Re: The Official Rate/Review Thread for TDKR (TAG SPOILERS!!!) - Part 3
I think it wasn't that simple though. He harbored that death wish for who knows how much time. In the Pit, there was still possibility that he couldn't get out, and to be unable to do nothing to save Gotham scared Bruce.
I do fear death. I fear dying in here while my city burns with no one there to save it.
Whereas while flying the Bat, it is all done. There was nothing more, he could leave, Gotham was secure. But Bruce gave himself a chance not only to live, but to be finally happy.
A hero can be anyone. Even a man doing something as simple and reassuring as putting a coat around a young boy's shoulders to let him know that the world hadn't ended.