Why do we love Bruce Wayne?

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by Jeremy DeFatta

Good day, everyone! After a couple of weeks of somewhat tangential diversions, I want to return to the original Batman himself, Bruce Wayne. There have been as many iterations of Bruce Wayne as there have been writers tackling the character and actors portraying him, but what is the real core of the character? Why does he endure and maintain such outrageous popularity?

As I pointed out initially, Batman is a product of the 1930s, one of the very first superheroes—the Dark Knight to Superman’s Sun God. He was created during the Great Depression. I don’t think it is any great leap in logic, and other writers may have commented on this before, to see Bruce Wayne as a thought experiment into what a good and useful rich man should be at a time of not only national, but global crisis.

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About Julian Munds

I possess a degree in Theatre and Drama from the University of Toronto. I own my own theatre company called Snobbish Theatre. We focus our work on new versions of classics.

Posted on January 29, 2014, in Batman, DC and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Hey, I said thanks for the reblog over on the site, but I want to say it here, too. This is part of a conversation about Batman we’ve been having for weeks now, and it doesn’t seem to be ending anytime soon. 🙂 Would love to know how you nice folks feel about him as a mytho-cultural figure sometime.

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