One of the perfect examples that shows the violence in the “Legends of the Dark Knight” is when Batman brutally kills the beast by cutting his extremities off. The author states “Batman kills the dreadful beast and hears a loud beast’s scream about his spare. However, it is too late; Batman cuts his head and arms with a light ray and only beast’s blood left on the Batman’s light ray gun.” (Dixon 17). This description of the brutal killing scene gives a child a very bad example of how the people can treat each other which is absolutely unacceptable in our society. The fact that one person can easily kill another is inappropriate and prohibited by every law.
One of the main issues in this movie is an ethical issue of itself. Do you kill a man because his power is so great he could possibly destroy the world? Or is that unethical. Then there is the battle of Superman and Batman. Their battle wasn’t all that destructive but it was dangerous.
Bruce Wayne swore vengeance on all criminals. He created this bat persona to hunt down all of Gotham’s cruelest criminals. Odysseus isn’t the real hero. Even though everyone believes Odysseus is the ideal hero, but the real optimal hero is Batman. Many people are misguided with the perception that Odysseus is a model hero.
“You may render me [Victor] the most miserable of men, but you shall never make me base in my own eyes,” Victor says to the monster, meaning that the monster can do whatever he wants, but he will not allow him to make Victor lower himself more than he already has, but this is exactly what the monster does when he convinces Victor to make him a female companion. This is a prime example of a minor character foil contrasting a main character; the monster takes complete control over Victor and dominates his character, ultimately turning himself into a more prominent aspect of the storyline. The author most likely does this in order to employ a drastic shift in the meaning of her novel. As the novel started, it was portrayed that Victor would be a rising character and achieve great things, but with the creation of the monster, his character ultimately became his own
Introductory Paragraph: In the movie “Suicide Squad”, produced by Charles Roven Richard Suckle, Deadshot (a.k.a Floyd Lawton) is a moody person and he is also known as a criminal and a dangerous, bad person, yet he still needs to fight crimes with his bad allies to save the world. He has superhuman accuracy with any weapon he touches and he is like a real life person. In the movie, he says “I don’t save people!” This refers to him being a bad person due to the fact he doesn’t use his special abilities to save people. Also, in the movie, he is having a peaceful conversation and someone interrupts him by saying “coward”, and he threatens that he will hit her by saying “I will knock you out, I don't care if you're a girl. This is an example of him being a moody guy.
Burton’s films also focus around the corruption of high authoritative people, including Max Shreck, the president of Gotham city in Batman and also the corruption of the Judge in Sweeney Todd. Furthermore, the high authoritative people who have already attained success and acceptance from society, tend to be the corrupt and evil characters, the real monsters, whereas the physical monsters and anti-heroes that are neglected from society, are the ones who deserve recognition from the public, these misunderstood characters include Penguin from Batman Returns who fights to gain acceptance and love from society, something Max has already gained. This could also be interpreted in Edward Scissorhands whereas the misunderstood monster, Edward, is kind and wants acceptance and love from society, however the public pose as the real monsters, who stereotype him and are quick to point the finger, leading to the public actually posing as a threat and becoming the true villains, where at the end, they hunt down Edward and lead to the kidnap, attack and death of civilians.
Monty Python and the Holy Grail’s creators emphasized carelessness and cowardice. The knights ran away in fear, killed innocent civilians, and argued over nonsense. Every component of this Arthurian Legend was twisted around in order to satirize the story. For example, Arthur’s battle with the Black Knight was an important component of the legend conveyed in a completely different light. The fight was hilarious rather than glorious.
“The villain is the person who knows the most but cares the least,” This quote comes from Chuck Klosterman. A villain means that you don’t care about other people and they are just selfish and mean. Alexander the Great is a villain because he killed a lot of people and destroyed many towns and cities. Alexander the Great is a villain because killed a lot of people. People who kill other people for really no reason are villains.
In the 2008 film The Dark Knight directed by Christopher Nolan, it can be argued that the main character Batman is considered morally ambiguous, because even though he is a vigilante the way in which he does things does not always correspond with the law. Batman’s alter-ego Bruce Wayne is a billionaire who dedicates himself to protecting Gotham City from its criminal underworld and from his archenemy, The Joker. One of the reasons Batman can be considered ambiguous is because he does immoral things such as hacking peoples cellphones and using the signals as a map of the city, even though he commits this unethical act, it is all done to protect the city from The Joker. The vigilante Batman is always dressed in black and only comes out at night, hence The Dark Knight, this is ironic because Batman is actually a hero, but he is dressed like a villain. Camera angles and music help the audience understand the Batman is actually the good guy, for example Batman is always shown from a low angle which makes the audience look up to him, making him superior.
The narrator in “The Tell Tale Heart” quickly reveals his insanity towards “vulture eye,” as he raves, “... for it was not the old man that vexed me, but his evil eye…”(523.) In this story, the eye represents judgment, therefore the killer is not paranoid about the eye specifically, but rather the opinion it gives the old man. This fear of judgment grows into an obsession and overwhelms the narrator, consuming any sanity he possessed, and leaving him guilty and illing to confess his crime. This same paranoia and fixation is demonstrated by Prince Prospero in “The Masque of Red Death.” The Prince however is paranoid by the inescapable Red Death, so much so, that he isolates himself: “A strong and lofty wall girdled it[the castle] in. The wall had gates of iron.