Welcome to this week’s discussion of BEHIND THE MASK, in which we welcome our resident armchair psychologists to ponder and muse, our literary detectives to theorize and question.
We invite you all to join the discussion and explore what it really means to be THE GREEN LANTERN.
“In brightest day, in blackest night…”
Originally inspired by Aladdin’s lamp, the Green Lantern’s ring is powered by the idea, “If you can think it, you can achieve it!”
A title bestowed only upon those deemed most worthy, a “Green Lantern” is characterized by his/her unique strength in “willpower”. To be successful, he/she must house the ability to harness the imagination and transform mental abstractions into physical substance.
In the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day, we’re cozying up to a delightfully-probing discussion on the greenest super-pal we know!
Let’s pull up a chair and dig deeper into the mental fortitude of the Green Lantern through the lens of “Will in Action”.
How might “willpower” be considered one of the strongest superpowers to wield?
How does the ability t o “will things into existence” show up in other aspects of a GL’s life?
Why do you think yellow/fear is the Green Lantern ring’s biggest weakness?
In what ways could we each use the Green Lantern’s core power in our lives each day?
Share all your thoughts, theories, and additional questions below!
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Join more of our discussion groups by searching the BEHIND THE MASK Archives:
- Death & Return of Superman – yourdcu.com/BTMSM
- Death As Fate w/ Batman – yourdcu.com/BTMBM
- How & Why We Love w/ Harley & The Joker – yourdcu.com/BTMHQJ
- Meaninglessness w/ Robotman – yourdcu.com/BTMRM
- Identity w/ Crazy Jane – yourdcu.com/BTMCJ
- Female Empowerment w/ Wonder Woman – www.dcuniverse.com/community/boards/betaparticipants/behind-the-mask-w onde-lb6_1