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Old 05-12-2013, 11:33 AM   #875
Tacit Ronin
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Default Re: The TDKR General Discussion Thread - - - - - - - - - - - - Part 144

To me, this is all easily explained by the fact that Batman is more than just a man, but a symbol. Symbols can do things people can't. They can hold meaning even in the absence of the people who created them- a key point in the whole trilogy. That's what I take from it when Batman says, "I can do those things...unlike Dent."
The symbol was broken at the end of 'knight', figuratively and literally. TDKR was the gradual rebuilding of his symbolic status staring with rebirth, absence, Return and Blake, right?

Alan Moore on comics:

They've lost a lot of their original innocence, and they can't get that back. And, they're stuck, it seems, in this kind of depressive ghetto of grimness and psychosis. I'm not too proud of being the author of that regrettable trend.

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