Re: Clearing up the ending of TDKR (MUST READ)
Agreed. Plus look at the deeper meaning of a "symbol": a symbol is a universal, unifying rallying point for hope and justice in a world wholly lacking in both. This is exemplified by Blake tossing aside his badge after being betrayed by the very people he associated his own ideals with. And Bruce sees in him an able and willing heir to the mantle throughout the film. Blake is driven by rage but not WHOLLY, rather his rage is funneled into and through a desire to simply do good for the people who can't otherwise do good for themselves. To give hope to those people who have none.