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  • BATMAN - 716 Words
    Batman: the Dark Knight Batman, the Dark Knight is full of underlying philosophy on society and life in many ways; I will focus on three of them: good versus evil, order versus chaos, and the theme of corruption. This film masterfully portrays a philosophic insight into selfish human behavior as a whole in society, while also giving an alternative perspective on the evil that lies in people just under a thin veneer of good ethics. The Dark Knight marvellously explores how very close to...
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  • Batman - 350 Words
    World Myth of Batman Superheroes of today have evolved due to technology and imagination. One superhero of today that exemplifies characteristics of that of a world myth would be “Batman,” who also is an exception to superheroes of today because he does not possess any superpowers. However, he does possess a divine attribute, which is his vision and drive to achieve his desires. Not only are his characteristics positive but they are also considered a world myth and this is why. In the...
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  • Batman - 689 Words
    Daniel S. Jackson Professor Anderson English 1010-010 The Batman (also referred to as the Dark Knight) is a character that fights crime while doubling as a billionaire (Bruce Wayne), that signifies nearly two generations of heroism through the youth and even adult based viewer market. The society of which people live in today gives a vast understanding of the elements that makes up the Batman and his persona. He gives the world a sense of many aspects of the human individuality. The...
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  • Batman - 917 Words
    I. Batman and Joker represent each other’s opposite who help balance and define one another through their values and beliefs, abilities, and actions. II. Values and beliefs a. Justice vs. Injustice a.I. Roots a.I.1. Tragic loss of parents lead to Batman a.I.1.a. “It took the tragedy of losing your parents to buy you that life” – Hush (Dini 13) a.I.1.b. “i swear, by the spirits of my parents, to avenge their deaths by spending the rest of my life warring on all criminals” – Bruce Wayne...
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  • Batman - 1262 Words
    Batman the Money Behind the Mask Superheroes are thought to have the best intentions, motivated to protect society from evil. Masked and unnamed, they use their super powers for the good of the people. Some comic book heroes do not fall under the stereo-type but live double lives with a dark memory. In Tim Burton’s, 1989 adaptation of Batman, Bruce Wayne attempts to balance his life. By day he plays millionaire playboy figure and by night a crime fighting vigilante. He dresses as a giant...
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  • Batman - 1339 Words
    THE JOKER AND HIS RELATIONSHIP WITH BATMAN The Joker is a supervillain and the archenemy of Batman. He was first introduced in Batman #1 (Spring 1940) and has remained consistently popular. The Joker is a master criminal with a clown-like appearance. Initially portrayed as a violent sociopath who murders people for his own amusement, the Joker later in the 1940s began to be written as a goofy trickster-thief. That characterization continued through the late-1950s and 1960s before the...
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  • Batman - 544 Words
    The best part of Batman Begins was its ending... and I'm not being sarcastic. As I was watching the last scene of the movie, I wanted to jump out of my seat and cheer when Jim Gordon handed Batman the Joker playing card. It's been a while since I reacted with such glee at the promise of a sequel (usually it's more of, "hay nako, may part two pa yan!"). Yes, the movie was that good. Without question this is the best Batman movie ever made. Finally we have a film adaptation that shows the...
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  • Batman - 578 Words
    English 102 Batman In Batman: Year One, Frank Miller introduces Gotham City as one of the most corrupt cities in the world. It is dominated by Greedy politicians whose only interests are money and power. Bruce Wayne, as a kid, was also affected by the growing injustice and dirty politicians which made him the man of today, Batman. This is explained in Batman: Hush, written by Jeph Loeb. Throughout Loeb’s book, Batman struggles with the memories that remind him of who he is and what he...
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  • Batman - 353 Words
    Eight year after events of The Dark Knight, Gotham City is in a state of peace. Under powers granted by the Dent Act-legislation inspired by the late Harvey Dent –the Gotham City Police Department has nearly eradicated organized crime. Batman has disappeared and Bruce Wayne has become a recluse. Police Commissioner James Gordon fells guilty about the truth; however, he decides that the city is not ready to hear it. While searching for a missing congressman, Gordon is captured and his speech...
