Head hung low for the gunslinger.

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Wulf

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Figured I'd throw in my two pence here. First and foremost, I can understand there wasn't much other way to end this journey. That said..

The last step of this adventure left me in memory of "The feeling you can only say in french."
Must say I felt kind of bummed out knowing the final line of the white was left to wander in repetition.
 

skimom2

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Oct 9, 2013
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Figured I'd throw in my two pence here. First and foremost, I can understand there wasn't much other way to end this journey. That said..

The last step of this adventure left me in memory of "The feeling you can only say in french."
Must say I felt kind of bummed out knowing the final line of the white was left to wander in repetition.
It seemed to me that the result was more positive than that.
He had the Horn of Eld at the end, and for the first time, yeah? That's progress! I'm reminded of a discussion we had on another thread: if things change too quickly to account for real causes and effects of human actions, the result is chaotic negative. Little changes each time means success is possible without throwing the game of life to the dark side (to borrow from another mythos--lol). I have faith that Roland eventually reaches the top of the tower, blows the Horn, and life is good in all the worlds again…or as good as human beings allow it to be ;)
 

kingricefan

All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.
Jul 11, 2006
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Figured I'd throw in my two pence here. First and foremost, I can understand there wasn't much other way to end this journey. That said..

The last step of this adventure left me in memory of "The feeling you can only say in french."
Must say I felt kind of bummed out knowing the final line of the white was left to wander in repetition.
It seemed to me that the result was more positive than that.
He had the Horn of Eld at the end, and for the first time, yeah? That's progress! I'm reminded of a discussion we had on another thread: if things change too quickly to account for real causes and effects of human actions, the result is chaotic negative. Little changes each time means success is possible without throwing the game of life to the dark side (to borrow from another mythos--lol). I have faith that Roland eventually reaches the top of the tower, blows the Horn, and life is good in all the worlds again…or as good as human beings allow it to be ;)
Exactly! King gave us the best ending, the only ending. He leaves it up to you to decide Rolands fate. I'm with skimom on this one.
 

blunthead

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It seemed to me that the result was more positive than that.
He had the Horn of Eld at the end, and for the first time, yeah? That's progress! I'm reminded of a discussion we had on another thread: if things change too quickly to account for real causes and effects of human actions, the result is chaotic negative. Little changes each time means success is possible without throwing the game of life to the dark side (to borrow from another mythos--lol). I have faith that Roland eventually reaches the top of the tower, blows the Horn, and life is good in all the worlds again…or as good as human beings allow it to be ;)
Roland never wandered. His journey is always upward and upward, describing the shape of the Dark Tower. As skimom points out, each of Roland's turns achieve changes; if only subtle ones, progress nonetheless. This indicates that his perfection is inevitable, and so eventually final.
 

Wulf

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All the replies are greatly appreciated and seen in their greatness. I suppose I am one of those, who look into a writers work a little more than necessary.

It seemed to me that the result was more positive than that.
He had the Horn of Eld at the end, and for the first time, yeah? That's progress! I'm reminded of a discussion we had on another thread: if things change too quickly to account for real causes and effects of human actions, the result is chaotic negative. Little changes each time means success is possible without throwing the game of life to the dark side (to borrow from another mythos--lol). I have faith that Roland eventually reaches the top of the tower, blows the Horn, and life is good in all the worlds again…or as good as human beings allow it to be ;)
Things change within the story of "The feeling you can only say in french" as well. Small things, yet things in the least. Thus my feeling of reference. I must admit however. I do like the outlook displayed by you much better than my own :D. So much more deserving to the great gunslinger.

Roland never wandered. His journey is always upward and upward, describing the shape of the Dark Tower. As skimom points out, each of Roland's turns achieve changes; if only subtle ones, progress nonetheless. This indicates that his perfection is inevitable, and so eventually final.


Through his determination, greed, and instinctual knowing. Yes I do agree in the inevitably perfect vibe. However I figure, Roland is one of the greatest wanders of all. His journey is always largely influenced by ka. His destination was known, yet his path to get there was never a positive. His determined, faithful, march was always guided by where the events lead him rather than by his own choice of direction. Thus Epic legend of wanderer.

Again, greatly appreciate the feedback, you folks are awesome. Thanks for the time :)
 

HollyGolightly

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All the replies are greatly appreciated and seen in their greatness. I suppose I am one of those, who look into a writers work a little more than necessary.



Things change within the story of "The feeling you can only say in french" as well. Small things, yet things in the least. Thus my feeling of reference. I must admit however. I do like the outlook displayed by you much better than my own :D. So much more deserving to the great gunslinger.





Through his determination, greed, and instinctual knowing. Yes I do agree in the inevitably perfect vibe. However I figure, Roland is one of the greatest wanders of all. His journey is always largely influenced by ka. His destination was known, yet his path to get there was never a positive. His determined, faithful, march was always guided by where the events lead him rather than by his own choice of direction. Thus Epic legend of wanderer.

Again, greatly appreciate the feedback, you folks are awesome. Thanks for the time :)
Agreed - I am going to read Wind Through the Keyhole soon. Looking forward to seeing my old friends again.
 

Kyl-allie

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After taking many years to pick up the DT series, I was kicking myself - I've never read anything better. What an amazing way to open your mind and expand your thought patterns! I had mixed feelings about the end, along with a strange frustrated sadness, but in retrospect it really was the only ending there could have been.
 

staropeace

Richard Bachman's love child
Nov 28, 2006
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We have been reading this for decades and I just we could not expect that The Tower characters would all move to Mayberry and live happily everafter.
 
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