Originally Posted by MagnarTheGreat
I find it silly that some Russian guy writing a research paper caused Bruce to lock himself away from the world and lose his mind (even more) enough to be shooting arrows at the help. Rachel and Dent's deaths didn't make Bruce become a recluse, but Pavel did. It's wack.
It isnt only that. What you said only adds to his condition as a failure...as Bruce. The other two movies already showed us very heavy consequences to himself.
Him being locked is how he responds to the situation of being unable to live as a normal human being , and at the same time seeing his role as vigilante being completely irrelevant to Gotham. He feels completely disconnected from the world. He closes himself. But he isnt free of the grudge he lived his whole life. The darkness that consumes him ....the one he needs to rise from