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Batman’s Remarkable Hero’s Journey: The Dark Knight TrilogyHeroic Transformation: How Heroes Change Themselves and the World (2019)
The purpose of this chapter is to describe the journey and transformations that turn an ordinary man, Bruce Wayne, into a civil-hero (Franco, Blau & Zimbardo, 2011). Bruce takes three specific pathways to transformation: dependence to autonomy, egocentricity to sociocentricity, and stagnation to growth. Through his journey he experiences multiple transformations that are moral, intellectual, emotional, and physical in nature (Allison & Goethals, 2017; Goethals & Allison, 2014). With each pathway taken and transformation completed, Bruce becomes more than just a man; he becomes a legend. His journey has three main stages: departure, initiation, and return (Allison, Goethals & Kramer, 2017). With the completion of each phase in his expedition, Bruce grows further from ordinary and gets closer to achieving true heroism.
- Bruce Wayne,
- Gotham City hero
Citation InformationDeclan H Scanlon. "Batman’s Remarkable Hero’s Journey: The Dark Knight Trilogy" Heroic Transformation: How Heroes Change Themselves and the World (2019)
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