It is my belief that in writing, especially when expressing emotions, one should be subtle.
I see it as a challenge in attempting to conceal meanings using parables or metaphors, and yet, able to hint at what is being conveyed.
“Because he’s the hero Gotham deserves, but not the one it needs right now. So we’ll hunt him. Because he can take it. Because he’s not our hero. He’s a silent guardian, a watchful protector. A dark knight.”
– Jim Gordon, in The Dark Knight
Do we always need to be understood? Perhaps not.