The Lion, the Fox, and the Bat: The Animal Nature of Machiavelli’s The Prince and Batman

@inproceedings{Goff2019TheLT,
  title={The Lion, the Fox, and the Bat: The Animal Nature of Machiavelli’s The Prince and Batman},
  author={Daniel V. Goff},
  year={2019}
}
The purpose of this chapter is to analyze the significance of Machiavelli’s recommendation that the Prince embody the lion and the fox and compare those findings to Bruce Wayne’s choice to take the bat as his symbol. Taking examples from Machiavelli’s “The Prince” and selected Batman comics the concept of animal nature will be explored. Both Machiavelli and Batman utilize fear as a basis of power, which serves as a useful lens to examine the murder of Remirro de Orco which rendered the people… CONTINUE READING

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