Originally Posted by CConn
I never knew the real Bruce Wayne was a whiny little child who let everyone else he knows dictate his entire life.
If that was true, Bruce would have simply followed Ra's all the way and went through with his League of Shadows initiation. These movies have plenty of instances of Bruce taking certain actions in spite of the objection of those around him (Lucius, Rachel, Gordon, Alfred).
Yes, the Nolan films expounded upon their themes with some on the nose dialogue in some places, but that doesn't mean Bruce wasn't a fiercely driven self-made man with his own very personally developed sense of morals and idealism. It's just a fact of life that our own relationships and experience help shape our worldview. That doesn't make us any less individual.