Originally Posted by Just_Human
Also, what I found interesting is that RAS advised Bruce to control his anger, or it would destroy him; in TDKR, in the pit, Bruce says **** it : " I'm angry "
And to add to that, when Bruce tries the second climb in a state of anger, he breaks off a brick and falls. So it "destroys him" in that sense.
Also another BB-TDKR parallel: Ra's talks to Bruce about the pain of losing a loved one (until the memory of your loved one is just poison in your veins), Blake talks to Bruce about the pain of losing a loved one (...to be angry in your bones). It stood out to me that they both use a physical analogy when discussing emotional pain. Thought it was interesting that both his mentor and his eventual successor open up to him in a similar way to show that they see themselves in Bruce.