Re: Ending of the Dark Tower Series
at first i hated the ending with Susanna, eddy and jake, however now that i think about it, one of 2 things has happened,
1. she either went insane, or
2. she died
if king intended for the ending to be literal as this, then its cheesy to please the reader, and screw that. it is my opinion that she died when she crossed through the door, and this is her last thought as she slipps to her end.
all in all i love the series, thinking of the joruny helps the ending remembering his friends and loved ones whom he is responsable for the death in some manor or another, him walking to the doors and seeing the items from his life left in the rooms
how lonely it can be at the end if you dont take the proper percausions during the journey. remember how he talks about how lonely mordrid is at the end, and how mad the king is when he is there,
i think there are 3 options that the tower represents,
1. walter/the man in black, is rolands tower,
2. the tower signifies death, which is why he doesnt reach it yet.
3. roland actually reaches the tower, but what roland truly wants is to be in search of the tower. thats why the tower sends him back to near the begining of his search. it implies it has done this before, and he does not remember.
or one last option, maybe if he had not climbed to the top of the tower, but actually went to a room, one that he wanted to change, such as susan's death then he would be there, but instead he is so goal set on the top of the tower,