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  • Batman Begins - 770 Words
    Word count 763 Batman Begins Have you ever experienced something that has changed you completely and you have no clue why? You're just sitting there wondering how your mind works and how this could have had such a crazy effect on you. My insane experience and favorite movie was Batman Begins in IMAX. A few reasons why Batman was such a breath taking film were; it explained everything about my child hood superhero, Batman was a superhero without supernatural powers, and his determination was...
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  • Batman and Supergirl - 2845 Words
    ​Supergirl comics were published in the late 1950’s, in an atmosphere that is considerably different from that in which Batman: The Dark Knight Returns was created. Supergirl comics were created in the post World War II setting, when Americans reverted to their traditional beliefs. In contrast, Batman; The Dark Knight Returns was created during the Cold War era of the late 1980’s, when tensions ran high between the two super powers; the Soviet Union and the United States of America. These two...
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  • Superman Batman - 677 Words
    Compare and Contrast Essay Who Would Win in Fight between Superman and Batman There are so many different superheroes but the most popular are Superman and Batman. These two characters are the best American superheroes of all times. Superman and Batman are both extremely courageous and help the innocent and prevent crime. Many have wondered who would win in a fight, the man of steel, Superman, or, the caped crusader, Batman. One is from another planet, has super-powers and can do nearly...
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  • Joker and Batman - 9239 Words
    Batman (originally referred to as the Bat-Man and still sometimes as the Batman) is a DC Comics fictional superhero who first appeared in Detective Comics #27 in May 1939. He has since become, along with Superman and Spider-Man, one of the world's most recognized superheroes.[1] Batman was co-created by artist Bob Kane and writer Bill Finger, although only Kane receives official credit for the character. Batman's secret identity is Bruce Wayne, billionaire industrialist, playboy, and...
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  • Batman Essay - 1307 Words
    Batman Essay Everyone enjoys the story of the super hero vigilante Batman, and Christopher Nolan did a great job at creating a more modern and realistic series of films (Batman Begins, The Dark Night, and The Dark Night Rises). With them being more modern its makes things easier for us to relate too. I also believe Nolan did this to try and give the audience a a more relatable perspective to our own world and reality. This type of comparison can really begin to expose the subliminal messages...
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  • Batman And Gilgamesh - 1740 Words
    Essay Assignment Gabriela Gutierrez-Duran CLT3378-01 gg13e@my.fsu.edu Word Count: 1,725 Batman Begins and the Babylonian Epic of Gilgamesh both feature the story of a culture hero. In both of these works, the heroic quest of the culture hero is significant. Apart from having similar narratives, these two stories also have significant differences in themes. In The Epic of Gilgamesh, Gilgamesh becomes a hero for fame and immortality, while in Batman Begins; Bruce Wayne...
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  • Batman and Superman - 892 Words
    Eva Acevedo Prof. Patrick 11/9/10 Contrast Essay Outline “Batman and Superman” DC Comic’s top two characters, Batman and Superman, are two of America’s most beloved superheroes. Batman and Superman’s alter egos, their different abilities, and the way they fight crime are the main points of difference between these two juggernauts of the comic book world. Batman and Superman use alter egos with very different lifestyles to hide their superhero identities. Batman is known as...
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  • ANALYSIS OF BATMAN - 1056 Words
    EN 110 Analysis of: The Dark Knight Rises Batman is a wanted criminal for murdering Gathom city’s district attorney, Harvey Dent. But hasn’t been seen or heard of since the events of the murder eight years ago. In the mean time, the few years of peace enjoyed by Gathom are ruined at the arrival of Bane, a ruthless mercenary determined to fulfill the destiny of his master, Ras-Al-Ghul, and destroy Gathom once and for all. Once again Batman must come to the rescue and save...
