The Long Halloween Analysis

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The Long Halloween takes place during Batman’s early days of detective work and crime fighting. This entire set of comics tells the story of an unidentified killer who goes by the name “Holiday”. “Holiday” preys and murders on people in the two major, rival mobs “The Roman,” and “The Boss”, killing them during holidays. With only being able to trust District Attorney Harvey Dent and Lieutenant James Gordon, Batman races against the calendar as he tries to discover who Holiday is before he claims his next victim each month.
The most repeated theme in the book is the duality of man; the duality of man means that people are split between their good and evil urges. The character that comes to represent the duality of man the best is Harvey dent. The whole duration of the book Harvey Dent battles with himself time and time again on enforcing the law and not breaking it himself. When Harvey Dent attended with Batman on investigating one of the Carmine Falcone’s money warehouse A.K.A “The Roman,” he was very tempted to steal some of the money for himself. Harvey also tells Chief Gordon the two rival gangs of The Roman and Salvatore Maroni are doing law enforcement’s job themselves by engaging in gang warfare. Gordon repeatedly has to remind Harvey that it is not the job of law enforcement to
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Batman, Harvey Dent, and Lieutenant Gordon all are very good examples of fate and free will. It took a year of full commitment, sacrificing time with their families on holidays, working late night’s, risking themselves and their families safety, and their reputation of their job. Lieutenant Gordon struggled the most; he not only was missing his wife, he was missing his son’s first holidays as a newborn. “I don’t want to be here. My wife is home making a turkey and stuffing and that's where decent, honest people should be on this day, but justice doesn't have a calendar
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