Reading poetry is like undressing before a bath. You don't undress out of fear that your clothes will become wet. You undress because you want the water to touch you. You want to completely immerse yourself in the feeling of the water and to emerge anew.
Different roles call for different aspects or different faces of Sterling to emerge.
We proved that the aggressors do not necessarily emerge as the victors, but we learned that the victors do not necessarily win peace.