Did you give up Batman or no?
After the mandatory exhausting talk with Alfred back at the manor, he tells you that clearly Bruce is making everyone he run into suffer. Realizing that he is going to the UK, does anyone want to give up Batman for Alfred to stay? Or keep the cowl to be as Batman because you will always be Batman, no matter what.
In my normal play through, I did the obvious. I gave up the cowl so that Alfred could stay. There are some points in his speech that kind of made me feel that way, I also felt anguished to see him leave permanently, and I couldn't bear to see Bruce being abandoned alone with his only family going away. In addition, I do however believe that Batman causes the suffering of others to turn evil, so that he could destroy them with an iron fist. Not directly, but indirectly because he can be Bruce Wayne, and Bruce Wayne can make choices to suffer others as if he was in the mask.