Gotham city is absolutely one of the more recognizable locations of any false place. Regardless if it is supposed to represent New York, if anyone on the street were to ask you about Gotham city, the majority of the population would know what it is in reference to. There was a lot of very interesting information in this article about the importance, or significance of Gotham city specifically in regards to the franchise of Batman. I thought that what was most interesting was that it is noted that Gotham is a necessity for Batman as it is due to Gotham’s malevolent nature that readers are able to cope with the sometimes over reacting actions from Batman. The article states, “Gotham City is a trademarked term; it is the site of an origin myth and generator of a related iterative narrative; and it is both setting and condition for the Batman’s Sisyphean struggle to extract justice from irrepressible criminal underclass” (128). This line makes me feel that if there was no Gotham in Batman, the franchise would not be as popular. It seems as though Gotham is the key to the story and the actions that take place. I remember when watching the first Dark Knight film by Christopher Nolan, and there is a scene when Rachel takes Bruce down into the ghetto part of town, she is trying to show him how corrupt the city has become. The entire scene shows Gotham at its worst and now looking back, I realize that it may have been the most if not one of the most crucial plot points in the film. Without the knowledge of Gotham’s corruptness and the rest of the city’s evil features, the audience have nothing to compare to Batman’s actions. From what the article is stating, it seems that without a crime filled Gotham, Batman does not succeed and I do not know how I feel about that.