“You’ve made some mistakes, Miss Kyle.” – John Blake
Last week, I explored how Bruce Wayne’s Hero’s Journey establishes him as a Christ-figure in The Dark Knight Rises. A further excellent parallel my friend Anthony Mako pointed out to me is that if Bruce is Jesus, the Selina clearly parallels the Scriptural presentation of the Church (which the Revelation images as the Bride of Christ).
I don’t mean to say that Nolan intentionally told the story of Selina as the Church. Rather, the kind of redemption she seeks is essential to the human condition. Indeed, one of the most important differences between Bruce and Jesus is that Bruce, too was in need of this sort of redemption.