Persuasive Essay Chapter 4

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But I know the rage that drives you. That impossible anger strangIing the grief until the memory of your loved one is just poison in your veins. And one day, you catch yourself wishing the person you loved had never existed so you'd be spared your pain.

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Bats frighten me. It's time my enemies shared my dread.

I think you and your friend have found the last game in town. where it hurts, their wallets. It's bold. You gonna count me in?

It's not just your name, sir. It's your father's name. And it's all that's left of him. Don't destroy it.

Batman may have made the front page but Bruce Wayne got pushed to page eight.

Look around you. You'll see two councilmen, a union official, couple off-duty cops and a judge. I wouldn't have a second's hesitation of blowing your head off in front of them. Now, that's power you can't buy. That's the power of fear.

Gotham's time has come.

Criminals thrive on the indulgence of society's understanding.

Are you so desperate to fight criminals that you lock yourself in to take them on one at a time ?

Do you want my opinion? You need to lighten up.

I'll be standing where l belong. Between you and the peopIe of Gotham.

You have learn to bury your guilt with anger. I will teach you to confront it and to face the truth.

I just want my phone call.

Oh, hee-hee, aha. Ha, ooh, hee, ha-ha, ha-ha. And I thought my jokes were bad.

Death does not wait for you to be ready! Death is not considerate of fair! And make no mistake, here you face death. Tiger. Jujitsu. Panther. You're skilled. But this is not a dance. And you are afraid. But not of me. Tell us Mr. Wayne, what do you fear?

A little the worse for wear, I'm afraid.

Just know that there are those of us who care about what you do with your future.

Breathe in your fears. Face them. To conquer fear, you must become fear. You must bask in the fear of other men. And men fear most what they cannot see. You have to become a terrible thought. A wraith. You have to become an idea! Feel terror cloud your senses. Feel its power to distort. To control. And know that this power can be yours. Embrace your worst fear. Become one with the darkness.

The first time I stole so that I wouldn't starve, yes. I lost many assumptions about the simple nature of right and wrong. And when I traveled I learned the fear before a crime and the thrill of success. But I never became one of them.

You have inspired good. But you spat in the faces of Gotham's criminals. Didn't you think there might be casualties? Things always get worse before they get better.

Why do we fall, sir? So that we can learn to pick ourselves up.

Does it come in black?

To manipulate the fears in others, you must first master your own. Are you ready to begin?

Tomorrow, you will be released. If you are bored of brawling with thieves and want to achieve something there is a rare blue flower that grows on the eastern slopes. Pick one of these flowers. If you can carry it to the top of the mountain, you may find what you were looking for in the first place.

Swear to me!

This is what happens when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object.

How about a magic trick? I'm gonna make this pencil disappear. Ta-da!

Justice is about harmony. Revenge is about you making yourself feel better.

You have nothing, nothing to threaten me with. Nothing to do with all your strength.

You care about justice? Look beyond your own pain, Bruce. This city is rotting.

Never underestimate Gotham City. People get mugged coming home from work every day of the week. Sometimes things just go bad.

I'm not sure you made it loud enough, sir.

Your anger gives you great power. But if you Iet it, it will destroy you as it almost did me.

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