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Two Face

How does Stevenson convey a sense of the disturbance in Utterson’s mind during chapter two of the novel? Stevenson begins by saying that Utterson’s ‘bachelor house in somber sprits… sat down to dinner without relish’. It clearly states that he was down, upset and disturbed about something. In addition he didn’t follow his normal Sunday routine and ‘went in to his business room’ instead. This obviously tells that something was wrong because he didn’t do what he would usually do on a Sunday. Therefore...

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Batman: The Dark Knight Returns; Themes and Analysis

yet he continually works above the law. For instance, he kills a seventeen-year-old mutant grunt and continually works with Bruce/Batman (Miller, 59, 46). Gordon again goes above the law by allowing the mutant leader to escape prison for Batman to face him (Miller, 98). Gordon does this because he agrees with the notion that men need to die for a war to be won. He also states that Batman is too big to be judged, implying that Batman is a force beyond good and evil (. By continually condoning Batman’s...

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Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde and Gothic Fiction

In some, the battle rages far deeper than others. The works: The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson, Double Vision by Pat Barker, an article "The Duality in Gothic Fiction" by Murel Bailey, the Wikipedia entry of “Two-Face”, the 1963 film, The Nutty Professor, and the 2003 film, The Hulk all demonstrate this struggle in a most extreme way.  The novel The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, by Robert Louis Stevenson proves that the battle between good and evil...

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The Dark Knight Film Study

scene the Joker had two encounters: one with the elderly man and one with Rachel Dawes. This is important, because Joker tells two stories about his family history and reveals how he got his scars on his cheek. He mentions how he hated his father, because his father was alcoholic and abused his mother. (This is revealed in earlier scenes) When he confronted Rachel Dawes, he tells her another story of how his wife has a gambling problem and assumed debt. The loan sharks carved her face and she becomes...

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Criminology, A Sociological Understanding

revenge on any criminals, including The Joker. Another character, Harvey Dent also aims to protect Gotham City and is whom which Bruce Wayne wants to take over being Batman for him in the future. A twist of turns happens and Harvey Dent becomes Two-Face by the end of the movie due to tragic events. Hirschi’s Social Control Theory helps the examination of this criminal behavior throughout the movie more understandable. Hirschi’s Social Control Theory states that we are all capable of committing...

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Physical Cognitive Dissonance

Physical Cognitive Dissonance The story begins with two respectable men taking a stroll. One of them, a man named Enfield, relates to his relative, a prosecutor named Utterson, an encounter he had had some months ago with an evil looking man named Hyde. The man had trampled a little girl he ran into on the street. Enfield, along with several people on the street, took an immediate and overpowering dislike of Hyde’s sinister appearance. After the incident, Hyde enters a building and subsequently...

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The Dark Knight of a Postmodern World

viewer with not only an action film, but also a thought-provoking masterpiece. The film focuses on the thin line between sanity (Batman) and madness (Joker) and how anyone can easily turn from good to evil, the example being Harvey Dent becoming Two-Face in such a short time. The film deconstructs previous ideas of the “hero” by portraying Batman not as a hero, but as an “anti-hero”. He appears to be the hero, but possesses no superpowers and also causes mayhem in his city, much like a villain would...

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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

contempt of danger, a solution of the bonds of obligation." Mr. Hyde is pure evil. He loves to do evil deeds, no matter the consequences. Mr. Hyde is described by Mr. Jekyll as “holding images of terror, a soul boiling with cause less hatreds." These two characters start to collided more often than Dr. Jekyll likes. He begins to not like the terrible things Mr. Hyde has done and the person he is becoming. "A change had come over me. It was no longer the fear of the gallows; it was the horror of being...

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Power and Influence in Batman

planned. He was nobody among criminal world until he kills one of the mob leaders. Since then, the Joker is powerful in the criminal underworld and later in the whole city – everyone is under his influence. Sources of Power Batman has his power from two personal sources, namely expert power and referent power. One has expert power if he or she possesses knowledge or skills. Batman is familiar with the operation in the criminal syndicate after he had travel around the world for several years, learning...

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Mythological Themes in the Dark Night

Gotham city, including those in charge of political government, businesses and legal matters. An example of the Joker performing trickster behavior, is in the opening scene where he robs a bank, ties up all the hostages, puts clown masks on their faces and tapes guns to their hands to make it look like they stole the money. This type of behavior is both mischievous and humorous, but at the same time very cruel and evil. The Joker’s identity is also inhuman, as he looks different from humans, his...

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