Lust,greed,revenge and a hunger for attension are all compulsions,that can lead human being into life of crime.But The Dark Knight deadliest enemy is perhaps difficult to fathom.And to unlock his secrets requires a journey,into the ultimate heart of darkness.Of all the evil doers,none is more explosive or unpredictable ,homicidal nemesis known as Joker..
Introduced by DC comics in 1940.Joker intially had no back story. Over the years,the several version of his history have been written.Describing character’s maniacal metamorphosis.One involves a tragedy in which joker falls into a vat of chemicals
And became disfigured…
The accident not only changed his appearance,but also twisted his mind..
Most characters can justify the terrible things they do as “I am doing this for my family I am doing this because world hates me.
“Some men aren’t looking for anything logical.They can’t b bought,bullied, reasoned o negotiated with.
Criminals are usually motivated by desire to gain greater wealth or to gain greater Power or to take some Form of deep Revenge.Clear motivation which is understandable,what promting their bahaviour.
But with the case of joker is different.He is not even necessarily after money o power or any sort of Traditional things..
Joker has agenda of Choas…
He believed in pychosis and Narcism,thats hardest evil to fight.Joker is the logical responce to character like batman..
They are dark reflections of each other.Both are highly talented and gifted at what they do.
Every Yin has a Yang
Every positive has a negative
Joker is complete raving lunatic.According to him,presence of random injustice means there is no justice..He is threatening the premise of Batman’s existence.Joker is the perfect opponent for the dark knight.An elemental force of Choas with supernatural charisma,planning and great luck..In the dark knight, joker didn’t have any origin story.
Evil is characterized by Radical Indifference to Good.. Joker destroys the good..
“Madness is just like a gravity,it all requires a little push”
He wants to prove the fact,that everybody has a price,nobody is pure that even Batman can be bought or leverage which makes him compromise his principles.This story actually makes his character most terrifying and Relevant..
Antogonist must b powerful,as harder the struggle for Protogonist,more compelling the story..
“Create an opponent…who is exceptionally good at attacking your hero’s greatest weakness.”
But joker doesn’t fear death,he actually wants batman to kill him so that he can break off his moral codes and ethics.
He knows the Batman’s morality takes the form of one rule,’he doesn’t kill people’.. The more Choas the Joker causes,the more people he kills,further he reaveLs that Batman’s morality codes can b his weakness.
Joker doesn’t only plan to beat batman,but to show Gotham it’s true colours by pressuring the Protogonist into different Choices..
“True character is reaveled in the choices a human being makes under pressure-the greater the pressure,the deeper the revelation,the truer the choice to the character’s essential nature.”
Joker proves to be ustoppable,always one step ahead of batman.Pressue on batman increases as people keep on dying.Joker forces Batman to choose between His Lady Love and soul of Gotham.For choosing Love,batman reavals he is unwilling to sacrifice for greater good of his city.But with the joker,things are never really that simple..
Batman is forced to face his True self.Joker is pressuring the Batman to reveal his own self identity..
CHOAS VS LAW AND ORDER
They are both competing for the soul of Gotham..They aren’t competing for the survival of humanity.Batman resolve deepens because of Joker.
“All leberation affects good and evil equally.The Liberation of morals and mind Entails Crimes and Catastrophes.The liberation of law and pleasure leads Inevitably to the liberation of crime
The Dark Knight shines when the forces of antogonist grows on Protogonist.
Batman and joker are totally linked as they are different sides of Same Dark Coin..The pressure of antogonist made Batman to realise the fact that he has limits…
Joker is the not great Villian because of Insane laugh or Difficult asscent,he is great because he has profound and specific effect on the Protogonist..He is responsible for creative his own meaning.This is what happens
“When a unstoppable force meets a immovable object..”