The Dark Knight Character Analysis

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According to a Russian proverb, God makes the priests. Jesters come from the devil. You won't have any trouble believing that aphorism when you see Heath Ledger's mesmerizing performance as the Joker in "The Dark Knight," Christopher Nolan's masterpiece and one of the highest grossing films of all time. Batman is no longer just a comic book, but a story that become engrossing and unfolds into a haunting tragedy. With great performances by the entire major and supporting cast the movie creates characters that we care and give audiences of all stripes something to satisfy them. In the Dark Knight Batman is not just “a good guy is a good guy because he does good things” story but in fact a story where you can hesitate to call a good guy at all. The people of Gotham are in turmoil and are calling Batman a vigilante and are blaming him for the deaths of cops and other important figures in the city. The Joker (Heath Ledger) is not just a mustache twirling villain. He’s a Trickster whose deeds are nefariously designed to pose moral dilemmas for his enemies. Gotham is under the process of recovering from the events of Batman Begins (the first film in the franchises). The crime of the city is at its lowest point in several decades and there is finally a sign that Gotham is working towards peace, a peace that has been a long time coming. This low crime rate is thanks to the team work between the three heavy hitters of law enforcement in Gotham the Batman
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