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Tag Archive 'Deborah Eisenberg'

Passive Reflection

Throughout much of Deborah Eisenberg’s “Twilight of the Superheroes,” one of the main characters, Nathaniel, is working on a superhero of his own. Nathaniel’s superhero “Passivityman” has an unconventional choice of superpowers and seems to be more or less a reflection of Nathaniel than anything supernatural. Passivityman and Nathaniel share similar attitudes toward their lives and the world. […]

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Nice Costume

Reading Deborah Eisenberg’s “Twilight of the Superheroes,” I initially considered the story’s title to be a reference to the general crumbling of the idealistic concept of superheroes in the wake of 9/11.  As I became better acquainted with the characters in the story, however, and when the title became a subject of class discussion, it […]

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Stating the Obvious?

Deborah Eisenburg’s “Twilight of the Superheros” touches on various aspects of life, particularly life before and after 9/11. I want to take a look at the very beginning of the story. The relevancy and purpose of the content on the first three pages was in question during the round-table discussion. The passage highlights the anticipation, […]

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