English 286: Analysis of The Dark Knight By Devon Goodnight An overview of one of Hollywood’s biggest and best films to date and its viewing experience. Skip to Quiz! Next Help Table of Contents 7. Primary Characters of Shakespeare 1. How to use PowerPoint and The Dark Knight 2. 3. 4. 5. Learners Environment Objectives Overview of The Dark Knight 1. Act 1 2. Act 2 3. Act 3 4. Act 4 6. Intro to Characterization 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. Bruce Wayne/Batman Hamlet The Joker Puck/Lady Macbeth Harvey Dent Macbeth/Romeo Alfred Pennyworth Friar Laurence Rachael Dawes Helena Comm. James Gordon Macduff Lucius Fox Mercutio 8. Review Video 9. Quiz 1. Directions Previous Skip to Quiz! Help Next How to use this PowerPoint You will have 5 tool buttons to help you through the activity. Click a button to find out what it does: Teacher Skip to Quiz! Student Learners Students of English 286 who are interested in film and have knowledge of Shakespeare Previous Home Help Next Environment • Learner and or students will be using this PowerPoint on their laptops • Challenges learners to know and understand PowerPoint and the film Previous Home Next Objectives • Develop critical thinking skills • Develop skills in listening and visualization • Given the info, students will be able to analyze characters through an evaluation by quiz Previous Home Next Overview of The Dark Knight Previous Home Skip to Quiz! Help Next The Dark Knight: Act 1 Skip to Quiz! Previous Home Next Act 1 1. The film begins with the Joker robbing a bank ran by the mob. 2. Because of this, Batman and Gotham City police Lieutenant Jim Gordon identify a city bank. However, to get a case, they must enlist the help of the District Attorney’s. Previous Next Act 1: (Continued) 3. Bruce Wayne (Batman’s true identity) spies on his love, Assistant DA Rachael Dawes, who happens to also like DA Harvey Dent, the DA Batman and Gordon must team with. Bruce still has feelings for Rachael. Harvey is everything Bruce and Batman is, but doesn’t have to wear a mask. 4. Later, the Joker walks in on Gotham’s mob bosses and tells them he’s now running Gotham’s crime organization and the only way to succeed is killing Batman. Previous Next Summary of Act 1 1. Joker is an instigator 2. Harvey is a golden boy 3. Bruce and Rachael have a past relationship Previous Next The Dark Knight: Act 2 Skip to Quiz! Previous Home Next Act 2: 1. At Harvey’s party, Rachael gives Bruce an ultimatum to pick either continuing his life as Batman or live full-time as Bruce to potentially be her, but he can’t have both. 2. The Joker crashes the party, but not before killing a Gotham City judge and the police commissioner across town. After a battle however, Batman saves the day by rescuing Rachael and the other party guests. Previous Next Act 2: (Continued) 3. Funerals are held for the judge and police commissioner. The Joker tries to kill the mayor, but Gordon takes the bullet. Other cops are killed in the riot that follows. 4. Gotham citizens are outraged. Harvey calls a press conference to address the current situation. Citizens want Batman to come forward about his identity. Just as Bruce is about to confess, Harvey does instead. Previous Next Summary of Act 2 1. Harvey stands up for what is right, even if it’s at his expense 2. The Joker is a good planner 3. Jim Gordon puts others before himself. Previous Next The Dark Knight: Act 3 Skip to Quiz! Previous Home Next Act 3 1. Harvey is taken into custody by Gotham Police and on the way to the police station, the Joker tries to kill him 2. Batman stops the Joker and is taken into custody by (a “Resurrected”) Jim Gordon Previous Next Act 3: (Continued) 3. Gordon becomes police commissioner for his dedicated efforts of putting the Joker in jail. Meanwhile, Harvey and Rachael are kidnapped, giving the Joker the upper hand 4. The Joker tells Batman he can only save one. He and Gordon try to save both Rachael blown up in a building. Batman saves Harvey, leaving him disfigured however. The Joker escapes Previous Next Act 3: (Continued) 5. Harvey, now soulless, is paid a visit by the Joker, who turns him evil and blows up the hospital for Harvey to escape. 6. Bruce is upset because of Rachael’s death, mainly because he thought she loved him over Dent, even though she agreed to marry Harvey without telling him. Previous Next Summary of Act 3 1. Gordon’s actions shows dedication and hard work can be rewarded 2. Even the best (Harvey) can truly have a downfall 3. Even Batman is human and can fail Previous Next The Dark Knight: Act 4 Skip to Quiz! Previous Home Next Act 4: 1. With Gotham City worse than ever, Bruce decides the best thing to do is top the joker and stop everybody from going insane 2. He enlists Lucius to help him use private security to stop the Joker. Lucius agrees to help, but says he will resign afterwards. Previous Next Act 4: (Continued) 3. Meanwhile, an angry and insane Harvey gets revenge on everybody he believes is responsible for Rachael’s death. 