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    Ironman Hero's Journey

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    Bruce’s journey is no different. Throughout the movie, Bruce has struggled to balance the lifestyle of Bruce Wane and Batman. After his first time out as the Batman, he is roughly awoken by Alfred who forces him outside in order to keep up his deception as the billionaire playboy. He struggled to balance his life as between the day and the night, until the end. In the end, he realizes that while his life as Batman is important, he cannot forget to live as Bruce wane. The persona of Bruce is what protects the people he loves from becoming targets, but it is also what enables him to keep humanity. His humanity, the determination to never kill, is what separates him from a criminal. Bruce fully embraces the life of Batman, but also chooses to keep the like of Bruce…

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    Batman

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    Christopher Nolan is a director who has won many awards due to his films, even though he has only been a director since 1998. A lot of the time Christopher Nolan uses low lighting, backlighting, jump cuts and a lot of close ups to try to portray messages into his film; especially his use of sound which is used to create suspense in the audience. I have chosen Christopher Nolan's 2005 masterpiece Batman Begins to analyze. I have decided to look at 'The Train Scene' in the film -This scene has a…

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    Two weeks passed and it happened again. He knew he wasn’t going to last much longer. The attacks had become more and more frequent. He had to get out! Alfred had tried many times, but they were guarding the door under the doormat. They could only appear under rugs and carpets, so he figured the hated the light. For that reason he decided to call them moles.They had been unsuccessfully trying to kill him off for a month now and Alfred was running out of food. He tried calling the police but the…

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    methods that the League of Shadows where prepared to make. Bruce meets Ra’s again at his own home. Bruce thought Ra’s had been killed in the fire he made at their hideout but came to the realization that he actually saved the real Ra’s Al Ghul. When Ra’s confronts Bruce you can see the betrayal across Bruce’s face and I think that portrays Bruce’s sense of justice well. Bruce believed that. As Bruce’s manor is burning you can see the guilt run across his face, it shows the regret he has…

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    Paradox In The Dark Knight

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    The viewer doesn’t get the answer in The Dark Knight, and that is the problem with the Dark Knight, Batman recognizes that the Joker wins, that it is impossible to beat him, unless Batman plays by his rules, in some sense. While referring to the Joker, Alfred, Batman’s butler states, “Some men aren’t looking for anything logical, like money. They can’t be bought, bullied, reasoned, or negotiated with. Some men just want to watch the world burn” (The Dark Knight). The paradox exists because the…

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    The Arkham series has come a long way since Rocksteady 's first installment - Arkham Asylum, back in 2009. The series reached new heights with the sequel Arkham City in 2011. Gone were the restraints of the asylum, with an entire city being explorable. Gliding through the sky at night with the city lights glistening in every direction was a joy to behold, and bringing justice to the streets of Gotham felt as fun as it was brutal. With Batman: Arkham Knight, Rocksteady has taken what was so…

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    The Lady of Shalott: Tantalus’s Daughter Alfred Lord Tennyson is a Victorian poet who seldom strays out of narrative territory. His poems are stories, and “The Lady of Shalott” is no exception. The Lady of Shalott, for whom the poem is titled after, is a heartbreaking heroine who spends most of her life locked away in a tower, only to finally emerge and softly depart from the world. In the short span of four parts, her tale spans the themes of dreams, imprisonment, misogyny, and death. Not only…

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    Poetry is a journey into a new world of language that leaves readers fascinated. Poets take their time to intermingle different forms of figurative language to present their topic in a way that takes time to understand. By using rhetorical devices a poet is capable of taking short stanzas and making them into a work of art that can leave the reader guessing the intended meaning for generations. Well written poems contain various types of rhetorical devices such as imagery, metaphors, similes,…

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    Neutral Tones Analysis The poem ‘Neutral Tones’ by Thomas Hardy is a dark, solemn poem, reflecting on the termination of a relationship that he had in the late 1860s. It has a very melancholic note and in the duration of the poem, he shows the sadness and emotions in the narrator. The poem was published in 1898, however at the bottom of the poem he marked it as being written in 1867, perhaps he did not want it to be published then, before he met Eliza Nickels. It has a rhyme pattern of ABBA as…

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    Within “The Lady of Shallot”, James R. Kincaid argues that through the contrasting elements of fiction and reality, negative results occur as a means of drawing attention to the perpetual uncertainty within Alfred Lord Tennyson’s poem, “The Lady of Shallot”. This level of ambiguity is emphasized within the text through the Lady’s lack of agency, causing the events of the poem to be enacted on her rather than through her own devise. Kinkaid pushes forth the idea that the text removes the Lady’s…

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