A parallel is drawn between Johnson's poem, 'London' and Christopher Nolan's trilogy of 'Batman' which is set in the corrupt city of Gotham. Moral Decadence Moral decay is a term used to describe the decline or fall of the moral values of a civilization. While, what Samuel Johnson's poem describes is the “flatt’ring sycophants” crack the same joke in “a thousand ways”. Thales feel that all citizens displaying loyalty to Robert Walpole are corrupt and engaged in what Johnson earlier described as “awkward flattery” on the other hand in The Dark Knight(2008).
"Some men," remarks Michael Caine's wise old butler, Alfred, "just want to watch the world burn." This effectively serves as a succinct summary of Heath Ledger's Joker . There is no rhyme to him, no reason - just an appetite for anarchy, for chaos and for destruction that marks him out as the most terrifying screen psycho in years. The director Nolan attempted to portray Joker as a "psychopathic, mass murdering, schizophrenic clown with zero empathy." Throughout the film, the Joker states his desire to upset social order through crime, and comes to define himself by his conflict with Batman.
Maximus (Gladiator) Perhaps the boldest example of vigilantism on our list takes us to the Roman Empire's famous colosseum. Maximus, the former general, is fuelled to avenge the murder of his wife and child by killing the evil emperor himself. A dear sacrifice is made, but it serves as a turning point that leads Rome to a brighter future. 4. Batman (Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises) By far the most recognizable cinematic vigilante, Batman needs little introduction.
He does not only use his strength in fighting but also uses some smart, extraordinary, high-end personalized gadgets made from his wealth. The citizens of Gotham call him Batman because he wears a black full costume with cape and a bat sign on it. In The Dark Knight, his enemy is known as The Joker, a popular antagonist that always wears a clown-looking makeup to hide his scar of carved mouth and is also popular by always wearing purple and green clothes. He has no identity but his look and his brutal but smart ways of putting people in danger. Even the NBI cannot find any references of who he is and where he comes from.
However, emphasis on the male body is only given in scenes which highlight the body in (violent) action. Shots of Wayne’s body in the trilogy and Bane’s body in The Dark Knight Rises always highlight scars and bruises as proof of the active role of men in patriarchal ideology. Moreover, The Dark Knight Rises provides an example of gender as “a performance with clearly punitive consequences” (Butler 522). In the cinematic world of Nolan’s Batman, soon-to-be Commissioner Foley tries to avoid fighting to stop anarchy in Gotham after Bane has declared martial law. When he finally joins the re-established police forces, his character gets killed by the anarchist
The third issue we found out from “Serpico” is corruption. In the movie, police officer Frank Serpico exposed corruption in the New York City police department. He was the first officer to testify against another officer. Corruption is the dishonest behavior and wrong doing on the part of an authority or powerful party through means that are illegitimate, immoral, and incompatible with ethical standards. Corruption are include giving or accepting bribes or inappropriate presents, double dealing, under-the-table transactions, manipulating elections, diverting funds, laundering money and defrauding investors.
Bruce’s tenacity and indomitable will in the months he spent in prison solidified him as one of the best super heroes ever created. While this was one defining moment in his history, there are many more across different mediums that complete Batman as a remarkably interesting character. One aspect of Batman’s character that remains in most iterations is his rule to not kill anyone. Witnessing the murder of his parents was a traumatic experience for Bruce as a child, which in turn led to his two major rules as Batman: to not use guns and to not kill. However, his creates a moral dilemma for Bruce
Batman alongside Commissioner James Gordon and District Attorney Harvey Dent unite to tackle wrongdoing in the city of Gotham City. Before all else, the three has all the earmarks of being powerful, yet they soon get themselves prey to one of the Jokers detestable arrangements to deliver ruin to Gotham City. The Joker and a mob of men, wearing comedian covers, break into a bank. One by one, the jokesters start to kill one another to get a bigger offer of the cash. After every jokester was killed, one and only comedian were left standing.
Terrorism is a huge problem in the United States and all around the world. It is a federal offense that ends with the death penalty--or at least it should. In fact, the exact definition of terrorism is, “the unlawful use of violence and intimidation, especially against civilians, in the pursuit of political aims.” From a worldly perspective, Batman represents the government, and the Joker represents terrorists. Since the government should put terrorists to death, Batman should do the same to the Joker. It’s crazy how society takes more action on Batman and the Joker rather than real-life threats, like terrorism.
His inability to come up with the right potion to reverse his situation is what leads to his suicide. Despite the efforts to live a kind of a double life the evil sides seem to have taken control of his good side and this proves to be great damage as the officers will have to hold him responsible for the murder cases that have been reported on those London streets. All these events in the novel have been successfully achieved through the evil setting that had the concealing features that would make the characters such as Jekyll go unnoticed. It becomes challenging for Dr. Jekyll to try to live up to the two different types of characters as there is always one side that will always try to be better than the other. In this case, the evil side of the character Dr. Jekyll prevails making him commit