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Old 12-11-2015, 06:16 AM
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however, there's always been a fair bit of discussion about how RJ's own wartime experiences were reflected in Rand's. And the "he came like the wind, like the wind touched everything, and like the wind was gone" quote about Rand is frequently said of RJ now. So Rand feels like the character who is most like RJ.

But if you're terminally ill, and leaving behind a spouse, I can see how it might be tempting as an author to give your characters a different ending than your own. Rand walked away with a new body and new chance at life.
RJ already did this in his personal life:
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The next day in the orderly room an officer with a literary bent announced my entrance with "Behold, the Iceman cometh." For those of you unfamiliar with Eugene O'Neil, the Iceman was Death. I hated that name, but I couldn't shake it. And, to tell you the truth, by that time maybe it fit. I have, or used to have, a photo of a young man sitting on a log eating C-rations with a pair of chopsticks. There are three dead NVA laid out in a line just beside him. He didn't kill them. He didn't choose to sit there because of the bodies. It was just the most convenient place to sit. The bodies don't bother him. He doesn't care. They're just part of the landscape. The young man is glancing at the camera, and you know in one look that you aren't going to take this guy home to meet your parents. Back in the world, you wouldn't want him in your neighborhood, because he is cold, cold, cold. I strangled that SOB, drove a stake through his heart, and buried him face down under a crossroad outside Saigon before coming home, because I knew that guy wasn't made to survive in a civilian environment. I think he's gone. All of him. I hope so. I much prefer being remembered as Ganesha, the Remover of Obstacles.
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RJ already did this in his personal life:
Wow! Robert Jordan killed a fellow soldier? OMG.

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He just got carried away a bit this time, probably as a result of his marriage-gonzothegreat

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