Batman: The Dark Knight Rises part 8

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In Act I of The Dark Knight Rises, Bruce’s goal is “to hide.”  In Act II it became “to emerge.”  Act III his goal seems to be “to lose.”  The act of emerging, even though that emergence was in defense of his beloved Gotham (he didn’t know Bane was robbing him personally at the stock exchange) has left him bereft.  Alfred, his father-figure, is gone, and even the rain can’t keep from pouring down upon him as he pauses to take stock (sorry) of his losses.  At this low point (not to be confused with the low point, which is still to come) here comes Miranda Tate, to whom Bruce has given Wayne Enterprises (“I’ll take care of your parents’ legacy,” mwah ha ha), to pull Bruce together.

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