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Bruce Wayne’s Heroic Journey: The Everlasting Quest for JusticeHeroic Transformation: How Heroes Change Themselves and the World (2019)
Throughout this chapter, I provide an analysis of Bruce Wayne’s heroic trans-formation from a young boy filled with fear to the masked man called “Batman” who conquers injustice. While there are many variations of the character since Batman first appeared in comics in 1939, created by Bob Kane, I will focus primarily on Christopher Nolan’s interpretation in The Dark Knight Trilogy and Batman Begins to decipher Bruce Wayne’s transformative journey. I describe how this heroic transformation commences, what allows it to prosper and what concludes his heroic tale. An important aspect of Bruce Wayne’s journey to heroism is that it is almost exclusively internal as he continuously fights his inner demons of morality and fear. The concluding thoughts will focus primarily on the importance of Bruce Wayne’s heroic transformation as it pertains to the greater good of society, in this case Gotham City, in the face of villainous threats.
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Citation InformationMichael D Loughran. "Bruce Wayne’s Heroic Journey: The Everlasting Quest for Justice" Heroic Transformation: How Heroes Change Themselves and the World (2019)
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