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  • Batman Hero - 412 Words
    Archetypal Heroes Batman Bruce Wayne, also known as Batman The World’s Greatest Detective or The Dark Knight, is best described as an archetypal hero. Batman, the common favorite of comic book nerds, depicts many of the characteristics of an archetypal hero. Unusual circumstances of birth; sometimes in danger or born into royalty: Bruce Wayne was born to Thomas and Martha Wayne, Thomas being the owner and founder of Wayne Enterprises. Thus Bruce was born into a rather large sum of money....
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  • batman essay - 500 Words
    Matthew Calhoun 09/16/2014 Fys- Batman Begins! Bruce Wayne a criminal at the time met a man (Ra’s al ghul).This man sent him on a jouney and taught him to overcome his fear (Bruce Wayne feared bats). When he was young, he fell into an old well and, he became surrounded by bats. Soon Bruce's father came to his aid, and told Bruce that the reason we fall, is to simply get back up. Although this comforted Bruce, the bats became literally his biggest fear. Bruce's father and mother were...
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  • Batman and Marxism - 811 Words
    Joker and Batman Clip The Marxism Theory is based on the thinking of Karl Marx. He strongly believed that those who control the means of production control society. In fact, Marx suggested that the means of production control the foundation of a civilization’s institutions and beliefs. The movie The Dark Knight is an accurate representation of this theory where many aspects are portrayed and experienced by characters in the movie. Two aspects are specifically present in this movie; Capitalism...
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  • Batman origin - 372 Words
    A wealthy philanthropist, Thomas Wayne, his wife, Martha, and their 8 year-old son, Bruce Wayne, were coming out of a movie theater at 10:47 p.m. As they stepped onto Park Row (now called Crime Alley), a thug named Joe Chill armed with a gun approached them from the shadows to steal the pearl necklace Martha was wearing. Thomas, moving in to protect his wife, was shot by Chill, causing Martha to scream. Chill then shot her, while shouting, "this'll shut you up!". Bruce, traumatized by the deaths...
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  • batman and superman - 519 Words
    ere are so many different superheroes but the most popular are Superman and Batman. These two characters are the best American superheroes of all times. Superman and Batman are both extremely courageous and help the innocent and eliminate crime. Many have wondered who would win in a fight, the man of steel, Superman, or, the caped crusader, Batman. One is from another planet, has super-powers and can do nearly almost anything. While the other doesn’t necessarily have super-power, but has made...
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  • Batman Analysis - 397 Words
    Batman Analysis I felt The Dark Knight was the most effective in entertaining me as an audience because it showed the collective personalities of people around us in a way that can be easily understood. For example, in this movie the main characters expressed their inner personalities in a form of a shadow. The shadow is irrational, and is the hidden side of a persona, in which it can contradict the way an individual believes himself to be. For instance, Batman assumes he is not as insane...
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  • Superman vs batman - 515 Words
    Batman vs. Superman Imagine being a child having your favorite superhero. You had everything that had to do with that superhero; Toys, t-shirts, and VHS tapes. You looked up to these hero’s. Two of the most popular superheros are Batman and Superman. Two very different characters from there costumes, attitude and story. Batman is more of a realistic character. Born in Gotham city; With the alter ego of Bruce Wayne. As a child he witnessed the murder of his parents. For years he trained,...
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  • Power and Influence in Batman - 1195 Words
    Power and Influence in Batman – the Dark Knight Power is the capacity of a person, team or organization to influence others. In this superheroic story, the main characters– Batman (Bruce Wayne) and The Joker are very powerful in Gotham city. The relationship among characters can be pertinently depicted using theories under the power and influence topic. Batman – a superhero in the city, he has sufficient wealth, superior physical strength and familiarity of the criminal underworld, making him...
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  • Batman Begins and Bruce Wayne
    Nelson Lovelace Ninth Grade Literature and Composition, Mrs. Norton Monomyth Essay, Final Draft January 28, 2013 Batman Begins The hero in Batman Begins is Bruce Wayne. He watched his parents get shot to death at age 8, and inherited their big fortune. He chose to avenge his parent’s death by fighting crime in Gotham after he was not able to kill his parent’s murderer. Bruce chooses the bat as his symbol since that was what he was most afraid of. In Batman Begins Bruce Wayne goes to...
