Originally Posted by herolee10
If anything, I could see Superman in this film at the start being a little wary of going public (out in the open) where people can see him full front and center due to thinking that people may end up being very afraid of him due to his alien nature, thus chooses to save people quietly at the start, only to realize later on that by emerging and becoming a symbol of hope and realizing the impact that his reputation has made, that it'll be to the earth's best benefit if he created that person of Superman to represent all of that for the people.
Personally, I'm pretty bored with the whole hero dealing with public reaction angle. It's not a complete non-issue for them, but at the end of the day, they shouldn't really give much of a damn what people think of them. Spending a lot of time on the hero hand-wringing over social acceptance makes him look kind of lame. And if anything, Superman should be amused by, not introspective over, people being afraid of him.