In my opinion I do not think even after the end of the book that Bron’s character could be happy. Bron only changes to becoming a female to save the type of female he thinks is ideal, but in doing so he forgets that he cannot flip characteristics and personality traits as easily as he did gender. As shown in the book Bron wants to be a female that feels like she needs to be saved, so that his vision of the ideal man can come and save her (215). Bron seems to think that just by becoming physically female he will be suddenly gifted with a female mind with his male memories. He does not seem to listen to the therapists at all.
An example of him not listening to his therapist is when he goes into, what seems like, a red light district to try and catch a perfect man he cannot over come himself and focus on what he is doing. Bron seems so back and forth on what he actually wants and then seems to settle on Sam just because he was something familiar (259). I think because of Bron’s own indecisiveness and self absorption he will not reach the realization that he is a bad person and even goes back on his own original desires and mission. Even after the moments where he seems to start to reach a higher consciousness he fights it. As shown in the last few pages Bron starts to attack his old self in a dream, which could mean that he was finally starting to realize how stupid he had been. But before he could continue with that thought he jumps back to his original reasoning for becoming female and back to his pessimistic ways. It is sad that the Spike points out the fact that Bron seems to not want to solve his problems and that the last few words Delany chooses to write are “sure would never come” (277). I feel like this shows that even when happiness is right in front of Bron’s face he still will not grasp it.
Delany, Samuel R. Trouble on Triton. Wesleyan University, 1976.