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The Dark Tower, The Gunslinger - Online Term Paper

The Dark Tower, The Gunslinger



For the past month I have been reading Stephen King’s , it is the first book of a series of at least 5 books. It was a very difficult book for me to understand at first but after I read the parts that I didn’t understand the first time around, I really started to understand what was going on in the book.
The book is about a dark gunslinger, who is named Roland, who is the gunslinger mentioned in the title. He is the main character of all the Dark Tower stories. He is in pursuit of The Dark Tower. I believe that the dark tower is a portal of some sort to other worlds and other realms. Roland tries to find a man in black, who he believes is going to lead him to the dark tower.
Roland is ...

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Jake's last words echoing in his ears: "Go, then. There are other worlds than these."
Roland eventually catches the “man in black”. The “man in black” gives the gunslinger a vision, which nearly explains the cosmos to Roland. Then Roland has his future read with tarot cards. (You know those ones the physics use, hahahaha) The “man in black says,"Three is the number of your fate," he intones, and these three he draws: a card showing a man with a baboon whipping his back: The Prisoner. A card showing a woman with two faces: The Lady of Shadows. And one showing Death: "But not for you, gunslinger."

After that Roland wakes up by water. This is how the book ends. I don’t know what happens after Roland wakes up. The man in black did give the gunslinger a lot of information, but I don’t know what to make of it. I want to read all the books in the series. I think the final book hasn’t been released. So it will be a while before I know exactly what happens to the gunslinger. ...

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Added: 12/1/2004 05:24:03 AM
Category: Book Reports
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