Originally Posted by shauner111
Even if Nolan didnt mean it in that way, all art is open to interpretation. And it makes that line have more meaning to Banes character if we choose to think of it in that way. Nothing wrong with that.
Absolutely. Myths are meant for us to dive into and derive meaning from. These characters are total archetypes, they're giant walking metaphors. And the films explicitly deal with a struggle of ideals and the power of symbols.
The immediate, plot reason for the line was to set up Talia's reveal. But to say the line doesn't offer a window into a contrasting nature between Batman and Bane, where one had the strength to escape the pit (another giant metaphor) while one didn't...it forsakes a larger view of the movie and the characters.