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Batman as Byronic Hero
A look at how the Byronic hero has influenced the conception of modern pop-culture heroes such as Batman.
# 127008 | 1,000 words | 8 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Literature (English) , Sociology (General)

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An examination of how pop-culture hero Batman exemplifies traits of the Byronic hero, using Byron's "Manfred" as textual support.

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"The both romanticized and flawed character whose presence is seen throughout the writings of Lord Byron, specifically in his poem "Manfred", known as the Byronic hero, has undoubtedly influenced the conception of modern pop-culture heroes. One such example is evinced by the brooding, eternally tormented yet relentlessly righteous character we have come to know and love - Batman. In both terms of his existence as a hero and the events which served as impetus to his decision to fight crime on the streets..."

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