Beowulf is a classic Anglo Saxon poem about heroism. In fact one scholar notes, “Legends and superheros present us with something very local in its ethics. It's not messianic. It's far more tangible” (Rhys Ifans). Beowulf is considered a legend in the English Literature world. Batman is considered a superhero in the DC Comic industry. However, even though they’re from different times and put in different situations, they have as much in common as they have different, especially in courage, smartness and the willing to fight evil.
He wants people to believe in Den Harvey, which is the myth of white light, a good guy who was never against the law and does great to protect people instead of letting people know he surrendered into Joker’s theory. Den did not believe in fairness but in arbitrariness, after his lovely lady died. Den took a few people who caught his fiancé and tried to kill his top boss and his family member, because they choose to save him instead to save his fiancé. The batman Bruce believed that the Joker is doing something wrong to destroy the city and he can’t kill him because if he kills the Joker, he will become like the Joker, an evil person. Batman believed that he is the only one that could take the blame, and doesn’t seem like a random victim although he didn’t do anything wrong. He decided to take the blame for Den, became a scapegoat. People expressed their dissatisfaction and madness towards him rather than having people causing self-destruction, hate on the police, hate towards Den Harvey, and chaos. Batman believed that the city needs to be non-violent and white light. Based on these information I believed that the movie demonstrated Girard’s theory of
The Dark Knight is part of the Batman trilogy. In this movie, it focuses more onto Batman and The Joker. The Joker is known to be one of the most fearful criminals in Gotham city because of his attacks that is unpredictable and causes chaos towards the city. At the beginning of the movie, there is a new district attorney, Harvey Dent who is the uncommon courteous in Gotham. He is a law graduate and has successfully won many cases. Harvey Dent was a noble individual who has the goal to help to make Gotham city a better place, which is free from crimes. Rachel Dawes is Bruce’s childhood friend and she is an assistant district attorney in Gotham. In The Dark Knight, Rachel is Harvey Dent’s girlfriend and she died at the end of the movie. Jim Gordan, the commissioner, worked together with Harvey Dent and Batman in controlling the crime cases that happens in the city until The Joker shows up. Alfred is the guardian of Bruce Wayne (Batman) after his parents died. Lucius Fox is one of the employees in Wayne Enterprises who is supporting Batman by providing Batman the equipment.
Harvey Dent, white knight, saviour and “hero” of the infamous Gotham. Batman on the other hand, is the Dark Knight and the troubled hero who chose his identity over the people. Many believe that the movie the Dark Knight, communicates to viewers the superficial perspective of Joseph Campbell’s hero’s journey. However, Batman transcends that perspective of true heroism and what it means to be a hero. The underlying message in which the movie argues is that the whole concept of heroism is simply a myth created in Hollywood.
Books, movies, and TV shows tell the story of heros that have gone through adventure, aid, trials, and defeat; they are the key to writing an epic Epic. But from looking at a glance, how could a Greek poem from thousands of years ago be relevant to a 2005 film about a billionaire's rise to fight crime and justice? Surprisingly, there are many connections between these two works of film and literature.
One does not need to possess supernatural powers to be a superhero. Sometimes all it
According to Gould, the 1960s television show Batman was an unexpected cultural revolution because for children watching television in the 60s, the Batman TV series was a joyfully relaxing exercise for them. Also, this became a comedy classic and it was a cultural phenomenon in the 1960s. The Batman TV series was famous because this series has humor and a colorful cast of villains. As well, Batman have some aspect of popular culture, that he represents the reflection of society making him a superhero. In addition, Batman in the society wants to do justice on a bad attitude committed. He saw justice like fight a war on crime, and the goal was that the city does not belong to do criminal things and corruption. In fact, Batman has the ability
Superheroes expand on the imagination of what humans can be. They have qualities that make the impossible possible. There are two superheros that have qualities that are more realistic. Ironman and Batman have no powers, they are just two men who have the resources to make the world a better place. There are multiple traits to a superhero: the uniform, the secret identity, the hideout, the sidekick, and some other characteristics
Batman is a superhero because he fights crime and makes the world a better place. As a child, he lost his parents and then grew into the superhero he is today. Even though Batman does not
