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This is an old thread and I assume you've already turned in your paper, but it's an interesting question so I wanted to share an answer. Like many good movies, The Dark Knight has several themes, but to me the primary theme of the movie is duty. The reason why I say this is because the primary conflicts of the film are centered around that theme: Joker - ...


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The death of Harvey Dent was going to be a huge blow to the city. Harvey had gotten rid of virtually all of corrupt crime in Gotham. Once word got out that he was dead, the public (I.E. the various newspapers, magazines and who knows who else) would naturally want to know the circumstances of his death. It would soon get out that Harvey had killed Maroni ...


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I think that the question "why did a self-sacrificing hero (which the Batman surely is) take the blame instead of framing somebody else?" doesn't make sense. To ask such a question properly, I think you'd have to make out a feasible alternative plan, taking into the account the current circumstances and the need to rig any evidence to fit Maroni and plenty ...


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It's really one of the main themes of "The Dark Knight." Like Hammer said, Batman and Commissioner Gordon both knew that this had to happen. You may have heard Commissioner Gordon say something like "He's not the hero they want, but he's the hero they need," referring to Harvey Dent. In other words, the implication is that the average citizen would want ...


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I asked the same question when watching it lately and while Origin's answer may be right in that he simply wanted to get absolutely sure, there might still be other reasons involved for directly approaching Fisher. Before Cobb hands him his drink, he brings the conversation to Fisher's father, saying what just seems a bit of flowery speech: Cobb: You ...



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