Superman’s representation of America is everlasting because America is continuously the immigration nation. He’s an immigrant, conflicted between keeping his heritage from Krypton and assimilating into his new culture of Earth. Created by two Jewish men in a time of rampant anti-Semitism, it’s no wonder that Superman was their creative outlet. Many people flocking to America, and choosing to make it their new home, share a similar conflict with Superman, and all the worries and stress that come with it. Superman gives immigrant Americans hope by showing them that it is possible to be happily conflicted.
Not only does Superman reflect the origin story of all Americans, he also protects them, and fights for what the country stands for. Growing up in Smallville under the guidance of his father, Superman learned humility, integrity, and to love America. But he felt that Smallville was too closed-minded for him to use his powers, so he left. After moving to Metropolis and fully becoming the Superman we know and love, he began “the never ending battle for truth, justice, and the American way.” Superman never lies, always does what’s fair, and is an American, so he’s someone we can whole-heartedly support. He believes in America so much that he’s willing to die for it (if he could).