Edward from The Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain and Macbeth from Macbeth by William Shakespeare prove…

    • 615 Words
    • 3 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    Critical Lense Essay

    • 692 Words
    • 3 Pages

    Critical Lens Essay “Nothing can cure the soul but the senses, just as nothing can cure the senses but the soul” says Lord Henry, in Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray. This quote essentially describes that one’s mind can only be purified through one’s awareness of one’s surroundings and actions. It also shows that one can only view the world with an open-mind if one’s soul is purified. Purification is the innocence of one’s soul, and the goodness of it. This idea is expressed in The Picture…

    • 692 Words
    • 3 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Powerful Essays

    Critical Lense Essay

    • 993 Words
    • 4 Pages

    analyzing Lady Macbeth’s character we see that throughout the story she is evil. She’s power hungry and ruthless and will do anything to get the one thing she wants; power .It seems as if Lady Macbeth is unstoppable until she kills herself. We see evil through Macbeth’s character as well. He started off as brave and loyal, but after he committed multiple acts of murder to try to gain control of the throne, evil overcame him. He started killing even though it wasn’t necessary, he no longer cared about his…

    • 993 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Powerful Essays
  • Good Essays

    Half Critical Lense

    • 324 Words
    • 2 Pages

    Pythagoras once said, “Choices are the hinges of destiny.” The decisions that people make will ultimately lead them to their future. Ray Bradbury and Ayn Rand illustrate this idea in Fahrenheit 451 and Anthem, respectively. Both authors portray this idea with the characters decisions in each novel. In Fahrenheit 451, Guy Montag lives in a dystopian-futuristic society where people burn books. In his society, it is illegal to own and read a book, ask questions and drive slow on the highway. Montag…

    • 324 Words
    • 2 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    Critical Lenses Papeer

    • 715 Words
    • 3 Pages

    Ethical Writings of Cicero that “The greater the difficulty the greater the glory.” To further validate this statement, one must look at this issue from all parts of the spectrum. Is hard work always rewarded with glory? Is glory always achieved through hard work? Well in almost all walks of life, those who work hard are the ones who achieve in life. Life presents everybody with obstacles. It is when you truly struggle you reveal your traits of strength and determination. Those who use these traits…

    • 715 Words
    • 3 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Better Essays

    The Avengers

    • 856 Words
    • 4 Pages

    activated. It opens a portal through space and the exiled Norse god Loki steps through. Loki takes the Tesseract and also takes control of the minds of several S.H.I.E.L.D. personnel, including Dr. Erik Selvig and Agent Clint "Hawkeye" Barton, to aid him in his getaway. As S.H.I.E.L.D. personnel pull out of their base, some pursuing Loki and others merely fleeing, the ground beneath the base collapses and it's destroyed. In response to the attack, Fury re-activates the Avengers Initiative. He pulls Agent…

    • 856 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Better Essays
  • Good Essays

    The Avengers

    • 474 Words
    • 2 Pages

    The Avengers Tony Stark, besides being a genius, billionaire, playboy, and philanthropist, was somewhat of a normal human being before becoming Iron Man. Tony Stark creates a suite of armor and becomes Iron Man. Iron man is an important hero and plays a crucial role on the team that is called the avengers. Tony stark was the head of a top weapons manufacturing company. On a trip to the Middle East to promote a new weapon he was attacked and captured. Upon being captured he was forced into becoming…

    • 474 Words
    • 2 Pages
    Good Essays