Prof. Westengard | O628 | Fall 2022

Blog 9

The Batman adaptation I chose was Batman: Arkham Asylum. to keep it the short story is about batman trying to stop the riot happing in the Asylum that the joker started and he needs to also retake the Asylum from the joker while doing all of this he has to also defeat many of his villains that escape the Asylum. One Gothic element Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Ego both have a depressing tone. One Gothic element in Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Ego different form is the supernatural aspect, Batman: Ego doesn’t have a supernatural aspect to it while Batman: Arkham Asylum does have a supernatural aspect. Batman: Ego felt more gothic than Batman: Arkham Asylum because batman felt darker and this batman decision lead to a guy killing himself, it also had batman failing horribly to save him. Batman: Arkham Asylum reminds me of the book gothic “The System of Dr. Tarr and Prof. Fether” and it reminds me of it because both stories take place in an Asylum that have be taken over by its patient, the leader of the revolt being a crazy genius, and at the end of the revolt is Crush. The question if superheroes are Gothic depends on the hero batman has a gothic element and this can be shown in Batman: Arkham Asylum, in this game most of the villains are disturbing, and the Asylum itself has a very gothic theme. Other superheroes aren’t that gothic superman’s theme is more light-hearted but it doesn’t superman can’t have any gothic theme like other superheroes. batman.

1 Comment

  1. Dolma Tsering

    Hello Steven, I agree with your blog about how Dr. Tarr and Prof. Feather and Batman: Arkham Asylum are similar in plot.

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