Originally Posted by Polaris23
It's never more clear than it is in Batman's first fight with Bane that he had a deathwish.
The deathwish is just scratching the surface with Bruce's mindset going into his first encounter with Bane. Bruce having had Alfred not only leave him because of his obsession to be Batman, but also revealing to him that Rachel was going to marry Harvey and not be with him only added flames to the fire when it came to his mental state prior to that fight.
Add Bruce losing all of his money and his seat at his fathers company and it's just a recipe for a disaster when you think about what lead to his defeat at the hands of Bane.