The Movie ' The Dark Knight ' Essay

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The movie The Dark Knight (2008) is the genre of superhero films. Superhero films are movies that deal with vigilantes saving the city from criminals. Criminals have become more evil, heroes have become more violent and victims have become more innocent. Movies have become more graphic and the crimes have become more unjustifiable. Crime is a key component of superhero hero films and is often used to show injustice towards the state. To control crime society has to try and deter crime by adding punishment that outweigh the rewards. Some people are biologically more crime oriented than others and it constitutes natural born criminals. The Joker is seen as the main criminal in the movie challenging the notion of justice. Bruce Wayne, also known as Batman, is seen as the vigilante. The Joker becomes personal with Batman forcing him to come face to face with everything he believes and uses technology to try and stop him. Hervey Dent is considered a symbol of hope because he takes the law and uses against criminals. The Criminal Justice System is then corrupted by the Joker, which leads to the corruption of two-face. Harvey Dent is angry about Batman letting his one true love (Racheal Dawes) die and seeks revenge upon him with the help of the Joker’s corruption and becomes two face. This demonstrates that even the most innocent people can be corrupted. The Joker challenges the notion of law and justice by attempting to destroy Gotham City and all the people in it. The law deals
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