Bryon's "Childe Harold's Pilgrimage": The Byronic Hero

In Byron's poem, "Childe Harold's Pilgrimage" the main character is
portrayed as a dark brooding man, who doesn't like society and wants to escape
from the world because of his discontent with it. Through the poem we see the
strong resemblance the Byronic hero has to many of todays popular characters,
such as Batman.
In the third stanza of the poem we learn that Childe Harold is the product
of a long line of nobility. Childe Harold, was he hight-but whence his name
and lineage long. Bruce Wayne who is Batman is too the product of an extremely
wealthy family. As with Bruce Wayne, Childe Harold is bothered by his
family ties. But one sad lose ruins the name for ay. This ...

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Harold tells us that Childe Harold is unhappy and
upset with the society around him. Then loathed he in his native land to dwell,
which seemed to him more lone than Eremite's sad cell. Childe Harold is
extremely miserable with the societyin which he is forced to live. He feels so
isolated that he compares his life to that of a hermit's. Stanza ten reads If
he had friends, he bade adieu to none. This proves that Childe Harold did not
have many friends, and if he did their friendship was not highly valued. Bruce
Wayne too comes across as an extremely depressed and alone individual. He has n
o friends in the films, except for Alfred his butler. Both characters share
the same feeling of disassociation. Neither has the desire to associate with
others than themselves.
There is a woman in the lives of Childe Harold's life and Bruce Wayne.
Had sighed to many but though he loved but one, and that loved one, alas could
ne'er be his. This woman as explained in the ...

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