grimdragon – character redemption Morpheus, Neil Gaiman’s inscrutable, enigmatic, flawed

- character redemption

Morpheus, Neil Gaiman's inscrutable, enigmatic, flawed Lord of Dreams, is far from likeable or sympathetic and so much of his torment is his own doing. But there is something very human in him, something broken, something that makes us care for him even beyond his moments of mercy, kindness and hope. But in the storyline that draws to a close in "The Kindly Ones", the character earns his redemption in the only way left to him, and it's beautiful.

With "The Wake", the last of the series, I finish my debut journey into the weird, real, highly imaginative world Gaiman has created with the Sandman. I say debut because I know already there will be more. Many more to come. Because there is so much I have missed, so much I don't yet understand quite as much as I'd like, so much I can only begin to have a perspective on now that I know the whole picture of this story about stories and dreams. I do know strongly and definitely that I'm in awe of Neil Gaiman's genius, his vision and above all, how much he clearly and truely cares. Farewell Morpheus and rest of the Endless. This is not a goodbye.

#grimdragon – character redemption

Morpheus, Neil Gaiman’s inscrutable, enigmatic, flawed Lord of Dreams, is far from likeable or sympathetic and so much of his torment is his own doing. But there is something very human in him, something broken, something that makes us care for him even beyond his moments of mercy, kindness and hope. But in the storyline that draws to a close in “The Kindly Ones”, the character earns his redemption in the only way left to him, and it’s beautiful.

With “The Wake”, the last of the series, I finish my debut journey into the weird, real, highly imaginative world Gaiman has created with the Sandman. I say debut because I know already there will be more. Many more to come. Because there is so much I have missed, so much I don’t yet understand quite as much as I’d like, so much I can only begin to have a perspective on now that I know the whole picture of this story about stories and dreams. I do know strongly and definitely that I’m in awe of Neil Gaiman’s genius, his vision and above all, how much he clearly and truely cares. Farewell Morpheus and rest of the Endless. This is not a goodbye.

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