discussion on comic the killing joke

we have a book:

Title: The Killing Joke

Author: Alan Moore

Publisher: DC

ISBN: 978-1-4012-1667-2

The course materials are attached below. We have 2 discussion questions, and each one required 250 words. All the details I listed:


Directions: list a few literary elements present in The Killing Joke. Then choose one of those literary elements and describe how it is employed or how it manifests in the text. For example, you could identify a theme in the story, or you could discuss a metaphor you believe is present in the text. You can also include literary elements/devices not mentioned in the introductory lesson.

Since we have already covered protagonist/antagonist in the first discussion board, please avoid using it here.

Finally, don’t forget to include direct quotes if possible.

Reference specific incidents (using panel and page reference when possible)


Posts should meet a minimum requirement of 250 words.

Please be sure that your posts are grammatically clean and your sentences are coherent.


Directions: Google search “Erikson’s Stages of Psychosocial Development.” Acquaint yourself with the theory, then answer the following:

1. Which psychosocial stage of development do you believe Joker is at? Why?

2. What psychosocial stage of development do you believe Batman is at? Why?

You may review the Culminating Lesson in this week’s folder for more on Erikson’s stages and conducting a psychological analysis of a literary work.

It should go without saying, but I’ll say it anyway: refer to the text we read in class. You can’t conduct a basic literary analysis without referring specifically to the text.