The freedom to do what is absolutely forbidden. Every person has rights and duties that are assumed within a community, some of which includes the community of family and of the wider society. Letting Joker go to jail rather than plummet to his death might be a good thing; letting Hitler go to jail -- less of a good thing? But in any case, the rule and the official comments speak only in terms of preventing reasonably certain death or substantial bodily harm. The Joker makes an astute observation that falls in line with group psychology concerning altruistic behaviour: people's 'good', noble, compassionate behaviour is facilitated by some predictable structure. Thanks for the post Ronan.
The sense of duty mentioned earlier also brings us to Kantian deontological ethics. This begs some troubling questions that the superhero — and, for that matter, all citizens — inevitably must confront: What is to be done when the gap between law and justice becomes too great to bear? He is slowly tearing Gotham City apart. But we must go even further in our exploration of rebellion by exploring its pernicious counterpart — hatred. Similarly, Two-Face has his underlying consistency as well; he will do what his coin tells him. Wayne believes Rachel was to wed him, but Alfred Michael Caine knows the truth: Rachel had no intention of marrying Bruce. Reblogged this on and commented: A fellow English major friend of mine and I were talking about the complexity of the Batman movies directed by Christopher Nolan and she was kind enough to share her write up on The Dark Knight with me.
Directed by: Christopher Nolan Produced by: Christopher Nolan, Emma Thomas, Charles Roven Written by: Jonathan Nolan, Christopher Nolan screenplay , Christopher Nolan, David S. He sees that Gotham is under attack and even though he has retired, he feels a commitment to protect his city. Joe is also the series editor for the and blogs about his experiences in faith formation at www. Batman is definitely a vigilante. These three camera techniques create a feeling of sickness, fear and intimidation as the audience can only focus on the Joker, much like Rachel.
It was always fun to listen to these stories. My opinion is that it is a disservice to humanity to withhold the truth. Thus, he does not wear a mask or use excessive amounts of violence. Most people do not uncover Batman's inherent consistency. Morality — principles concerning the distinction between right and wrong or good and bad behavior.
Ultimately, when making a Utilitarian decision, Batman must choose the option that gives the highest kinds of pleasure to the maximum number of people. Title: Batman: The Dark Knight Director: Christopher Nolan Language: English Year: 2008 Critical Reception: Psych Index: Social Psychology, Milgram's Experiment on Obedience, Evolutionary psychology In Brief: Batman Christian Bale is on his way to be mythologized as the dark knight in his pursuit of a manic, psychotic serial killer who goes by the name of Joker Heath Ledger. He is representative of pure vice: vice that chooses evil for itself. On the one hand, he has committed himself to a broadly utilitarian stance as justification for his vigilantism an ethic apparently embraced by Alfred as well. In making his decision, he also has to acknowledge the idea of Hedonism, which states that pleasure, or the absence of pain, is the only thing good or desirable for all people. The Dark Knight tells us the opposite: that both heroism and villainy grow out of reason and law and civilization and that, therefore, these things are mere shams and subterfuges masking a Hobbesian reality devoid even of honor, in which man is a wolf to man and there is nothing to believe in but the individual Nietzschean will, either to good or evil. Both ultimately become villians in the end, as Harvey literally becomes a villain and Batman figuratively becomes a villain.
. Here, Bruce Wayne in the shape of his masked, crime-fighting, alter ego teams up with police commissioner. Bruce Wayne creates the persona of Batman to be a masked crimefighter who secretly battles the criminals and villians of Gotham. I think the rest you mention usually suffer from a lack of decent parenting. In the end, neither group could blow the other up. Love marriages are frowned up on, in the society I live in. An entire book could be written on the morality of comic books.
It seems like the Joker does not have much of a clear motivation for Batman to take advantage of, and it drives our hero to the edge of his own moral box. Therefore, it would make sense that characters like Batman would be lauded, not reprimanded. Batman does kill Ra's al Ghul and his minions. The sacrifice involved in the salvation of Gotham is especially illustrated in the image of Bruce Wayne rummaging through the ruins of his mansion which has been burned in the chaos the night before. While Batman obviously cannot be everywhere, he saves countless lives throughout Gotham through his exploits. I enjoy how you work through the paradoxical Batman. This aspect is illustrated in the movie when the dark knight tries to rescue both Rachel Dawes and Harvey Dent with the help of the police, but only saves Dent, partially since the district attorney loses half of his face in an explosion, eventually making him switch from hero to villain.
Wayne to justify his actions by. Perhaps even the top 5. Superman we will probably eventually see more of that relationship that you mentioned where Superman wants Batman to be subjugated by the government like he is. The mention of the Roman Republic and the limits of what a person should do to say that republic was interesting as well. In that final sequence he was under no moral obligation to risk his life to save a murderer. If they were truly vice-filled, and practiced kakia instead of akrasia, they would be actively combating the obstructions to material wealth, namely, the Batman.
It seems that, in the worlds in which these characters exist, the authorities need all the help that they can receive. In fact, he seems to refuse to commit homicide at all, a value I do not share. The fact that The hobbit is whole other genre compared the dark knight rises. The world must know that even Harvey Dent was tempted and fell. Schemers trying to control their worlds.
A quote for you, Ms. What do we see in the opening scene the prologue? It gives the audience a look into why they will always view The Dark Knight as an outstanding movie. Through this film Bruce Wayne struggles to stick to his moral ethics of fighting. This was for a good reason. I merely understand his point of view and can see why he thinks about the world the way he does.