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  • Batman vs. Superman - 520 Words
    Superman vs. Batman I have been a huge fan of Batman since I was a very little. I still have my old batman Halloween costume hanging in my cluttered closet, cape and all. Many people told me that batman wasn’t as cool as all the other super-heroes because he didn’t have any powers. I didn’t care what anyone said though, he was my hero back then, and still is to this day. First I am going to discuss Batman. Bruce Wayne, also known as Batman, lived his entire childhood plagued with the...
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  • Batman Character Study - 689 Words
    Batman is often referred to as an emotionless and inhuman character that does not have any significant relationships in his life. On the surface it may seem like that, but in reality Batman does have relationships with people. Examples of these relationships are shown in the graphic novel, Batman Year One, and the movie, The Dark Knight. The first person that Batman has a relationship with is Lieutenant Jim Gordon. Batman and Gordon share a common goal of getting crime off the streets. At the...
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  • Batman vs the Joker - 362 Words
    4) If you kill one to save many you still deserve the title killer. However, many of us in the Batman fan club feel that the Joker no longer deserves to live. If Batman killed him he would be doing the world a justice. But after he eliminates the enemy do we suddenly have to start looking at him as the enemy also? Although he would have taken only one life compared to the many lives the Joker has taken it still would make him similar to the Joker in a way Batman does not want to be associated...
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  • ben affleck as batman - 351 Words
    Ben Affleck as Batman The announcement about Ben Affleck playing the role of Batman has created intense discussions. The Batman movies have been highly praised for their action filled drama and most recently through the talented Christian Bale which captivated audiences. With such news recently announced, many fans have been disappointed over the decision of Ben Affleck playing Batman. Many believe that he is not a good choice based on his bad reviews as the Daredevil where he was said to lack...
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  • batman the dark night essay
    Final Draft A Hero for All The book Batman the Dark Night tells a story about the crime fighter the batman and how he comes out of retirement to fight crime again. He does not have to start fighting crime again but after hearing how bad the city has become ridden with crime he makes a decision to come back. The book flashes back to him as a boy when he falls down a hole and is surrounded by bats and is scared out of his mind from this adventure. He then is burdened by watching his...
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  • Psychological Essay On Batman - 920 Words
    Psychological Essay on “The Dark Knight” Hypothesis- The main characters of The Dark Knight is a portrayal of the parts of us that we don’t like to acknowledge. Christopher Nolan the director of ‘The Dark Knight’ and many other psycho-thriller films such as ‘Inception’, ‘Following’, ‘The Prestige’. He very effectively directs each film in a way that is never going to be predictable, each one of Nolan’s films always leave you with questions that demand answers and make you think much deeper into...
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  • Religious Values in Batman - 538 Words
    The religious themes in the movie Batman Begins are numerous and many. Much of the movie focuses on the search for spirituality and justice. We will analyze the ideology of Bruce Wayne/batman in contrast to the ideology of his opponent Ras Al Ghul and his followers called the League of Shadows. In the film there are heavy themes of justice, which can be seen from the very beginning of the film where Bruce Wayne states that he embarked on a spiritual journey to “seek the means to fight...
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  • Batman: The Dark Knight Trilogy
    The function of a hero is inspiration which encourages people to be better and work harder. As described by Abrams, since the beginning of storytelling tales of gods and heroes described mankind’s desires, fears and ideas of an ideal future. Every culture has a different symbol and representation that tries to construct the perfect specimen of human power. In America this desire is described in comic books, the construction of Batman is a prime example. Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli’s...
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  • Good vs. Evil in Batman
    Alexis Hamlett Good and Evil Essay 9/29/12 Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight is a reflection of how the good responds to the nature of evil. The Joker is the ultimate evil character and throughout the film he puts other characters in a tough situations that force them to choose between right and wrong and ultimately good and evil. Examples of this are seen with the characters Harvey Dent, Batman, and in the lifeboat scenario scene. The Joker’s main goal is to prove that people are...
