Batman And Mr Hyde Character Analysis

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While Jason has forsaken his old life and turned to a life of crime, he does not fit the definition of insanity. Insanity is a mental illness where “a person cannot distinguish fantasy from reality, cannot conduct her/his affairs due to psychosis, or is subject to uncontrollable impulsive behavior. Insanity is distinguished from low intelligence or mental deficiency due to age or injury” (Legal Dictionary). Jason is capable of distinguishing fantasy from reality, while remaining highly intelligent and calculating in his fights against Batman and opposing crime-lord, Black Mask. While he may exhibit some symptoms of insanity, he is far from incapable While Jason is originally portrayed as being a merciless crime-lord, he does still have moral values. Even though he exhibited decapitated the drug people’s lieutenants, he made them promise as part of their new deal to not sell to kids or try to entice them to do drugs. Another example of Jason reverting to his good behavior is when he dove in front of Batman and took a laser to the chest for him when the Fearsome Hand of Four attacked. He electrocuted one of…show more content…
The tragedy of Jason’s story echoes in the Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Although Mr. Utterson, like Batman, tries to help his friend, it is too little too late; Jekyll kills himself to be rid of Hyde, and Utterson is left in shock. At the end of the film, Batman is left sifting and searching through the debris of an explosion yet again, except this time, he won’t find Jason Todd’s body, he will find the Red Hood’s, if he finds any body at all. Jason and Jekyll struggle throughout their stories with the idea of identity—with the audience questioning if Jason really transformed into Red Hood, and became completely evil, or if a part of his old Robin personality still existed. Like Jekyll, Jason was neither completely good or completely bad; his conflicting personalities led to his demise, as they were simply too strong individually to exist
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