Anna M Rodriguez
November 28, 2014
What is Right or Wrong?
In the essay “Should Batman Kill the Joker”? Written by Mark D. White, people have different ideas of what Batman thinks is the difference between right and wrong. Most people have wondered why Batman had never killed the Joker; even the Joker himself has wondered that at times.
Batman did not kill the Joker because of Batman’s morals and standards. Even though the Joker was the villain, Batman did not believe that killing him could be justified.
In this world, many people are faced with challenges like racism, terrorism, robbers and murderers, so is it right that anyone could take actions in their own hands? No one should have to take action into their own hands and in reality, it is illegal to kill anyone. However, whether it be at war, by law enforcement or by the hands of a killer, the sad thing is that people are killed every day and lives are taken needlessly.
In the essay "Should Batman kill the Joker ?”, Batman did not want to kill the Joker because he does not want to become a killer like the person which he despises the most(547). Batman is a good example of how people in the real world should be treating their fellow people.
If killing a human being is illegal, why is the legal system allowed to decide who gets the Death penalty? Does that make the legal system full of killers also? What makes it moral for the legal system to decide the lives of people and the future of the children. Taking a person's life should never be a decision any person should have to make, but then again, why should taxpayers have to pay to support our criminals in jail? The decision of executing a person may be an easy decision to do for some, but for others, it could be a very difficult decision to have bestowed upon them.
What Mark D. White argues in his essay is that “while there are good reasons to kill the Joker, in...
Cited: Cooley, Thomas. "Should Batman Kill The Joker." The Norton Sampler: Short Essays for Composition. 8th ed. New York: Norton, 1979. 545-547. Print.
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