beccaelizabeth (beccaelizabeth) wrote,
beccaelizabeth
beccaelizabeth

Batman

I know superheroes, as a genre, are basically ‘let’s solve problems with violence!’

But Batman as a fantasy of justice specifically works against his context: he’s in the most violent and corrupt version of America’s nightmares, fighting crime without a gun and with a specific commitment not to kill, and he isn’t interested in making money out of it.

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