Batman Essay

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Batman Essay

Everyone enjoys the story of the super hero vigilante Batman, and Christopher Nolan did a great job at creating a more modern and realistic series of films (Batman Begins, The Dark Night, and The Dark Night Rises). With them being more modern its makes things easier for us to relate too. I also believe Nolan did this to try and give the audience a a more relatable perspective to our own world and reality. This type of comparison can really begin to expose the subliminal messages of what the director is trying to say as well as portray. The trilogy isn’t just about three stories being turned into films, these stories both have meaning and purpose.
What caught my eye the most was a scene in Batman Begins where Bruce and
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But if you make yourself more than just a man, if you devote yourself to an ideal and they cant stop you, then you become something else”. When Bruce Wayne was stuck in jail, being held back from helping the people this is when it shines through the most. He is more than just a man, he has the capability as well as strength to help the people with or without the mask on, it only influences he actions to become stinger. When Christopher himself says “batman is a marvelously complex character, somebody who has absolute charm and then, just like that can turn into ice-cold ruthlessness. There are few actors that can do that, and christian is one of them” by creating Batman’s symbolic identity, all of this was possible. Bruce having the ability to become the vigilante devoted to an idea, he becomes the “something else” that Ra's Al Ghul speaks of. In Batman's perspective, being a symbol is not about who you are but about the actions you make. Its about what you have done and where you will ultimately stand in the end of the day. Bruce never reveals his identity as the Batman to the general public for a very clear reason, as he makes known to Gordon in the the Dark Night rises. Batman says, “its not who I am underneath, but what I do that defines me.” his identity is never relieved because that would lead to corrupting the whole idea of Batman himself. Nolan keeps it this way to insure that Batman remains that symbol that everyone looks up too and he can
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