Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Topics for Discussion

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Is vigilantism good or bad for society? Taken in this context, is Batman good or bad? Explain and give examples.

Was Bruce Wayne's transformation back to Batman inevitable? Explain.

Were Bruce's inner conflicts ever fully reconciled? Provide examples as to why or why not.

If it weren't for Batman's return, would the Joker have ever recovered? Do you think it was inevitable for him to return to a life of crime or was there hope for him? Explain why.

There are several characters in the book that lead double lives and are conflicted as a direct result. One character living a double life that does not appear conflicted is Carrie Kelley as Robin. Why do you think this is the case?

Gotham's new police commissioner felt that Batman's actions were dangerous and illegal. Do you think that this is the case? Was Gotham better off with Batman's...

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