Observations-The Dark Knight

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Jessica Kern The DARK KNIGHT OBSERVATIONS You will be graded on the insight and application that you give in your answers based on the concepts that were taught in class and in the text. Please have at least two answers or illustrations for each question. Please type your responses. Submit a hard copy of your completed observations sheet at the beginning of class. 1. Batman and the Joker are very different. Using OB principles, explain motivational differences between the two characters. List quotes and actions that you believe really demonstrate this. The Joker appears to be both extrinsically and intrinsically motivated. He is extrinsically motivated because he wants the status quo to be “normal,” he likes to keep people guessing, and he doesn’t want one person to come out on top. After Batman flips over the semi-truck, the Joker wants Batman to hit him. He stands there and repeatedly says, “Hit me. Hit me. Come on, hit me…” Batman shows that they are different by not hitting him and that he has morals and standards. If Batman and the Joker were the same, Batman would have hit the Joker. For the Joker, it wasn’t about the money, it was about sending a message. Batman is also both extrinsically and intrinsically motivated. Batman is extrinsically motivated by the death of both his parents and later on in the movie, by the death of Rachel Dawes. As an affect of the death of his loved ones, Batman becomes intrinsically motivated because he doesn’t want anyone else to see the death of their loved ones and he also has a burning desire to see justice done. Batman is truly “incorruptible” as the Joker puts it. Batman puts other peoples’ interests first by not letting the city’s spirits break, especially as he sacrifices himself at the end of the movie for the greater good. Batman made the ultimate sacrifice by taking the blame for Harvey’s actions so that everything they had worked for would not go to waste and so that the people would not know that he had turned at the end. Batman stated, “that you either die a hero or you live long enough to see yourself become a villain. I can do those things because I am not a hero.” Jim Gordon put it best when he said,
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This note was uploaded on 04/22/2011 for the course ORG B 321 taught by Professor Kristendetienne during the Fall '10 term at BYU.

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