I have put together a rough essay Introduction in order to make sure I’m going in the right direction.
This essay will mainly be focusing on Jean-François Lyotard’s idea of the Meta-Narrative. More specifically the example of the American dream will be used. The American dream will be explored through the lens of comic book heroes. The examination will begin with the comics of the 30’s. Focusing on how they represented the modernist ideals of America and the American Dream at that time. It will be explained how changes in the world led to post-modern deconstructionism. The comic book series Watchmen will be used as a specific example of a postmodern Deconstruction of the superhero genre.