In summary, Gotham city is the perfect place for the Batman to reside in. Batman does not belong in a city filled with flowers and sunlight because; bats don’t belong in the light. He owns Gotham City with his trademark bat symbol laid out through buildings and skyscrapers. To add on, Bruce Wayne true identity is being the Batman and it’s an obsession that he cannot run away from. The ever movement of batman does enable him to adapt to any situation no matter the barrier set upon
Batman is the clear hero in his story because he is the one called upon to save Gotham City and shows many times that he would be willing to give his life for others. Like Beowulf, Batman fights enemies that have been terrorizing the city but the regular citizen can not do anything about it. This is where Batman comes into play, he is called upon by his city to save the people and beat the bad guy. Batman also has no god like powers like Beowulf, Batman fights his enemies with hand to hand combat exactly how Beowulf defeats Grendel. Even though Batman is called on by his city, he has an internal drive like Beowulf. Bruce Wayne, Batman’s civilian name, comes from a well known family and is respected like Beowulf because of his father. In Beowulf, Grendel is the outcast, the person or figure who everybody fears and lives by him/herself. The Dark Knight also has an outcast but in their story the outcast is a human(the Joker) who is willing to kill as many people as it takes to find out Batman’s true identity. Whenever Batman defeats the Joker, he returns back to where he came from and accepts no reward, like how Beowulf defeats Grendel and the Dragon and returns back to his kingdom with his men and keeps no
Even when comparing him with another run-of-the-mill hero like Batman, his shortcomings are still fairly obvious. Beowulf and Batman are both archetypal characters that embody the quintessential aspects of the epic hero. They both execute a great deal of strength. Beowulf swims for seven days and nights while simultaneously fighting sea monsters. He also displays robustness fighting Grendel when he rips off Grendel’s arm barehanded. Batman, also regularly and single-handedly, fights gangs of criminals, showing not only strength but endurance. They also have a similar codes of ethics. Batman’s moral code forbids murder unless absolutely necessary. In the comic Hush, he says “They say that when you kill a man you not only take away what he was,
The poem “Fade” bring to the light the pain of Jackson after Stuart’s death. Unconsciously Jackson can’t let go his friend. He stared to have dreams about Stuart. He really miss Stuart. As Jackson describe Stuart in his dreams, he says, “Wanted to say good-bye” (11s. 75-76). Implying that Stuart wants to say good bye to him but, what he really is saying is that he would like to have a chance to say farewell to his friend. He never had a change to do it. Trust and love define friendship. The book of poems ‘Missing you, Metropolis’ by Gary Jackson expose truths about life with poems in a united way. Whereas he used superheroes from comic books to get his point across. Showing the reader uncomfortable realities
“As a man, I 'm flesh and blood, I can be ignored, I can be destroyed; but as a symbol ... as a symbol I can be incorruptible, I can be everlasting” (Batman Begins). Batman is one of the most popular superheroes of all time. Although he has no superpowers, his willpower and intelligence combined with his physical prowess, and ingenuity make him an incredibly dangerous opponent. In his secret identity he puts on the mask of Bruce Wayne, billionaire, playboy. In Christopher Nolan’s trilogy, Batman combats crime and faces several villains and their plots to wreak havoc and cause chaos. The villains that he faces, eventually come back again trying to cause a great deal of turmoil for Gotham city. Batman’s moral code on not killing is pointless,
Bob Kane’s fictional vigilante, Batman, is Gotham City’s greatest hero, capable of overcoming difficult challenges and defeating intimidating opponents. However, does the resilient hero have what it takes to face the struggle of love? In “Batman and Psychology: A Dark and Stormy Night”, Travis Langley, the author, delves into the mind of Batman to offer readers his professional opinion regarding Batman’s mental health after experiencing the most unfortunate event of his life, the death of his parents. Dr. Langley carefully analyzed every appearance Batman has made, whether it be comic or film, and studied Batman’s behavior to decode his hidden mental processes. He covers a wide range of mental illnesses such as posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), phobias, obsession, etc. However, the most intriguing topic concerning Batman’s mental stability was the evaluation of Batman’s love life. Batman has fallen in love but he lives a life of mystery and interacts with a false identity. To keep Gotham citizens unaware that Batman is Bruce Wayne, Bruce wears a bat-suit which is a dark outfit that includes a night bat-like mask while fighting crime. To further conceal his identity from the world, Bruce gave his real name an alter-ego that has the personality of a wealthy playboy while he acts out his true identity as Batman. Thus, Batman is unable to maintain a romantic relationship with anyone due to intimacy and his alter-ego, regardless if Batman wants a love life or not.