Roland and success.
Posted by Hil on November 16, 1997 at 21:22:05:
In response to I Return to It: What About that Roland?, written by Cassia on November 14, 1997 at 15:12:20
] Do you think Roland will become used to being a sucess? I hope he does but am not certain. He knows he is a poet but can he accept the things that come with success? Roland as become a bit of monk and I'm not sure he can leave that all behind.
Roland is a success at the end of the book, because he has travelled and explored internally. His quest was one of self-knowledge, and it will be a continuing one, as it should be for us all, I guess. In that sense I think he will become used to being a success, he will continue to explore internally, without paralysing fear. In the external world, his success is based on recognition, in the way of job offers, forming a relationship with Maud, gaining the respect of colleagues, becoming a poet. In these wider areas of dealing with success, he may have more difficulty, but I hope his growing maturity and inside strength gives him what it takes.
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