The Dark Knight Returns provides an excellent opportunity to explore the allure of one of the vigilante heroes and also the notions of the antihero. The author uses some themes that are displayed through the characters presented in the story. In the story, the author uses the theme of separation to describe the start of the story. At the beginning of ‘ Dark Knights returns,’ an individual or perhaps a reader learns that Batman has not been seen in 10 years and most of the citizens of Gotham suspects that he is either retired or dead. The reader soon realizes that Bruce Wayne has been repressing Batman deliberately for the past ten years; from the time he took a vow never to let Batman take control of the shared body gains (Brooker). However, the voice of Batman is not heard directly at the point in the tale; Bruce Wayne makes it vivid that he must apprehend. The essay will provide a critical analysis of the Dark Knights Return story.
The author presents the theme of conflict as the central theme in the world of the Dark Knight Returns revolve around escalating crime in Gotham city which forces the authority attempting to guides its operations. The authority should be practice a moral force and represents. The figures that are represented by the authority should be selfless and work only to enhance the integrity of law and order. Moreover, the authority of the novel by Miller is presented as an authoritative figure that is represented through the qualities of vigilante and also on the moral ambiguity.
Moreover, the first example of a figure that contradicts the moral and the skew of the authority prescribed as Ronald Reagan who is the president. In the story, Reagan is fed up with the movements of Batman which he considered as illegal actions. Therefore, in this line, the author presents the theme of conflict that is really between the authority and Batman based on the case of the movements that is presented as immoral actions. The reality is presented in the story as a point of separation that exists between the society and the authority. The character Batman contracts his moral status while at the same time fighting the mutant leaders in the society. However, in the bid of shooting him as he stops himself “though that means crossing a line I drew for myself thirty years ago” (Brooker).
In the story ‘The dark Knights return’ the author presents Batman as a vigilante hero. The author presents iconic naming of the characters such as Batman, Robin, Superman and the Joker. The author uses the theme of duality to present the role of the characters. Batman presented in the story returns from the retirement to fight crime in the society to seek justice. However, presents him as an individual who is not accepted in the society. The society views Batman as a joker who was awakened by the catastrophic state. Although Bruce Wayne self-control is strong, the desire of Batman for escape is also magnified in the story. Therefore, this becomes apparent to the readers about the halfway through the first story when the voice of Batman is heard for the first time which signals a shift in the battle for the control.
In the Novel, Batman has the power to maintain his moral views to take up the evil that exists in Gotham town and to make the decision despite the side of the law. The story presents vividly states that murder individual crosses the moral and the actions that are presented through Batman. The author presents the theme of the justice that is established through the moral concepts. The justice that is given is profound in the fact of the solution that is found to be profound in the case theme. The reality that is presented through the solution based on moral concepts. The ability to make the idea is presented through the solution of the base factor. Batman comes through his mission and character that makes him be viewed as an enemy of the authority figures. The author uses the reality of facts to make his way through the facts about the solution. The power is given through the morality and behavioral concepts.
Despite the fact of being unstoppable, Batman remains trapped inside the body that is controlled and guided by Bruce Wayne. Therefore, Miller likens Batman’s captivity so that an individual that is trapped inside the cell that is presented through a symbolic study that is presented on page 26 of the novel (Daniels). The story line and the symbolic nature of the case have viability that would confuse any readers based on the fact that people cannot have two realities. The events that are presented through the story are based on factual symbolism where Batman is represented in two persons. This may sound great reality in the reader’s mind due to the case of the situation for the facts about the situation that is not real. In the end, the possibility of the escape is realized in the final through which the flying bat crashes through the window symbolic freedom that Batman that has been failed attentions.
Moreover, it is clear that the author is seen to use the theme of conflict that is presented throughout the pact that is found in the case of reality. Most cases of conflict based on an authority having disputes with the local people especially the perceived Hero Batman. His case does not go fast on the situation. However, the reality of war is presented through one case as stated in the story. Batman having disagreements with the people is a show of irresponsibility. The locality of themes is real in the novel.
The author uses some themes that are displayed through the characters presented in the story. In the story, the author uses the theme of separation to describe the start of the story. At the beginning of ‘ Dark Knights returns,’ an individual or perhaps a reader learns that Batman has not been seen in 10 years and most of the citizens of Gotham suspects that he is either retired or dead. Batman presented in the story returns from the retirement to fight crime in the society to seek justice. However, presents him as an individual who is not accepted in the society. The society views Batman as a joker who was awakened by the catastrophic state. Although Bruce Wayne self-control is strong, the desire of Batman for escape is also magnified in the story.
Brooker, Will. Hunting the dark knight: Twenty-first century Batman. IB Tauris, 2012.
Daniels, Les. Batman-The Complete History: The Life and Times of the Dark Knight. Chronicle Books, 2004.