The Dark Tower Series Study Questions & Topics for Discussion

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The Dark Tower Series is King's most ambitious project, as Roland's epic travels reveal a world of equal breadth a variety. Roland's quest for the Dark Tower—the nexus of Roland's world and of our also—spills over into other non-fantasy novels, as King explores human interactions with luck, destiny, alternate times and dimensions, permanence and mutability. Yet King's metaphysics do not obscure his strengths as a storyteller. Despite his experiments he sticks to his strengths, with strong, complex characters and dynamic, compelling plots.

1. Roland often remarks that "the world has moved on." How is this sense of entropy illustrated in the novel? How does Roland view these changes?

2. In the series, King makes references to towers of cards, and to shuffling and drawing his companions.

What other elements of fate, chance and randomness does King play with?

3. The Dark Tower series has been characterized as...

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Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults
The Dark Tower Series from Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
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