In The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern, does Bailey merge into the tree?

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No, Bailey does not merge into the tree at the end of The Night Circus.

Bailey is a great character.  It's through him that the reader learns to really feel the power and pull that the circus has on people.  Readers know that the circus is held together and made magical by the romantic overtures of Celia and Marco, but knowing that fact doesn't do the circus justice.  Readers need Bailey in order to feel and understand that the circus is as mystical and magical as we are told it is.  Bailey simply cannot resist the circus.  He is drawn to it.  He is drawn to sneak into it the very first time, and he is...

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