Originally Posted by BatLobsterRises
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.
Although it becomes irritating to attribute a metaphor or deeper meaning to every single line in a movie in a contrived manner, I think this is an instance where you can regard what is being said at more than face value.