Batman is meant to be an unknown protector of Gotham, this is what makes him so fearful. Criminals are meant to fear even the sight of the Bat symbol. The Joker threatens this very idea, as if Batman takes off his mask is becomes human. Not only that, but this would end his reign as a vigilante, he would be arrested. Nolan uses this theme to show the audience the ultimate answer to vigilante justice.
The protagonist of Dashiell Hammett’s The Maltese Falcon, Samuel “Sam” Spade, is a very mysterious man; one who trusts only himself. He solves the problems he encounters alone, and without the help of authority. To him, both the law and ideas of morality impede his work as a detective. This disregard for both written and tacit law leads to assumptions that, as a person, he is wholly amoral, to the extent that he is considered a devil. There are comparisons between him and the devil throughout the novel - The author goes out of his way to refer to Spade as a “blonde Satan”(3).
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.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde two completely different personalities but are the same character. The way they look Dr. Jekyll is described as an older man in his fifties tall and “smoothed faced” and Mr. Hyde is described as a gnarly looking man with a small stature, Hyde is a repulsive thing to look at. Dr. Jekyll lived a very private life but was publicly viewed as a good man but Mr. Hyde was a total opposite, he was a destructive man who just didn’t care he was viewed as a monster. Even though Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde are two completely different personas they are the same person. This reasons state that that even though Mr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde are the same person they are two completely different personalities.
Beowulf gives a formal boast about how he will take down the demon to achieve justice. Whenever the Devil sends a demon to make mischief in the world, the Lord sends a great warrior to help protect the innocent people. “Like a man outlawed for wickedness, he must await the mighty judgement of God in majesty” (Beowulf 65). God’s warriors are so incredible that sometimes they do not need any weapons but just oneself and their good will. Grendel does not have any chance against the mighty Beowulf because of his strength, his good fate, and God’s favour.
For example, Satan prey on the weak every day. Especially, in the book of 1 Peter 5:8--“Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:” (Kingjamesbibleonline.org, 2015) Laws are to ensure society safety but the savagery proceeds. The establishment of laws are to change the conduct of an individual character. Besides, we was taught that laws are insufficient to shield individuals from hostility. Therefore, we permit guns/weapons to responsible citizen for the sake of self-protection.
This lets them demonstrate how the government has control to destroy society by killing innocent citizens. From the above, we can see how the government can control a population by stoning people to death, putting restraints on citizens, and even using bombs just out of cruelty. It is essential to recognize that dystopias are important to understanding for our society and government because it goes to show that if we don’t take action or speak out to our government, the government can take us over. On a final note, we can relate these stories to real life because some of these situations, like the nuclear bombing, have actually occurred in our
All of these heroes have flaws which they struggle with, as all of us do. Iron Man is described in the article as being “pompous, womanizing, hard-drinking genius”, Batman is the alter-ego of the “rich playboy Bruce Wayne” and Indiana Jones is characterized as someone who makes a lot of mistakes and has the same line of thinking as all of us. What separates those men from all other and makes them worthy of being called heroes is the fact that they are not brought down by those flaws and they fight for what they believe is right despite them. That one minute more is the moment when we can see who are the ones strong enough to not give in to their shortcomings and thrive regardless of their own inner demons.
For example, Darth Vader is in a way the leader of a group; he is never alone. His dictator like behaviour is feared by others especially when he says, “I find your lack of faith disturbing” (Star Wars, 1977), after which he strangles a fellow ally, thus proving his ability and power to hurt others. However, Darth Vader is also intelligent, skillful, and strategic because he does create a plan to destroy an entire planet. In addition, Darth Vader kidnaps Princess Leia, an act that requires courage, skill, strategy, and determination; these qualities can also be possessed by heroes. On the other hand, Adrian Veidt is known to be the “world’s smartest man” (Watchmen p.19).
I agree with your statement. I believe that people become monsters when they experience terrible things. For example in Grendel, he gets attacked by King Hrothgar and his men, this turning point of events is what makes Grendel a revenge seeking, blood lusting monster. People and not even monsters are born with the intention of becoming one. People that tend to let anger, sadness, etc.