In conclusion we can clearly see that Batman, although flawed in many different aspects of life, is a hero. A hero who fights and kills and gives us the chills, but never the less saves the day in amazing fashion and we leave the theatre with a good feeling deep in our cores because we feel that Batman saved the
Batman as Cultural Artifact The artistic representation of the Batman myth is an important cultural artifact of our time because it represents modern society's thirst for heroic ideals in popular entertainment. Since his creation, readers and viewers have admired Batman's unique ability to battle villainy, transcend the law and administer justice. As cultivators of the noir genre in film as well as in literature, Americans have always identified with this enigmatic hero, who exists on the margins of society and yet represents one of the largest corporations in the world. The evolution of Batman in particular and the superhero genre in general (from comic book to television to film and back again) has seen in the latest adaptation from Christopher Nolan's Batman revamp a veritable tilting point for the character once known as the World's Greatest Detective. This paper will analyze why Batman is an important cultural artifact of our day, how he came into being, what he means for society, and how he will be treated in the future.
An epic is a long narrative poem that tells the exploits of an epic hero. Epics are comprised of an epic hero and an epic battle between good and evil. The earliest known epic today is The Epic of Gilgamesh. This tale is about Gilgamesh’s search for eternal life. Although epics have been around for thousands of years, the epic tradition still has an enormous impact on modern writing and film. In fact, Batman, a story about Bruce Wayne trying to conquer all criminals in Gotham, can be seen as modern epic.
Batman and the Joker: vigilante justice 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.
Many people believe that the act of courage lies within each individual, and these acts of courage can be brought out by three possible cause. First, provocation. Often times this is seen in movies where the villain kidnaps and threatens to kill the hero’s family. More often than not, the hero finds it within himself to put aside his fears and overcome near impossible odds to save the day. In Batman begins, Batman found the courage to fight criminals after his parents were killed. The second cause is a purpose. In 2001, the Twin Towers fell to terrorist attacks. Military enlistments reached all-time highs as many men and women joined the armed forces. For many of these people, the prospect of serving their country, and gaining revenge for their
In a very highly tense and stressful situation, people tend to go as far as they can to avoid the situation at all costs. There are only a handful of people who run towards the problem to solve it in hopes to save someone’s life. These people are risking their own lives to save someone in need of aid, all without any money, fame, or endorsements in the future. In today’s society the concept of heroism can make a huge impact on a person’s or society’s view. Heroes help teach us what is right from wrong and constantly role-modeling the concept of persistency such as the very popular superhero Batman. He is persistently fighting crime in Gotham City, and will not stop until the criminals are put to justice. Even though his actions are more violent
Writing essays have never been easy for me. Describing my thoughts and feelings just don't seem to turn into the right words I want to say. Coming up with a theme and an argument is hard to convey, making the reader see what I'm truly trying to say. The
Kasie Olds Analysis Paper #1 January 25, 2013 Introduction to Research Writing Batman: Year One is about Bruce Wayne’s beginning as becoming Batman. In the beginning of the comic book, Bruce has always known violence all of his life since he was a child. In the very beginning of the comic book, he witnessed a brutal cold violent act, his parents’ death that happened in front of his very eyes (21). That is one of the biggest contributing factors of who he is today as Bruce Wayne/Batman. As stated on pages 18 and 19, we see the first myth of “Crime Does Not Pay” (Carlson, Myths of Violence Discussion). The actions that are played into these pages are part of an injustice that is played upon Gotham City by the
Someone, Who gives hope in the Darkness of a City.Today I will be Talking about a Superhero, Whom is called Batman. 3 Main Points that tells who Batman is and His History.
Bone Shattering Fear The fear was so intense I got nauseous! It's was last year in band when after all the bands hard work payed off we got to go to six flags and when the day came I had a group of friends called the Batman Squad. And we have been together since day one ,and we loved batman, we had batman everything from socks to capes to pjs and now we were going to the one place with the one ride named after a man who we love and it was a superior ride named The Batman!
Is Batman a Vigilante or a Hero? In the world of superheroes, there are many that believe they are heroes, while in actuality, they are merely vigilantes. This is most prominently seen in Batman. Batman presents himself as a hero, while he is only an over imaginative vigilante. He is more a vigilante than a hero because he has the ability to stop crime but doesn’t, he only does things for his own benefit, and he helps the law but isn’t part of it. These are only a few ways Batman is a vigilante, instead of a hero. These are mainly based upon the idea of him trying to hard to right his own past.
On March 2nd 2017, I watched the videos Batman Pt. 1 and Batman Pt. 2 hosted by Alix Spiegel and Lulu Miller which was posted January 22nd 2015 on NPR. These videos are about rats and how people think being smart plays a huge role on rats personalities. The question asked throughout the video is “Do you think the thoughts in your head could influence how that rat moves through space?” Another topic mentioned in the video is people who can see are not sure of how we convey our expectations. Could our expectations help a blind person see? Most believe no way but in these videos it persuades and explains how blind people use the signal detection theory to prove people wrong. Overall, throughout the video it persuades me that blind people can really see if those around them have high expectations for them also. I highly agree that blind people can see if others have high expectations for the blind along with
Institution Affiliation: Student Name: Date of Submission 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
How has the Dc Comics superhero Batman changed over the past 70 years? How has design influenced the development of the various costumes for the character and how are Batman films reflecting darker forces within US Society? From Comic book Hero to national icon.
Batman v Superman was a very interesting movie to watch in my opinion not the best movie I’ve ever seen. The movie does teach a lesson that you can’t please everyone in the world. In the movie Superman tries so hard to live up to the “god’s son” idea but gets to wrapped up in it. The movie also teaches you that people are too quick to point fingers at the wrong people. Although the movie is very fictional and not one scene in it can actually happen in real life the movie does teach many