4. Batman and Lucius stop the Joker’s plans and is finally put in jail and done with. 5. Harvey calls Gordon to tell him he kidnapped his kids Previous Next Act 4: (Continued) 6. Batman and Gordon show up at an abandon building to save Gordon’s family. A three way argument occurs between Harvey, Gordon, and Batman about what went right and wrong. Batman tackles Harvey to his death. 7. Batman/Bruce believes he’s responsible for everything that has happened. He decides to quit as let Dent’s good legacy live and his bad actions stay away from the public. Previous Next Summary of Act 4 1. Lucius, a mentor and friend, is their when Bruce needs him, even if it is against his values. 2. Harvey becomes everything he tried to fight against. 3. Bruce must risk what he stands for, for the good of everyone else. Previous Next Intro: Comparison of The Dark Knight to Shakespeare characters Skip to Quiz! Home Previous Next Characters Skip to Quiz! Home Previous Next Bruce Wayne/Batman •Foil to the Joker and Harvey Dent •Billionaire dedicated to protecting Gotham City from criminals by night •Protagonist •Although he acts like Bruce Wayne, he really is Batman underneath •Batman is a tool to make the world better •Very unsure about what he wants Previous Skip to Quiz! Home Next Hamlet •There’s always more to him than meets the eye •Behaves impulsively, like Batman •Contemplates suicide just like Bruce doesn’t want to be Batman anymore •Very unsure of what he truly wants Previous Skip to Quiz! Home Next The Joker •Foil to Batman and Harvey Dent •Psychotic clown with zero empathy •Desire is to upset social order through crime •Defines himself through conflict with Batman •Antagonist •Knows what he wants Previous Skip to Quiz! Home Next Puck/Lady Macbeth Previous •No real character development •Mischievous, quick-witted •Bizarre looking •Humorous •Frightening •No empathy •Manipulative Skip to Home Quiz! Next Harvey Dent •Anti-hero, Antagonist •Character foil to Batman and the Joker •Not a pure villain •Drives by his will to do pure good Previous Skip to Quiz! Home Next Macbeth/Romeo • http://www.library.dal.ca/archives/doyle/imag es/10_11.jpg •Heroic at first but becomes evil •Brave ambitious •Can’t conquer guilt •Deep capacity for love •Intelligent •Angry Previous Skip to Quiz! Home Next Alfred Pennyworth Previous Skip to Quiz! •Supporting character •Butler, Confidante, Farther figure •Labeled as Batman’s Batman •Very well rounded, knowledgeable •Static character Home Next Friar Lawrence •Kind-hearted •Knowledgeable •Father figure •Plans are well-conceived •Well intentioned Previous Skip to Quiz! Home Next Rachael Dawes • Supporting character, love interest of Bruce and Harvey • Stands for her morals • One of the few people that knows of Batman’s true identity Previous Skip to Quiz! Home Next Helena •Knows what she wants •Wise •Sure of herself •Confused in the main love-triangle Previous Skip to Quiz! Home Next Comm. James Gordon •Incorruptible •Strong, Heroic, and understated •Mutual friendship with Batman and Harvey •Everything is done for the greater good Previous Skip to Quiz! Home Next Macduff •Pure good •Always does the right thing •Accepts his faults •Will put family aside for the greater good Previous Skip to Quiz! Home Next Lucius Fox •Head of Wayne Enterprises •Knows Batman’ identity •Ethical, Voice of Reason •Valuable to Bruce’s empire Previous Skip to Quiz! Home Next Mercutio •Quick-witted •Clever •Funny •Mocks Romeo as Lucius does to Bruce as points •Loyal Previous Skip to Quiz! Home Next Review Previous Home Next Time For The Quiz! Previous Home Next You have 15 minutes to answer 5 questions Click here to begin Home 1. What characteristics best describe Jim Gordon and Macduff? A. Quick-witted and Comedic B. Loyal, Right-doing C. Father-figure, Well-rounded D. Bizarre-looking, Psychotic Correct Continue OOPS! Wrong Answer Try Again 2. Which quote is said by Harvey Dent? A. “You either die a hero or live long enough to see yourself become the villain.” B. “Wanna know how I got these scars?” C. “Some men just want to watch the world burn.” D. “I’m not the one wearing hockey pads.” Correct Continue OOPS! Wrong Answer Try Again 3. Which characters do not match up? A. Bruce/Hamlet B. Joker/Lady Macbeth C. Rachael/Helena D. Jim/Mercutio Correct Continue OOPS! Wrong Answer Try Again 4. Which of the following characters are foils of each other? A. Alfred/Jim B. Joker/Lucius C. Batman/Joker D. Rachael/Harvey Correct Continue OOPS! Wrong Answer Try Again 5. Which character does not know Batman’s identity? A. Alfred B. Harvey C. Rachael D. Lucius Correct Continue OOPS! Wrong Answer Try Again Congrats! You have finished! Please print out your results and hand them into your instructor.