Harley Quinn, Posion Ivy, Mr. Freeze, Scarecrow, the Riddler, Manbat, Two Face. What do all these Batman villains have in common? An advanced university degree!
With strict codes, keen sensitivity to their responsibility and often a tolerance to societal alienation, there are actually many characteristics from these fictional beings that we can and should emulate during the pandemic. Here’s some things we should do as demonstrated by the caped ‘COVID-19’ crusaders.
What have I learnt from loving these fictional role models? I’m glad you asked.
If we are to examine the worth of superheroes as models for our moral, behavioural physical behaviours, we need to understand that over time- as society’s expectations have grown even more impossible with technological advancements, photoshop and social media- so too have the unattainable, unrealistic nature of our superheroes. A childhood of flying men andContinue reading “Superhero Standards: Unrealistic Role Models or Inspirers of Morality?”
Bruce’s parental authority shouldn’t be undermined for his own personal vendettas and vengeance crusades at night. Batman and Robin. Perhaps the most polar opposite partners of any comic book, pop culture or fictional world, the Dynamic Duo of teenage circus ward and adult billionaire orphan are an enthralling combination. One bright, the other bold, BruceContinue reading “Philosophy in Batman: Doctrines of the Dynamic Duo”
AppleBelle was my childhood nickname that I still carry with me. Love, knowledge, wisdom, temptation, joy, death, nature, rebirth, luxury: the apple is a symbol of life and all its’ mysteries. A call to awakening, a realization: a bell heralds messages and pronounces. These meanings combined, AppleBelle is a symbol of an awakening and realization of life itself.Continue reading “July Issue ✍ AppleBelle Bi-Monthly Blog Bulletin”
Today, it’s getting batty…and catty. It’s the sixth edition of Minute Momentary Mind Insights and as per usual, I am exploring some philosophical notions in pop culture: this time, that contained within Tim Burton’s gothic Batman Returns. The specific quote is derived from Danni DeVito’s incarnation of the Penguin: “You’re just jealous cause I’m aContinue reading “Holy Minute Momentary Mind Insights! Batman”
Symbolic of female’s empowerment…and consequently man’s invalidity, the Amazons manage just fine without men. Themyscira…sounds feminine, right? A self-sufficient society on a paradise island, the all women race of Amazons in ‘Wonder Woman’ survive and flourish without men. As one interested in Greek-mythology -where Princess Diana derives from (named after the Roman/Greek moon goddess)- the islandContinue reading “Who Needs Men Anyway? Themyscira: The Women’s World”
And…here… we… go! Today’s second minute momentary mind insights is derived from (what in my nerdy opinion) is the greatest filmic characterisation of the Clown Prince of Crime: Heath Ledger’s Joker. Like most genius mega-minded maniacs, the Joker spoke continuous words of wisdom amidst insane and comical remarks. Two of these, as above, hold muchContinue reading “The Second Instalment of…Minute Momentary Mind Insights!”