Comparison Of London Vs. Johnson's 'London'

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Compare and contrast Christopher Nolan's portrayal of Gotham city in the Batman trilogy with Johnson's portrayal of the city of London. Samuel Johnson's poem, 'London' is an imitation of Juvenal’s ‘Third Satire’ which was written in 1738. The poem talks about the problems in the city of London at the time under the governance of Robert Walpole. It is a political satire where the main character, Thales is about to leave London as the city is brimming with corruption and crime and he cannot endure it anymore. 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).…show more content…
Nature created man, man created wealth which has in turn led to corruption and further into perversion, also known as desire. In the first installment of the Batman series, 'Batman Begins' (2005), the thief kills Bruce Wayne's parents while stealing his mother's necklace. This shows how human desires take over their mind and forces them to commit crimes. The city was filled with crimes and other illegal activities under the leadership of Carmine Falcone which only benefits the upper class and the
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