Batman's Character Analysis

analytical Essay
1558 words
1558 words

From the outset, the relationship between Bruce Wayne and Jason Todd was a strained one. The rocky relationship between the two characters is explored and changed forever in the graphic novel Batman: Under the Red Hood, penned by Judd Winick and illustrated by Doug Mahnke. When Bruce, fighting a secret war against crime as the Batman, takes Todd in as both a son and sidekick, he had no idea the impact the young robin would have on his life. Spawning from a difference in morality and ethics, the relationship between Jason and Bruce goes from one full of love and hope to a relationship filled with regret and hatred.
When Batman first met twelve year old Jason Todd on the streets of Gotham, he had his mind set on giving the boy some sort of fulfilling …show more content…

In this essay, the author

  • Analyzes how batman blamed himself for jason's death for a multitude of reasons. he believed he hadn't properly trained jason for his role of robin. bruce failed to save jason from the joker.
  • Analyzes how jason's anger and hate toward bruce grew from the actions, or, inaction, bruce had taken towards the joker after his death. jason felt betrayed by bruce and his hatred for his former mentor.
  • Analyzes bruce's belief that murder is never an option, and that criminals should always be humanely brought to justice. he believes that one must have faith in the justice system.
  • Analyzes how the father-son relationship between bruce and jason was broken by the two men's extreme and polar beliefs. at the end of batman: under the red hood, the heroes share the same emotions: anger and regret, although for different reasons.
  • Analyzes the rocky relationship between bruce and jason todd in the graphic novel batman: under the red hood.
  • Analyzes how jason todd's death was never avenged and that batman felt no remorse for saving the joker.

Bruce comes to clash with Red Hood multiple times during Jason’s crusade through Gotham, as in the mind of Bruce Red Hood is no better than the criminals he murders. Planning to reveal himself to Bruce, Jason captures the Joker and then baits Bruce into a final showdown. Throwing Batman a gun, Jason puts his own gun to the Joker’s head and presents Batman with two choices: either shoot Jason in the head, or on the count of three Jason will kill the Joker. However Batman isn’t left to make a choice as the Joker, outsmarting both of them, collapses the building the three are standing on via explosive charges. Batman frantically searches for Jason under all the rubble, although Jason had already escaped by the time Bruce had regained …show more content…

While he followed Batman ‘s no kill rule he never understood why that rule existed. One reason Bruce believed that murder was never an option is that by killing criminals, you yourself are no better than them. His belief is that criminals should always be humanely brought to justice, and that their fate should be decided by the justice system. Operating outside the law, the Batman may capture criminals, but he does not decide the sentence for their crimes. He believes that one must have faith in the justice system, otherwise there is no point in the first place. Another reason Batman could not kill the Joker or any other criminal is that he knew that if he crossed that line, he could never go back. It wasn’t that it was too hard to cross that line; it was too easy. He emphasized this point by referring to the Joker and saying “A day doesn't go by I don't think about subjecting him to every horrendous torture he's dealt out to others, and then end him.” If he were to kill one of his many enemies, there was no doubt he would soon after be joining their

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