The contemporary figure has somewhat similar characteristics to his father, grandfather, and great grandfather; a soul-searching thinker, all the same, departing from the ruinous while conserving the beneficial side of the culture, customs, and manners in which he was raised and the larger generational dimensions embedded in it.
A virtual page-turner, the highly intense and graphically detailed saga reaches its most intense crescendo in this final installment. Characters readily identifiable in your own life, cheek by jowl with the hero and foe, percolate the gamut of your emotions. Rooting for the one while despising the other, you are propelled into the bowels of the narrative.
Some personalities appear to be born evil and feed on the environs; others tend to virtue and progress upon it. Protagonists and antagonists are mixed and varied; some are eternal optimists and find happiness even in dark periods; some are risk takers in the will for clarity, putting their reputation on the line; some are perpetually abstruse and find it their sad comfort zone; and then there is the many up and down others.
The first and second generation Stanoli patriarchs were fond of saying, “There is nothing greater than loving God and loving your neighbor,” and “I am a learner, willing to be corrected and criticized in order to become what I ought to become no matter where it comes from,” and “I make it my moral ambition to be happy around others.