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Shaping the Hero: The Achillean Figure Within Batman

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dc.contributor.advisor Baertschi, Annette M.
dc.contributor.advisor Roberts, Deborah H.
dc.contributor.author Lopez, Rogelio
dc.date.accessioned 2014-07-16T16:14:03Z
dc.date.available 2014-07-16T16:14:03Z
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10066/14345
dc.description.abstract My thesis studies how the figure of Achilles in Homer's Iliad informs and shapes the character of Batman in Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Trilogy. I closely examine the significant effects that Achilles and Batman's interpersonal relationships have on their emotional complexities. In doing so, I argue that these relationships to other ordinary characters shape their heroic journeys. In particular, I closely analyze the role that anger and rage play and the ways in which Batman's character deviates from and follows the model set before by Achilles. In doing this, I hope to illustrate how much of an both heroes increase our understanding of heroism and how antiquity remains culturally relevant.
dc.description.sponsorship Haverford College. Department of Classics
dc.language.iso eng
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/us/
dc.subject.lcsh Achilles (Greek mythology) -- In motion pictures
dc.subject.lcsh Dark knight (Motion picture)
dc.subject.lcsh Batman (Fictitious character) -- In motion pictures
dc.title Shaping the Hero: The Achillean Figure Within Batman
dc.type Thesis
dc.rights.access Dark Archive


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