The Dark Knight is one of the most realistic superhero movie ever made. The main theme of the movie is good versus evil. This theme is highlighted through the acts of Batman and the Joker. With the help of the district attorney and Jim Gordon, Batman aims to put an end to the remaining criminal organizations that plague the city of Gotham. Definition of superhero. Gotham is relatively peaceful until a criminal known as the Joker puts Gotham in a state of a reign of terror in the city. He is willing to kill people forward his agenda, but Batman fights crime without taking lives. The movie makes the point that vigilante justice is justifiable in certain circumstances and to some extent glorifies it. Batman is a more powerful character because he fights against injustice and corruption in Gotham city. Batman`s parents were murdered before his eyes as a child. Batman has a great deal of wealth. The events and circumstances in Batman`s life lead him to be a leader of vigilante justice in Gotham.
Sitting by his parent’s dead bodies, Bruce Wayne vowed to take vengeance upon the criminals of Gotham City.
Batman is one of the many fictional superheroes which appears in the “American comic books” that is published by the DC comics. The character is a secret identity for Bruce Wayne, the only heir to Wayne Enterprises. Bruce Wayne swore an oath of vengeance when he witnessed the death of his parents;Thomas Wayne and Martha Wayne (Diamond, 2015). Bat man combats criminals in Gotham: a fictional city, with assistance from various characters, for example, his butler Alfred and Gordon; Gotham city police commissioner. Unlike many of the superheroes characters, Batman possesses no powers .Bruce Wayne trained himself intellectually and physically .it is from dedication to training he possessed the useful traits of physical prowess, martial arts skills, detective skills and indomitable will to fight for justice. Though his motive is to combat crime and protect people of Gotham city from criminals, the justice system in most of the times views Batman as a villain and vigilante. He can inflict fear to Gotham city criminals thereby bringing calmness to the city. I identify myself with the Batman character through his selfless will for justice, his strong determination to do good
Heroic heroes, Batman and Gilgamesh, perform numerous brave deeds. Before Bruce becomes Batman, he receives expert training from the League of Shadows high in the mountains where he learns how to disappear, face his fears, and become more than a man. In the Iliad, Achilles has the same concept of a special weapon, his armor. In both of Batman and Gilgamesh’s’ lives, they experience a tremendously traumatic event that changes their outlook on the world and life. Batman, Bruce Wayne, watches his parents be murdered in front of his own eyes as a young child and then blames himself for their death for his entire life, until he is taught to forget the past and make the future. Gilgamesh also had someone close to him die, his best friend.
Batman was created by artist Kane and writer Bill Finger, and first appeared in Detective Comics number 27 in May, of 1939. Batman also known as Bruce Wayne, the Caped Crusader, the Dark Knight, or the World 's Greatest Detective. Has also had many of shows and movies that have depicted him in many different ways, such as a kind crime fighter in Adam West’s
Batman is an anti representative character with some good and bad traits, I will be discussing these points and specifically Batman’s eagerness to “fight crime” no matter what gets in the way, Batman and Bruce Wayne’s impulsive ways, Bruce Wayne and his money, the history of the Batman comic strip and then lastly Batman’s good side. Along with these points I will be explaining how Bruce became Batman.
While Batman was still Bruce Wayne, his parents were killed by a soon to be supervillain, this caused him to have an alternative motive to become a “hero.” For example Captain America fight crime and serves the city for the people not for his own benefit. Batman might seem like he is doing what hero is supposed to do, but he is merely trying to avenge his parents death. “ Police are perplexed, worried the group will turn into vigilantes and doubt that the superhero policy is ever stopped any crime,” (source A). This is the same with Batman; the police do not know what to make of him but are worried that he will get himself in trouble. Batman might seem like he is doing things for others, yet he does them for himself.
Is Batman a hero? Batman is a hero because he follows the hero cycle. The hero cycle that batman follows is easily split into 3 sections, departure, initiation, and return.
This may be due to the fact that he is trying to avenge his parents' death. During one of the episodes, there was a device that could show the deepest secret of a person and Bruce Wayne used this device. From this it was revealed that a major reason for him becoming Batman was because of the incident. Throughout many of the episodes, this theme appears many times.
Batman is introduced as the child, Bruce Wayne, son to Thomas and Martha Wayne. While returning home from a theater performance the Wayne family is approached at gunpoint. Bruce is forced to helplessly watch as his father is shot through the chest attempting to intervene, followed by his mother in the criminal’s attempt to silence her screams. This tragedy would see to Bruce swearing vengeance on any and all criminals, ultimately culminating in the birth of the vigilante, the Batman.
Super heroes, are also faced with problems. They want to get rid of “bad” in the world, without making themselves use “bad” to do this. In the movie The Dark Knight, Batman faces his most notorious enemy, the Joker. In this movie, Joker wants Batman to break his “own rule” which is to not hurt people. If the Joker is able to do this, then people will look at Batman as a villain, and no longer a superhero. Before the Joker was able to carry out his plan, Batman found out his plan, and was then faced with the hardship of how could he defeat the Joker and his plan? Finally, he did something that he didn’t think as possible, he was able to hurt the Joker, but not physically. Instead, Batman chose to hurt the Joker in a way the Joker would never think of. Batman was able to the Joker’s plans instead. Batman realised that you do not need to physically hurt someone, in order to win a
He is still recovering from the loss of the so called “love of his life” Rachel Dawes, who died during the events of the “The Dark Knight.” His only company is his loyal butler Alfred, who still looks after Bruce & manages Wayne Manor. Bruce is waiting at this point, waiting for something to do, waiting for something bad to happen so that he can don the mask and cape again as Batman. As Alfred quotes during the film “You’re not living – you’re waiting. Hoping for things to go bad again.” But when a new threat to Gotham emerges out of the darkness of the sewers underneath Gotham, one which the Harvey Dent Act can’t protect Gotham against, Bruce Wayne comes out of hiding as Batman to fight Bane & his army. What he has been waiting for, waiting for over 8 years for has finally come. “If this man is
Though Batman tries to be portrayed as a hero, he is only a vigilante since he helps the law, but is not a part of it. This means that he fights crime, but is not a member of the police force or other civil duties that
Throughout the movie, Bruce Wayne continues to distance himself from society as Batman. While attending the hotel party Rachel confronts Bruce about doing more for the city. He tells her he is now a better person but doesn’t allow her to know he is Batman. Even the closest to him he chooses not to let know what he is doing for the city. Next when in the warehouse with Jim Gordon they team up together to stop Gotham from being cut off completely.
Batman’s violent actions in Frank’s Miller comic book demonstrated the darkness of his heroic personality. After ten year retirement, Batman became more troubled to Gotham City turning to a crime-ridden and a fugitive. According to Joseph Campbell words “everything begins with a story”. The beginning of Batman’s story started after the death of his parents. They were shot by some criminals because they were going to steal and hurt them. Having to experienced this horrible scene on his childhood, traumatized Batman