In this task I will be focussing on the narrative
of the film: The dark knight rises and seeing if it
follows some famous theorists.
Levi strauss’s binary oppositions
The dark knight follows this
theory very closely as at the start
of the film the main character is
living peacefully undisturbed until
someone decides to break into his
house, which is the start of him re-entering
the world as his true self.
He then tries to get back the
stolen items in attempt to repair
the damage done, but these
stages continue for more than just
Propp’s character theory is
followed fairly closely as
there is a clear hero, villain,
donor, helper. But the helper
and the princess seem to be
the same character and there
is no father and no
dispatcher. The false hero is
presented as a friend rather
than another hero.
His theory of binary opposites is quite clear
and there is a theme of good vs evil,
concerning the main hero and the villain.
Batman is the justice and righteousness,
whereas the Joker is the pure chaos and evil