A few years ago, I (Matthew Brake) co-wrote a piece for the Philosophy and Pop Culture blog on Daredevil and guilt:
“Father Lantom’s final point — that Matt’s guilty conscience indicates a wrongdoing for which he must make amends — is an unexpected shift, since Lantom previously says he ‘is sure that [it is] true’ that Matt has ‘done everything’ he could. Once the dialogue enters difficult terrain, Lantom resorts to a simple formula, even at the pain of inconsistency: if you feel guilty, you must have done something to warrant it. This is reminiscent of the Biblical tale of Job and his interlocutors, who despite being unable to identify a wrongdoing, insist that Job must have done something wrong, for why else would he be suffering?”
Read more here.