Re: Characterization of the Knight - Nolan and Bale's Bruce Wayne/Batman - Part 2
I don't see it that way. Selina is who he's destined to move on with. Forever? Who knows. But Rachel couldn't accept Bruce's alter ego. She shouldn't accept every aspect of him and that's why it was never destined to happen. Which is why he doesn't move on with her in the end, because it simply wasn't meant to be.
Selina accepts every part of Bruce because she can relate to a lot of it. Rachel was just a very different person.
They were never lovers. Even the way it was written, it always seemed like they were just really great friends and Bruce loved her but I think he was mistaken in thinking it was more than just friendship. All because Bruce connects Rachel to his past, his childhood, his parents, Gotham, etc. That's part of the reason why he couldn't get past Rachel. It's not even really her, it's what she represents. Just like his parents for Batman. With Selina, she doesn't really have ties to Gotham, his parents, Alfred, Wayne Manor, all of that stuff.
Id say he looked at Rachel and im not sure if he saw the woman in front of him but only what she symbolizes. With Selina he actually is only looking at the person in front of him. In this universe Bruce and Selina is the real couple. Harvey just saw Rachel for who she was especially in that moment in time. It's like Bruce refuses to think she's changed because he's constantly thinking of the Rachel that was playing with him when they were 9. That's not how **** works! And that's ALL because Bruce didn't get a chance to grow up properly and learn simple lessons. He's always that child either the night his parents died or wishing it was before that night.
Rachel evolved and Bruce never did and that's why Harvey was her best partner. As is Selina for Bruce.
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Last edited by shauner111; 10-17-2013 at 06:02 PM.