In the last paragraph of Gary Engle’s, “What Makes Superman So Darned American,” Engle relates Superman to the male version of the Statue of Liberty. I was intrigued at the idea. At the core, both Superman and the Statue of Liberty come to represent similar ideas. For immigrants, the first image of America they see is of Lady Liberty. She represents hope, similar to Superman. For Lois and the many other characters Superman saves, he also represents hope. Typically he is saving a character from falling from a building or as we see in Superman (1978), saves the greater Los Angeles area from bombs and plate tectonics. Superman is the one hope for the citizens of not only Metropolis, but also of citizens of America in dire situations. These people can hold on to the fact that Superman will save. Lady liberty also represents this one hope that America will save the immigrant. Many immigrants left situations of great strife like the Irish fleeing the potato famine. For many Americans who were immigrants, Lady Liberty represents America, the land that saved their lives. Superman also represents saving life. Thus, many of the ideas Lady Liberty and Superman represent are one in the same.