Tarzan is a fictional character created by American writer Edgar Rice Burroughs. He is a literary figure who gained immense popularity and became a pop culture icon.
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- Origins: The character of Tarzan made his debut in the short story "Tarzan of the Apes," written by Edgar Rice Burroughs and published in 1912.
- History: Tarzan is the child of English aristocrats who are abandoned in the African jungle after a shipwreck. The toddler is adopted and raised by monkeys, learning to survive in a wild environment.
- Skills: Raised by monkeys, Tarzan acquires amazing skills such as jumping trees, hunting and fighting. His unparalleled physical abilities make him the "Lord of the Jungle".
- Relationships with other characters: Tarzan comes into contact with people outside the jungle, which introduces him to a world outside the wilderness and presents him with challenges and adventures.
- Jane Porter: In one of the threads of the series, Tarzan meets Jane Porter, the daughter of an explorer who arrives in the jungle. Jane becomes Tarzan's love and companion on many of his adventures.
- Popular culture: The character of Tarzan has received numerous film, television, comic book and other media adaptations. One of the best-known depictions is a series of films from the 1930s and 1940s, as well as Disney's 1999 animated film "Tarzan."
- Symbolism: The figure of Tarzan is often seen as a symbol of the human ability to survive in a wild environment and the dichotomy between civilization and wilderness.
- Place of action: Most of Tarzan's adventures take place in the African jungle, where he battles wild animals, explorers, villains and other characters.
- Criticism: The works of Edgar Rice Burroughs and the character of Tarzan have been criticized for their stereotypical and racist elements, which reflected the beliefs and perceptions of the era in which they were created.
- Inspiration to create a character: Tarzan's creator, Edgar Rice Burroughs, was inspired by the stories of travelers, explorers and jungle adventures he read in newspapers and books. His fascination with these subjects led him to create the character Tarzan.
- Character name: The name "Tarzan" comes from the maasai language and means "leather jacket." Burroughs had translations in Swahili, but misunderstood it as maasai.
- First story: The first Tarzan story was written based on a rate in a magazine, which the author challenged himself to find out if he could write something as good as what he read in popular magazines.
- Influence on pop culture: The character of Tarzan has influenced many areas of pop culture. His adventures have been adapted in movies, comic books, video games and other media.
- Movies with Tarzan: One of the most famous actors to play Tarzan was Johnny Weissmuller, who appeared in a series of films in the 1930s and 1940s. His distinctive Tarzan scream became an iconic sound.
- Latin origins: The title of the original story "Tarzan of the Apes" had a distinctive Latin form that was popular in fantasy literature of the time.
- Influence on the character of Superman: Superman creator Jerry Siegel confessed that he was fascinated by the Tarzan character in his youth and that he was partly inspired by it in creating Man of Steel.
- Adventures in comics: Tarzan was also one of the first literary characters to appear in comic books. Beginning in the 1920s, comic books about Tarzan's adventures were published.
- International popularity: Tarzan's adventures have gained enormous popularity around the world, and his image and stories have been translated into many languages.
- Follow-up: Developers created many sequels to Tarzan's adventures after Burroughs' death, which helped expand the character's universe.