Ancient Greek tragedy has represented human destiny as something that is unescapable and we are condemned to follow. Modern times add superheroes in this life of contradiction where humans are able to do great things but at the same time the worst. Ares the god of war seems guilty of the disruption among men when in fact power and control takes what is greatest in them: love.
Ares: Mankind is condemned by themselves. I didn’t need to fight I just inspired them ideas and they began war. That is what they do.
In the time of superheroes where world’s problems are the only thing that is mentioned. Surpeheroes have always been disruptive in society and we cannot forget the women’s representative with the first female superhero.
Queen Hippolyta: I used to want to save the world, this beautiful place. But the closer you get, the more you see the great darkness within. I learnt this the hard way, a long, long time ago.
She doesn’t need to be saved, nor is she in distress; she isn’t uncapable to defend herself, she doesn’t need someone to tell her what to do. She knows right from wrong and her duty is to save the world. She may be capable to do the impossible. Daughter of Zeus, raised a warrior to protect and maintain peace, but when it come to humankind, her biggest lesson is not war which is what she was raised for.
Diana Prince: I used to want to save the world, to end war and bring peace to mankind. But then I glimpsed the darkness that lives within their light. I learnt that inside every one of them there will always be both. The choice each must make for themselves – something no hero will ever defeat. And now I know… that only love can truly save the world. So now I stay, I fight, and I give – for the world I know can be. This is my mission now, for ever.
The movie understands humankind with all its flaws and perfection which is what makes the world spin.
A new journey to be started.
A new promise to be fulfilled.
A new page to be written.
Go forth unto this waiting world with pen in hand, all you young scribes,
the open book awaits.
And above all else, be young.
For youth is your greatest weapon, your greatest tool.
Use it wisely