At the beginning, Roger is very much a boy, and through the letter you can see him grow into a man. When he joins the Navy, the main reason, more the one he presents to his parents (paying for his college), I think was that he wanted to fly, for real but also figuratively speaking. I can recognize in that boy, the man who Dorien Grey is now, enjoying travelling and discovering new places; back then, the Navy was probably the only option allowing you to do so. Maybe Roger didn’t really consider it all, and in those first letters, even if he is bold, I can read that, only maybe, he was regretting that decision a little. But more letters come and more time passes, and towards the end, Roger has made acquaintance with it, and find a way to go through, finally and luckily finding what he was searching. Sure, he wasn’t flying, and maybe his job was boring, but he was, eventually, seeing the world, that world that now, is a world ago.
Publisher: Untreed Reads Publishing (April 8, 2013)
Amazon Kindle: A World Ago: A Navy Man's Letters Home (1954-1956)
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