"Batman Begins" perfectly captures the essense of what a tortured soul Bruce Wayne really is. Bruce becomes Batman to soothe his pain and guilt over his parents' deaths -- for which he blames himself. But, that, my friends, is the paradox. He'll never "get over" their deaths. Thus, this is his way of punishing himself for that. Batman, in reality, is a curse for Bruce Wayne, even though he's ridding the streets of Gotham's worse criminals. Excellently done, and I'm looking forward to the sequel.