My name is Eric, and I have always had an interest in writing, which I am just starting to nurture seriously. I enjoy both reading and writing about many topics, including, but not limited to, politics, economics, and social issues
My name is Eric, and I have always had an interest in writing, which I am just starting to nurture seriously. I enjoy both reading and writing about many topics, including, but not limited to, politics, economics, and social issues . . . but also fiction.
Along with intellectual curiosity, I possess strong grammar skills, a decent vocabulary, and am a fantastic speller And I speak, read, and write fluent Spanish.
As far as technical skills go, I have had some experience with WordPress development, including working with HTML5, CSS, and PHP.
The Batman piece below, a persuasive essay on whether Batman is a force for good or not, is the most recent thing I have written.
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BATMAN PERSUASIVE ESSAY
“Evil forges a tornado. But goodness battles in a straight line.”
- Caris Roane, Born of Ashes
The pro-Batman argument ultimately rests on the fact that he is necessary. The Joker, unlike common criminals, exhibits no desire for financial or material gain, no indication of wanting any personal relationships (sexual or platonic), and no drive for setting up a formal power structure for him to sit atop. His statement to Batman, “I don’t want to kill you. You complete me,” reveals that while he deals in violence, violence itself is merely a means to achieve his ultimate goal: anarchy. “I’m an agent of chaos,” he says. “Introduce a little chaos and you get anarchy. And the thing about anarchy is, it’s fair.”
To members who see themselves as being treated unfairly by society, anarchy might seem appealing, as it turns the social ladder upside down and gives them an opportunity to change their place in the world. The problem with anarchy, however, is that it is temporary. Whenever a vacuum of power exists, it will soon be filled. Eventually, the person with the largest gun wins out, a new power structure is put in place, anarchy no longer exists, and one set of rulers has merely been traded for another.
A sense of order, then, is preferable to disorder, regardless of where one stands in the social structure. Because of his unique drive for chaos, the Joker does not exist above the law, like other criminals, but rather outside of it. It is this potential for massive disorder which provides the extenuating circumstances and the need for Batman to also exist outside of the law in his attempt to defeat him.
Whether Batman is a rule-breaker or not is indisputable; he certainly is. And sometimes people die when Batman breaks rules during his crime-fighting efforts. But those still undecided about whether Batman is a good, necessary force or not should simply consider how much more harm would fall on the citizens of Gotham if he were not around at all.