From that point, it is when he begins the path of trials in his search for Utnapishtim, which requires passing through the darkness of Mount Mashu guarded by scorpion-men and eventually crossing the waters of death. The scorpion-men said to Gilgamesh: “It is impossible, Gilgamesh, nobody has passed through the mountain’s inaccessible tract.” This, in fact, shows the characteristics of courage, bravery, and superhuman strength that Gilgamesh acquires as a hero. Like Gilgamesh, Bruce also acquires those characteristics through his heroic quest. However, Bruce’s path is more traditional than Gilgamesh’s. At the beginning, Ra’s al Ghul’s training serve as trials that make Bruce stronger and more aware of what he is going to deal with in the outside. Later on, he experiences many adventures fighting crime in the streets of Gotham. Along the way, Bruce encounters a woman named Rachel Dawes, who is the assistant District Attorney and his child love, which he develops a relationship with. Rachel says to Bruce: “It’s not who you are underneath. It’s what you do that defines you.” Although, her intensions are to inspire Bruce to be good, she takes on the role of a temptress because every time Bruce is with her, it makes him want to give up the role of Batman. Thus, once can say that both Bruce and Gilgamesh are brave and strong heroes that are determined to achieve their goals and no obstacles will stop them from continuing their
Many of us have grown up watching cartoons throughout our childhood. Of the many cartoons on television is Batman. This cartoon has been on television for many years. It is a story of a man who is a successful businessman during the day and a mysterious superhero by night. Bruce Wayne is the man who is this mysterious man with the two identities. He is both Bruce Wayne and Batman. Only a selected few know both of his identities. Many of us have grown up thinking that he is a great man and a great superhero. Yet, why is it that we do not question how unusual the whole situation is? If we take a closer look, we can find that he is a disturbed man who may
Bruce Wayne is a very complicated individual due to his hero archetype with wide range persona and visible shadow that presents itself through Batman. The scene that captures overall personality is the scene that shows Alfred and Bruce talking after Rachel Dawes’ death, 1:38:00-1:39:15. The scene opens up with Bruce Wayne sitting in the apartment, in Batman armour, rationalizing the situation and facing the damage that has been caused over his pursuit of the Joker. Bruce Wayne feels as though Gotham city needs a true hero and Batman does not seem to cut it anymore. As he states himself, “Gotham needs its true hero and I let that murdering psychopath blow him half to hell” (Nolan 2008). Bruce sees that he is no longer able to control the situation
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.
Having reached his goals, having saved his people, Batman doesn’t see a need to return to normal life and pain. When "The Dark Knight Rises" story begins, Bruce Wayne is now a deep hiding in his manor.
The deep scar that having his parents murdered right in front of him caused him to pursue a life of justice. At a young age, Bruce swore that he would stop the evil that had killed his parents.Bruce believed that instead of trying to reform people he had to instead remove the dangerous weeds of society before they contaminated everything else so he began to get involved in a number of practices. Wayne learned a many various martial arts and practical skills from various teachers and universities. A turning point in Bruce's life was when he tried to join the FBI but realized that he wouldn't be able to achieve the justice that he desired with the limitations that the legal system had.("Batman.")
At age 42 Bruce had finally gotten married and had kids at age 42 as well. Bruce had a dream to play professional cricket but never did. Instead he coaches a team and plays for fun. Bruce had a lack of love while he was growing up. It was hard for him as his parents were divorced. When Bruce had kids it became hard to fully give them the love they deserved since he did not know how it felt. Bruce had a healthy relationship with his wife Penny. They barely fight and try to look at life in a positive aspect. Having good communication within their family was very important to Bruce and Penny.
