Narrative Significance: “With Great Power comes Great Responsibility”

Here is excerpts from Amazing Fantasy #15, the origin story of Spiderman and why he fights crime.

We come upon the story after Peter Parker has been bitten by a radioactive spider and gotten his powers. He decides its a good idea to cash in, make some money off these abilities.

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Moral lesson that Peter Parker learns:

“in this world, with great power there must also come — great responsibility!”

Here is an example of a story’s significance being communicated both as a personal lesson but also a moral lesson as well.



BA in History from Northwestern State, MA in English from Northwestern State, and PhD in Rhetoric from Texas Woman's University. Big into comic books and visual rhetoric. Assistant Professor of English at Claflin University, Orangeburg, SC.

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