His actions can be seen as religious acts according to different sociologists. According to Durkheim, religious serves as a reflection of the society. Batman 's existence reflected upon the fact that Gotham is corrupted and in need of justice. Batman also have the concept of sacred and profane to guild his crime-fighting career. In the movie, Batman values everyone 's ' life and that is the biggest thing.
A valid argument can be made and must be considered that is against the idea that Batman works inside the law. Specifically in the most recent batman films that focus on the idea of “The Dark Knight,” a more active and explosive batman is seen. He causes quite a bit of damage to his surroundings in most of his battles, but what must be considered is that in all of these cases, Batman causes all of this damage unwillingly as it is just a consequence of fighting a reckless villain. Batman also holds a high moral code, which means he commits himself to
While being both ruthless and insane, he also hates his hero, Batman. In the movie, Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker, it is revealed that Joker brainwashed Tim Drake aka Robin by giving him electroshock therapy into becoming Joker when Batman returns. This shows that Joker hates his hero not just by torturing his sidekick, he had to antagonize the Dark Knight beyond the grave also making him better than Poseidon. Poseidon has many good traits that make him a good villain, but Joker has many great traits that make him better villain than Poseidon, including he is ruthless, insane,
Master cat wanted to outwit a king, to get his poor master wealthy, but to do this he used a shady way. After reading “Master Cat” and “Coyote Steals Fire” it’s easy to point out many similarities and differences between the two stories. In “Master Cat” and “Coyote Steals Fire” there are many obvious similarities. The first similarity is that the two stories both use anthropomorphism, which is giving animals human like characteristics such as talking, walking upright, wearing clothes and using logic. Secondly, they both outwit a power figure.
O’Brien repeatedly describes what he thought the man’s life was like, he bases it off himself. He was scared of the war and hoped the similar to the man, but in the end Tim faced his fear and he is ashamed of it. It hit him hard because it was like imagining himself be killed. Killing someone can bring an immense shock, O’Brien wrote, “‘Think it over,’ Kiowa said. Then later he said, ‘Tim, it's a war.
Ideology can be loosely defined as “socially shared set of ideas that shape behavior” (May 2336). The Joker’s has a mission to try and break people’s shared set of ideas and change their behavior to one similar or close to his. A behaviour which allows citizens to be able to go around murdering people without a care for anyone 's life, and “personifies our greatest fears of a world gone horribly wrong” (Porterfield, John). He is also influencing other villains to rise up and do the same as him, which creates more threats for not only Batman, but
Villains play a vital role in the plot of action films and keeps the action exciting for the viewer. Each villain is unique, however many are cut from the same cloth. For example, similarities and differences can be found between two well-known villains in today’s movie lore, The Joker from the Batman™ series and Darth Vader from the Star Wars™ franchise. Specifically the Joker from the movie, The Dark Knight, and Darth Vader from “Star Wars: New Hope”. Both villains have forceful and necessary roles.
This is resonated through many gangster or crime films, often following a “rags to riches” plotline. A prime example would be “The Goodfellas” by Martin Scorsese, where a group of small-time mobsters work to grow their influence and reach the top of their gangster society. Despite the antagonistic nature of the characters, they still go through crisis to reach their objective, thus fitting the definition of “a hero journey.” Of course, we have to explore what is a “hero journey” as there are many myths with varying plot lines. There are three primary hero journey types that Campbell establishes, primarily through the use of distribution. The first involves the protagonist leaving home to pursue adventure, going through unfamiliar territory and encountering an overwhelming obstacle or opponent, and is thus transformed by that encounter (113).
I believe that Billy’s punishment was undeserved. One reason why Billy’s punishment was undeserved is Billy hit Claggart out of self defense and fear. The viewers learn that Billy is an innocent and disabled man throughout the movie. Claggart begins to question Billy about numerous untrue ideas. When Claggart begins to accuse Billy of starting a mutiny, Billy begins to feel afraid.
This quote supports the theme because Okonkwo’s fear of weakness lead to his irrational actions such as killing Ikemefuna, which turned some of the Ibo clan against him, including his own son. His fear of failure is what drove Okonkwo to kill himself when it became clear that he could not achieve his dream, which lead to the further falling apart of his clan by symbolizing the loss of hope. Right after Okonkwo kills Ikemefuna, which Obierika advises him not to do, Okonkwo begins to doubt himself, but immediately pushes the fear away, in denial. In the quote “‘When did you become a shivering young woman’, Okonkwo asked himself, ‘you who are known in all the nine villages for your valor in war?’”(22), Okonkwo is trying to convince himself that he needs to be stronger, in order to continue his success. When Okonkwo kills Ikemefuna in order to try to conquer his fear, he went against Obierika 's advice.
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.
Vigilantes exist to fight for the supressed and weak individuals in society. Many vigilantes’ purpose is sparked by tragic events that leads to the crusade of justice. It is rather the inadequacy law enforcement that leads for vigilantes to exist. Both Watchmen and The Dark Knight Returns, deconstruct the traditional superhero through the theme of vigilantism, Alan Moore’s text offer the realistic interpretation of vigilantes, while Frank Miller emphasizes the dark side of masculine hero through the rebirth of Bruce Wayne as the Dark Knight. In Alan Moore’s work, every vigilante was flawed as humans and represent the possibility of the average-joe becoming a vigilante.