Lastly, we see the death of Superman at the hands of Doomsday towards the end of the film. As also seen in the comics, Superman died protecting humanity as he defeated Doomsday. Despite humanity’s hatred towards him, despite their attempts to keep him under their control, he still put his life on the line for the sake of humanity’s survival. As he says to Lois Lane before he gives his life in taking Doomsday’s, “This is my world. You are my world.” There is a great amount of Christian symbolism in this action and these words.
Despite humanity’s hatred and rejection of Jesus, He still sacrificed himself for the world that he loved and cared for so much (John 3:16-17; 9:1-30). It was not until Jesus’ death that people began to realize just how important he was as a person let alone as the Son of God. Even the Roman Centurion saw this in Him.
“Truly, this man was the Son of God.” (Matt. 15:39).