The Hero's Journey In The Dark Knight

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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. In a world of approximately 7 billion people, there are range of different perceptions when it comes to what a hero truly is. Some may argue that a hero is someone who stands up against the status quo and injustices of society.

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