Batman is "Incorruptable" says the Joker

The Dark Knight has one rule: "No Killing." He demonstrates his uncompromising adherence to this rule by saving the Joker toward the end of the movie. The Joker, naturally, is entertained by Batman's display of incorruptibility. He can't understand Batman's dedication the same way that Batman can't entirely understand the Joker's zeal for anarchy.

The one thing that separates Gotham's handful of good guys from the swarms of bad guys is their incorruptibility. Commissioner Gordon and Batman join ranks in Batman Begins because, besides Rachel Dawes, they're the only ones with enough cahones to pursue justice for justice's sake. Later on, in the Dark Knight, Harvey Dent demonstrates a similar quality of gutsiness that wins him a place with Batman and Gordon.

At first the Joker wants to kill the Batman. Later on the Joker figures out a better way to beat Batman: Corrupt him. Even better, he sets out to corrupt the centerpiece of Batman's goals to bring justice to Gotham: Harvey Dent. Not only does Harvey mean a lot to Batman, he is the poster boy of Gotham's justice system. The Joker darkens Gotham by snuffing out the city's brightest burning light.

The Dark Knight's message about incorruptibility is also true in real life. A handful of people are like diamonds thrown amidst the sands of humanity, a rare few who are holding the whole world together. To resist evil is to swim against humanity's natural flow, but is at least a remnant that is bold enough to do this.

Throughout history God has reserved a handful of people for Himself. These are the few who who dare to open their minds and hearts up to His purifying influence. These are the people God uses to change the world for good.

4 comments:

Sledge said...

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UCP eCoordinator said...

I liked the post. However, I think that is what makes us human, imperfection. It is choice that drives us. Choice to turn toward the light or the darkness. Do we take the easy way when it is available to us or the hard way and be better persons for having done so?

Thanks for the post.

CruizD said...

Hey, interesting read!
I enjoyed it. I like the links you made with TDK to Christianity.

I can really see this angle of the film, or both films being pushed even further with more in depth analysis. :)

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