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  • batman bigines and the oddesy - 1134 Words
    Batman Begins Vs. The Odyssey How can two heroic journeys be so different when they actually have so much in common? This is when two great people such as Christopher Nolan and Homer have their artwork made to be recognized and adored by all the world. “Batman Begins” and The Odyssey are both great works of art. Homer, the author of The Iliad and The Odyssey, is considered the greatest at ancient Greek epic poems. Christopher Nolan is the director, producer, and co writer of “Batman...
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  • Heros and Villains - Batman and Joker
    Who are Batman and the Joker Unlike most teenage girls who love Romantic movies like Twilight and music by One Direction, I prefer watching movies that have connotative meanings (e.g. Shutter Island) and gaming is an essential condition for me to live. Some people call me a tomboy, but I hate this title with no reason. People who don’t know me well won’t even believe my personality and interests are like that. A bit similar to Bruce Wayne, he also hides his secrets behind his...
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  • Batman: the One Percenter
    Ivan Johnson 996772728 Eng235H1 – The Graphic Novel Prof. A. Lesk Due: December 6th 2012 Batman: The One Percenter In Frank Miller’s graphic novel Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, there an underlying theme of class struggle between the 1 percent and the general populous; 99 percent. By detailing what the 1 percent ruling class consists of, in Batman and later on the Sons of Batman (S.O.B), and their use of fear, which is presented to the 99 percent, via the medium of news, as well as what...
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  • Batman vs Superman - 564 Words
    Kendall Williams J. Stevens English 1301-1003 14 February 2012 Superheroes Since the 1930’s, comic books have been filling our minds with adventure and action. People of all ages dreamed of being the hero, living in thrill and excitement. Fighting crime and saving lives sounds like a dream job. Comic’s created an imaginary world were Superman and Batman were two men who lived the dream. They protected their cities from arch-enemies, got the girl, and saved the day; but each man had his...
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  • Beowulf vs Batman - 642 Words
    Linh Do Mrs. Twits English IV 18 September 2014 The different between a classic hero and a modern hero The idea of superheroes was formed by the human imagination since we all need someone to model ourselves after. The word superhero has existed for so long thus we all couldn’t know when and where did it first appear. Though thoughts and opinions about superhero have altered through years, makes the classic hero and the modern day hero now have some of the pretty obvious different between them;...
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  • Should Batman Kill the Joker?
    Should Batman kill the Joker? Have you noticed that in DC Comics Batman would always catch the Joker and send him to jail, but every single time the Joker would just escape and cause more harm to people. Since the Joker has killed and harmed so many people why doesn’t the Batman just kill him? Many people would agree that he should kill the Joker because it would end the suffering of so many lives, but Batman has his own philosophy; he believes that if he were to kill it would make him no...
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  • Compare Batman to Beauwulf - 1218 Words
    Riveting tales of fortune, valor, and heroism he kind of tale where this larger then life characters go off on epic adventures in search of honor and treasure and also fight some amazing foes along the way. These tales can come in many different styles, themes, and ways they are told, but one thing all of these stories have in common is an epic hero. But what is a hero? To me a hero is a person the stands up for the ones that cant help themselves, a person that no matter the challenge will...
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  • Batman Vs. Superman Compare
     In the 1930s two characters appeared in comic literature that became icons of pop culture. Batman and Superman are the golden boys of DC comics and are considered the most popular of all superheroes. Being around for over seventy years these two have acquired a near endless fan base of all ages. The two kings of comics have often been portrayed as allies, though they have different views on situations. The argument of who is truly the better hero has been around since their creation. To...
