Batman Essays

The Joker and His Personality in Terms of the Theories of Albert Adler and Abraham Maslow

The fictional character “Joker” from the Batman series has a very complex and multidimensional personality and has been studied by hundreds of theorists, philosophers, movie fans, and the like. The Joker has an unpredictable, murderous and psychopathic personality. Some would say sociopathic. While not believed to be insane it is thought by many who have studied the complexities of this character, that the Joker displays some sort of super sanity instead. The fictional Joker was originally known as Red Hood….

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Superhero Morality

?I intend to prove that superheroes are not immoral for not abiding by the law. I am defining immorality as going against was is accepted as good behavior. Superheroes are very simply people who defend and protect those in need with their extraordinary abilities. Superman, Batman, the Flash, Ironman, Captain America, Thor and many others have graced us with their entertainment in movies, comic-books, and television shows. Their purpose is to save mankind in ways that “ordinary” people can’t. Superheros…

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a Discussion of Heroism in Literature and Film

Defining Heroism Each individual has their own personal definition of heroism or more specifically the characteristics of a true hero. Some may believe that a hero must be a person of high morals, while others may believe that a hero must a brave person, and yet others may believe that a hero can conceivably be a hero by chance and must not possess any specific qualities. Dictionary.com defines a hero or heroine as a person of distinguished courage or ability,…

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Batman & the Punisher

We have the idea that superheroes represent all that is good, and that a superhero must possess strength beyond a normal human being as well as superhuman abilities. There is the idea that superheroes are supposed to be considered role models. Batman and the Punisher are only human, not mutants, and possess no super human strength or powers. Thus both of these heroes must rely on gadgets, tactics, and a sure will to survive due to their lack of superhuman…

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The Dark Knight

4. Describe either the beginning and/or the ending of the text(s). Explain why the beginning and/or ending was memorable, supporting your points with Examples of visual and / or oral language features in the film “The Dark Knight” directed by Christopher Nolan the beginning of the film was memorable as it introduced a main character The Joker. Nolan used many visual features to capture the audience’s attention and to portray The Joker’s character. In the opening scene of “The Dark…

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Batman_ American Figure

America is a land of ordinary individuals capable of doing extraordinary things when the need arises. Like Batman, every American has no supernatural skills but the physical and mental capabilities of each citizen can equal, and even surpass, those superheroes in comic books who harness extraordinary powers. America is the land of the brave and even beyond that, for it is more than bravery to face the toughest circumstances amidst being a human being with physical limitations. This is also…

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Batman Begins

The 2005 motion picture Batman Begins takes the familiar pop culture icon of Batman and his civilian persona of Bruce Wayne and attempts to re-envision him for a 21st century zeitgeist. While 20th century incarnations of the dark-cowled avenger veered perilously between Wagnerian grandiosity, as authored by oddball director Tim Burton, and tongue-in-cheek camp, as in the 60s television program and the films helmed by versatile arthouse director John Schumacher, the psychologically meticulous director Christopher Nolan turns Batman Begins’ attention…

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Soundtrack Analysis of _the Dark Knight Rises_

Music has been in movies since the first “silent films” were made, and continues to be one of the most influential factors in determining how beautiful and lighthearted, or how horrific and tragic a film is perceived by the audience. This paper will provide an analysis of Hans Zimmer’s composition of the soundtrack to the movie The Dark Knight Rises. This dark, intense and emotionally pounding soundtrack pairs perfectly with the tension between the mysterious Batman character and his latest…

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Remarkable Man

In Oliver Stone’s 1987 film Wall Street, the protagonist, Bud Fox is faced with a series of ethical challenges. His actions in the beginning of the film would have pleased Nicolo Machiavelli, however, Fox’s decisions at the film’s end would have greatly disappointed the Italian. On the other hand, Fox’s first actions would have disappointed Henry David Thoreau, however, Fox’s decisions at the end of the film would be more to Thoreau’s liking. At the start of the film, Fox…

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Heroes and Villains in Postmodernism

Postmodernism is a creative movement that is said to have originated in the 1950s. As the name suggests, it is the successor of modernism, and the development of postmodernism is visible in not only literature, but also other creative disciplines such as architecture, music, fashion, film and painting. Postmodernism was created as a reaction to its predecessor, and its “rational, scientific, and historical aspects”. This results in postmodernism being self-conscious, ironic, and experimental, concerned with the instability and unreliability of…

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