Did you love of loathe The Dark Tower ending? Warning Spoilers!!
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**If you haven't finished the series do not read this thread.**
I personally was initially dismayed by the lack of resolution in terms of Roland's journey which i was expecting, but i still thought the ending was excellent and i agree that it should end so.
edit: grr..... what's with these touchstones lately? or is it always that they won't work half the time?
I'm still unsure of how I feel about the ending. I was initially let down as well, but the more I think about it, the more it fits. I think I was just let down because it was such an undertaking and to have it end like that was like "Are you kidding me?!?!" but like I said, it's growing on me.
Yes he has free will, in theory, to change his choices and actions, but in practice, he can't change the core of his being and will therefore always come to the same conclusion when faced with the same obstacle time and time again. Little things may change, but the end result is always the same.
Its like a Greek tragedy. That's why "poor Roland".
And I have to say after reading this thread I am liking this ending more and more.
I felt the same way at the end of IT, when we found out that this age old evil was none other than a giant spider.
Too be fair to King he did warn us to leave Roland outside the Tower with his trumpet blaring as he remembered the fallen.This is a much nobler ending for me.