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  • Batman Year One - 1060 Words
    Kasie Olds Analysis Paper #1 January 25, 2013 Introduction to Research Writing   Batman: Year One is about Bruce Wayne’s beginning as becoming Batman. In the beginning of the comic book, Bruce has always known violence all of his life since he was a child. In the very beginning of the comic book, he witnessed a brutal cold violent act, his parents’ death that happened in front of his very eyes (21). That is one of the biggest contributing factors of who he is today as Bruce...
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  • Batman and Bruce Wayne - 575 Words
    Belonging By ********* Belonging and not belonging are an emotional stimulant that Is felt by everyone and in many different ways. This is due to many different backgrounds like Religious points of view, experiences in life and how they were raised. This is evident in “The Simple Gift” by Steven Herrick and in “Batman The Dark Knight Rises” By Christopher Nolan. In “The Simple Gift” by Steven Herrick, the main protagonist Billy experiences different emotions towards belonging due to the...
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  • Batman Beggins Essay - 544 Words
    Jorge Mastache ENG4U Batman Begins essay Fear is one of the strongest emotions amongst human feelings, it is strong enough that people chose to do actions based on fear. One of the main themes in Batman Begins is fear, much of the plot is driven by fear, and the movie shows and explores fear in order to show how it affects people’s lives. It also shows how a person can be swallow by fear when you cannot control your emotions. The mastery of the control of fear is what truly liberates a...
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  • Batman vs Dexter - 1525 Words
    Batman VS. Dexter College Composition * * | * 
 * What constitutes a hero vs. a villain? The idea of a superhero has been changed to reflect cultural appreciations. Sensitivities and understandings have changed over time and the modern superhero reflects that. The rise of a hero vs. an antihero is now a more common theme seen in both comic books and movies alike. * * It is very clear that both heroes have victims. Their outlook is one of...
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  • Batman Begins Essay - 393 Words
    Batman Begins Essay Fear was an idea that was very interesting to me in the film Batman Begins directed by Christopher Nolan. One reason why interested me was that it showed even the scariest people can be scares. For example when Falcone (a gangster who controls Gotham’s underworld) was threatening Crane’s bosses operation, Crane put on his mask and used a special toxin, which scared Falcone so much he went insane. “Scarecrow, Scarecrow.” Camera angles were important to see fear and...
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  • Hero Cycle- Batman Begins
    Kyle Wadell Integrated Western Civilization 1/22/2012 Hero Cycle Essay-Batman Begins Joseph Campbell detailed his theory of the monomyth in his book, The Hero with a Thousand Faces. The theory of the monomyth or Hero Cycle is that there is a way of telling a story that is hardwired into our brains and that across cultures myths will resemble each other due to this internal plot. The book shows how Humans in general prefer to, and find it hard not to, tell a narrative not as a hero’s...
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  • Batman: Good and Evil - 2906 Words
    Emily Woodward Mrs. Degnan and Mr. Dowling Humanities-4 April 29, 2013 Vigilantes and Heroes In our world, it is widely accepted that Good and Evil are two opposing forces, completely contrasting each other. Through all eras, Good and Evil are depicted as starkly conflicting as black and white. This, however, is a false dichotomy, the continuation of which creates heroes out of those who do not deserve to be worshipped, and villains out of those who do not deserve to be ostracized. This...
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  • Should Batman Kill the Joker
    Should Batman Kill the Joker? Summary In the very beginning, this article raises the question by asking the reader whether Batman should kill the joker or not and also uses it as the title to draw readers’ attention. Based on the question/topic, the author, Mark White, further discuss different arguments by providing three different schools and perspectives from the Batman’s quandary. First of all, from “utilitarianism” aspect, Joker...
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  • Superman vs Batman - 895 Words
    Batman vs. Superman You'd think that a fight between a super-powered alien from another planet and a dude in a scary costume would be over quick, but these two have been the subject of nerd, geek, and dweeb debate for years. Both have HUGE followings in the comic book world, and hordes of loyal fans who know their every strength and weakness and have extravagant reasons why their favorite character would win and how they would do it. We've broken down these two iconic comic book legends into...
