Have you ever realized how many super-heroes are orphans? Batman, Superman, Spiderman.
There’s something about a person who can overcome the tragedy of being orphaned and perform good that makes it a recurring storyline in books and movies.
Last weekend Mark and I saw “The Amazing Spiderman” on date night. Of all the Spiderman films I think this one does the best job of capturing the hurt and anger that Peter Parker felt when first his parents, and then his uncle, were killed.
Andrew Garfield, the star of the new film, has joined forces with Dr. Jane Aronson and the Worldwide Orphans Foundation to make a difference in the lives of children through sports.
Read more in Dr. Aronson’s article “Spider-Man and the Amazing Superhero Inside Every Orphan” in the Huffington Post.
Why do you think writers and Hollywood use the orphan story line so frequently?