Hi my dear friends, are you fond of comics? Today we are going to know a bit more about BATMAN and his violent hometown "GOTHAM".
Hola mis queridos amigos,¿sois aficionados a los comics? Hoy vamos a saber un poquito más sobre Batman y su violenta ciudad natal "GOTHAM".
Info: Speak Up Magazine.
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GOTHAM CITY / BATMAN'S VIOLENT HOME
Like all Batman movies, "The Dark Knight Rises" is set in Gotham City. Gotham City is a major economic centre located on the northeast coast of America. It has major industries such as Ace Chemical Processing, Incorporated. This is where the Joker fell into a vat of chemicals. There is the Diamond District, famous for its jewellers. This district was ruled by the Penguin. The Penguin also dominated the celebrated Fashion District. Then there is the East End, where Italian and Irish criminals fight for control. This is also the location of Crime Alley, where Batman's parents were murdered.
Another important landmark is Arkham Asylum. Gotham's insane super villains are imprisoned here. In contrast, we can go uptown to Gotham Heights. Here we find Wayne Manor, a stylish country home. Bruce Wayne (Batman's real name) lives here. It is also, of course, the location of Batman's famous base, the Batcave.
NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Is Gotham City based on New York? Well, Gotham City is one of New York's nicknames. In the 19th century the writer Washington Irving compared New York to a corrupt English village, Gotham in Nottinghamshire. The people of this village pretended to suffer from a dangerous plague. In this way they avoided visits from the taxman. Irving was writing about the corruption of New York.
Many New York businesses adopted Gotham as their name. Batman writer Bill Finger remembers: "Originally, I liked the names Civic City, Capital City and Coast City. Then I saw the name Gotham Jewellers in a New York phonebook. That was it: Gotham City!"
Finger didn't call it New York City because he wanted everyone to identify with the story. Ironically director Christopher Nolan chose Chicago as the main location for his film "The Dark Knight Rises".
GOTHAM CITY'S HISTORY
Gotham City's history is very similar to that of New York City.
It was founded by a Norwegian mercenary. Later the English took control of the City.
New York City was founded by the Dutch. It was originally called New Amsterdam. During the American Revolutionary War, Gotham City was the location of an important battle. Gotham City appears in other DC comics: the story of this battle takes place in the Tomahawk series, for example, New York was the site of the Battle of Brooklyn in 1776.
On the other hand, Gotham City has suffered terrible disasters. The city was hit by a virus called the Clench. The city survived, but immediately after this, there was a terrible earthquake. It measured 7.6 on the Richter Scale.
THE ORIGIN OF THE NAME
Gotham was a village in a farming region in Nottinghamshire. The name Gotham comes from Old English: "gat" was goat and "ham" was home. So Gotham means "goat home!" (goat farm)
-TO WOUND: herir.
-TO SHOUT: gritar.
-VAT: cuba, tanque.
-CHEMICAL: sustancia química.
-TO RULE: controlar, gobernar.
-LANDMARK: lugar emblemático.
-TAXMAN: recaudador de impuestos.
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