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  • Batman Graphic Novel - 2172 Words
    Professor Kinter English 11011 20 March 2013 Graphic Novel What is a graphic novel? That is such a broad statement and most people answer the question with, it is just like a comic book, but more pages. This is actually not exactly true as a graphic novel has more to it than a comic book, and has a bigger variety of works. Firstly, a graphic novel is a story that is presented in a comic-strip format and published as a book. Graphics novels are typically written for older audiences, and...
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  • Batman vs. Dark Knight
    Batman vs. The Dark Knight Literary Analysis Essay Details Compare and contrast the two different styles of directors in Batman and The Dark Knight □ Include the use of the terms: author purpose, tone, and mood □ Choose two characters who appear in both films □ Use events and dialogue from each movie as evidence □ Use MLA format (Headers, Double spaced, 12 pt font, etc.) □ 1200 – 1600 words □ Follow this order for your paragraphs: o...
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  • Batman vs Spiderman - 1311 Words
    Why Spiderman is better than Batman In my opinion, Spiderman is the best comic book hero ever, and significantly superior to Batman. He is the most popular and most commercially successful superhero, according to a poll by Empire magazine in May 2011. I grew up loving Spiderman! He was the superhero that I most related to. I would watch avidly of his exploits and victories, his life as a reluctant super hero and his emotional turmoil in his non-Spidery times. When I was a kid, I couldn’t...
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  • Batman Begins - Scene Analysis
    Scene Analysis The scene selected for analysis is from Batman Begins (2005), directed by Christopher Nolan. The reason why I chose to analyse this movie, is because it was one of the first films that made me appreciate film on a deeper level. Approaching the film as a whole, it is clear that this scene depicting the death of Bruce Wayne’s parents – Thomas and Martha Wayne – is vital to the story. It was, after all, Bruce’s resolve that resulted in Batman existing (McKay, 2011). This is where...
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  • Batman Begins Research Paper
    BATMAN BEGINS Last month I just borrowed an old movie named Batman Begins. It’s not very old, though it was released in 2002. As the others movie I have ever watched, it contains Hero, Mentor, and Shadow. These three characters are always related to the other. Generally, action movie tells about Hero’s Journey. In the movie “Batman Begins”, the Hero decided to become poor people and he travels to Special World to fight for justice and righteousness. According to Joseph Campbell, Hero’s...
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  • Batman Film Anaylsis - 1071 Words
    Jessica Jackson Film Review (Batman) 13 November 2012 Batman rated PG-13, released in 1989 was directed by Tim Burton and stars Michael Keaton as Bruce Wayne/Batman, Jack Nicholson as Jack/The Joker, and Kim Basinger as Vicki Vale. The movie’s dark theme and so-so effects and stunt left me less than impressed. Throughout this summary, I’ll go over the plot, key character roles, and film techniques. Although I did not particularly enjoy the film, I’ll leave my opinions until the end....
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  • Is Batman a Real Super Hero?????????
    Donald Goddard V00194942 Due November 16th 2010 History of Comic Book Art Is Batman a Real Super Hero????????? Is Batman a real super hero, according to a lot of people they would say he is not and when you would ask for a reason why not; they will usually always give the same reason that he can’t be one since he has no super power. But I’m writing this paper to show that a superhero isn't necessarily defined by his powers, but rather, his zeal for fighting crime and his innate...
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  • An Existentialism View Toward Batman and Naruto
    An Existentialism View Toward Batman and Naruto I.Theory of Existentialism Existentialism is a philosophical movement that posits that individuals create the meaning and essence of their lives, as opposed to deities or authoritites creating it for them. It emerged as a movement in twentieth-century literature and philosophy, though it had forerunners in earlier centuries. Existentialism generally postulates that the absence of a transcendent force (such as God) means that the individual is...
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  • Batman: the Dark Knight Film Analysis
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  • Narrative of the Movie "The Dark Knight"
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  • The Dark Knight Rises: a Review
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  • The Dark Knight of a Postmodern World
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  • Freudian Theory - 338 Words
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