A boy’s father is one of the most important figures of his life. A father teaches his son respect and dignity, molding his child into a man. Without a father, Batman had no one to depend upon, no one to tell him who he was or even who he couldn’t be. That is until he met Alfred Pennyworth. After the death of Wayne’s parents, Alfred took Bruce in. He became Batman’s father, mentoring and teaching Bruce everything he knows today. Wayne continuously depends on Alfred time after time when he needs insight or guidance, knowing fully well he can trust Alfred. Ultimately, Alfred is the true reason Batman is the hero of Gotham City.
Bruce using his alter –ego Batman tries to break up a drug deal and in the process gets drugged. Dual help of Alfred and Lucious picking him up off the streets and creating medicine for him saves Bruce. When he wakes up after three days, his view has been changed by his new knowledge of the drugs. He starts to piece together the plan for the destruction of Gotham. The Ultimate Boon comes forth when Ras al Ghul and the League of Shadows shows at his house for his birthday party. It is here where full awareness of the situation comes together and he knows how he can save Gotham from Ras al Ghul and his plan of devastation.
To illustrate, while walking home from a cinema, Bruce Wayne’s mother and father, Martha and Thomas, walked into the infamous “crime alley.” There, an unknown robber shot and killed both of them. Bruce swore to avenge his parent’s death. Soon after, a friend of Martha and Thomas Wayne, Dr. Leslie Thompkins, along with the Wayne family’s butler, Alfred Pennyworth, made out a plan for Bruce where he would not have to be taken by Gotham’s Social Services. Instead, the two helped young Bruce realize his destiny in becoming one of Gotham’s finest heroes.
Bruce Wayne was only but a child when he watched helplessly as his parents were gunned down in front of him during a mugging in Gotham City. This crime would come to define his life. To the public, he would excel and succeed his father and become the heir and millionaire of the Wayne corporation. In secret, he would dedicate himself to becoming one of the world’s greatest weapons against crime—the Batman.
In Christopher Drohan’s Alfred, The Dark Knight of Faith: Batman and Kierkegaard, it is shown that simple people could mold a person in becoming a superhero. As the article says, Alfred is not just a butler in Bruce Wayne’s life, he stand as his confidant and perhaps the closest thing that he has to a father. I realized that even in the simplest person can make a great impact on the famous hero’s life.
Through the beginning of “Batman Begins”, the creators of the movie used flashbacks to detail the journey of Bruce Wayne and how he has changed from the beginning of the movie to the end. By showing the flashback of Bruce Wayne in the car with Rachel, the creator of the movie managed to show the audience where Bruce Wayne stood on a moral level and how he was the complete opposite of what he came to be as the movie progressed. In the car scene, Rachel tells Bruce that his father would be ashamed of him for considering murder as a form of justice and a way to make a change. The use of flashback also played a role in how Bruce overcame his fear of bats and managed to make it into a symbol.
Thomas Wayne, Bruce’s father, also educates him on the value of picking yourself back up when you fall and the entire scene turns into a metaphor for helping the weak. Thomas takes Bruce around the city on the metro station Thomas developed to keep the city connected which is a metaphor for giving Bruce his solution for the crumbling structure. As the director wants to bring in the crime and corruption in Gotham City, Thomas takes the family to the Opera and Thomas and his wife are abruptly shot and killed in the alleyways of Gotham City. After Bruce’s traumatic event he is comforted by Officer Gordon. Officer Gordon is the current answer to crime and corruption but Bruce realized at a young age there is good in everyone and that his parent’s deaths were a result of a struggling and corrupt structure.
In the graphic novel, we do not really see Bruce connect with his children, but we later do with Alison; thus he redefines his character. In pages 220 and 221, we see Bruce and Alison in the car together, and Bruce starts talking about his past as a young adult. He informs to Alison that there was a boy he was interested in, and he went on describing a description of the boy. As the reader is seeing the sort of trust between Bruce, and Alison, we acknowledge the fact that Bruce is letting part of his family into his personal secretive life that kept alone for such a long time. We seeing the frames on page 220, his facial expression, as it goes from looking stern to widen eyes back to stern, and wide eyes with his hands covering his mouth.