Batman comics first came out in the 1930"s during the great depression, the creator being bob cane. All creatures feel fear, especially the scary ones. His parents are shot and killed by a mugger, Bruce wayne personalizes this event and takes responsibility. He learns that security is temporary and fragile. Batman is faced with the opportunity to kill his parents killer when he brings a gun to court, but he does not. He avenges his parents death by fighting crime and seeking justice. He is a parallel to theodore roosevelt; they also had similar fathers. Roosevelt had a deep family tragedy (like bruce wayne), he had the opportunity to go to the badlands and commit suicide but he ended up becoming a crazy crime fighting cop on a bike. Bruce wayne conquers his fear of bats through planned purposeful exposure. Everyone has a socially accepted side and a shadow self.