One of the underlying, yet obvious themes in the world of Batman is indeed inequality. Gotham city’s slow descent into madness does not only parallel the characters in this bat-shit crazy city, it is the characters themselves that exemplifies the theme itself. In fact, I can confidently say that if inequality was not a hole in which Gotham descended in, then the the entire story of Gotham would have been entirely altered. Batman, Joker, Bane, Ras Al’ Ghul are all symptoms of a diseased city, and one of these diseases is inequality - depraved and insane in every which way. In the end, it seems to me that Batman seen as a solution to Gotham’s is comparable to putting a band-aid to gaping wound, however he is the band-aid that Gotham deserves momentarily.