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Meaning of Alter ego
The English meaning and translation of this Latin phrase is as follows:

 "Other self"

Definition of Alter ego
The meaning and definition of this famous Latin expression relates to the conscious creation of a personality as opposed to a 'split personality' that is a subconscious creation. Good fictional examples this famous term is Clark Kent being the alter ego of Superman and Bruce Wayne being the alter ego of Batman.

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Examples of "Alter ego" - Batman & Superman
The 'Alter ego' can be described as a second self, which is distinct from a person's normal personality. Superman is the super hero his alter ego, Kent Clark, is shy and unassuming. Just like Superman and Batman a person who has an alter ego is often said to lead a double life.

Hannah Montana and Ziggy Stardust
Another example is Hannah Montana who lives a double life as an average teenage school girl named Miley Stewart by day and a famous pop singer named Hannah Montana by night. Other famous examples are:

David Bowie / Ziggy Stardust
Sacha Baron Cohen / Bruno
Garth Brooks / Chris Gaines

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Alter ego
The subject of the alter ego was explored by the famous author Robert Louis Stevenson in his book entitled the Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. In the book Dr. Jekyll was the good, restrained upright doctor whereas Mr. Hyde was the evil, unrestrained other self who eventually becomes capable of overpowering the original self.

The fascinating subject has been transferred to the movie screen in famous horror movies starring actors such as Spencer Tracy, Boris Karloff and Michael Caine. The comic side of the alter ego was explored by the comedian Jerry Lewis in the Nutty Professor.

The popular Latin phrase "Alter ego" is now so familiar that it has become part of our own, English language.


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Means "Other self"
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