With Great Power, Comes Great Responsibilities


The greatest and most known quotes known to the audience. ” With Great Power, Comes Great Responsibilities.” The story goes with a teenage nerdy boy whose life changedrastically when he was bitten by a radioactive spider thus allowing him to possess an ability no man has ever possessed. However, with his new spider powers, there always come the consequences. One major turning point was the death of his uncle that kept haunting him, and leaving the most famous quote that defined his existence.  Despite what Marvel and the movies would have us believe, this epic and powerful quote does not come from a Hollywood script writing team but from the revolutionary quote and literary in the 19th century France. The first literary record of this can be attributed to Francois-Marie Arouet aka Voltaire. Voltaire was disturbed by the sickening abuse of authority and privilege by those in power whilst the poor and deprived starved and suffered around him. Much of Voltaire’s work reflects on this theme, however it was in “Œuvres de Voltaire, Volume 48″ that we first hear the direct use of this phrase. Of course in Spiderman’s case, it was quote that was directed at those who Voltaire believed to be wicked, corrupt and everything that was rotten in France at the time.

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