History Literature / It

20th Mar '17 5:28:20 PM PeaceAndLove
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** [[spoiler:[As an eleven year old, Beverly has sex with all of her friends in the sewer after defeating It. This is in order to revive their sense of camaraderie and unite the group long enough to escape the sewers of Derry. This is also possibly done as a TakeThat to her father who has already expressed his belief that she is having sex with them. Obviously it was not a scene the could replicate in the movie.]]

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** [[spoiler:[As [[spoiler:As an eleven year old, Beverly has sex with all of her friends in the sewer after defeating It. This is in order to revive their sense of camaraderie and unite the group long enough to escape the sewers of Derry. This is also possibly done as a TakeThat to her father who has already expressed his belief that she is having sex with them. Obviously it was not a scene the they could replicate in the movie.]]
10th Mar '17 12:06:57 PM Tnoel
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** [[spoiler:As an eleven year old, Beverly has sex with all of her friends in the sewer after defeating It. This is in order to revive their sense of camaraderie and unite the group long enough to escape the sewers of Derry. This is also possibly done as a TakeThat to her father who has already expressed his belief that she is having sex with them. Obviously it was not a scene the could replicate in the movie.]]

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** [[spoiler:As [[spoiler:[As an eleven year old, Beverly has sex with all of her friends in the sewer after defeating It. This is in order to revive their sense of camaraderie and unite the group long enough to escape the sewers of Derry. This is also possibly done as a TakeThat to her father who has already expressed his belief that she is having sex with them. Obviously it was not a scene the could replicate in the movie.]]


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*ContinuityNod: Bev mentions the murders in Castle Rock that took place in TheDeadZone
** Dick Hallorann from TheShining appears in a section of the book as a friend of Will Hanlon during the 1920s and 30s when they opened up The Black Spot. When the Maine Legion of White Decency burn the club down, Dick actually saves Will's life.
**They are several references made to The Shawshank Prison.
4th Feb '17 5:21:51 AM morenohijazo
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* ThePowerOfFriendship: One of the major themes in the book is of childhood friends who have long since gone their separate ways but must now come together to defeat the BigBad.



* ThePowerOfFriendship: One of the major themes in the book is of childhood friends who have long since gone their separate ways but must now come together to defeat the BigBad.
* RaceLift: Minor case. In the book Bill's wife Audra is a white American just living in the UK. In the film she seems to be British, and she's also played by Argentinian actress Olivia Hussey.
* RedOniBlueOni: [[spoiler:The Spider and the Turtle. One actively hunts down and eats human children while the other just sits on the edge of forever, seeing it all happen and "helping" the Losers during their first confrontation with It. The Spider berates it for just sitting there, offering seemingly useless advice. That the Spider's eyes are described as ruby-red while the Turtle's shell is some blueish-greenish color also reinforces the trope.]] Arguably, the brash and heroic Bill, Beverly, and Richie, against the more reserved Mike, Eddie, and Stan. Ben fits somewhere in the middle.

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* ThePowerOfFriendship: One of the major themes in the book is of childhood friends who have long since gone their separate ways but must now come together to defeat the BigBad.
* RaceLift: Minor case. In the book Bill's wife Audra is a white American just living in the UK. In the film she seems to be British, and she's also played by Argentinian actress Olivia Hussey.
Hussey.
* RedOniBlueOni: [[spoiler:The Spider and the Turtle. One actively hunts down and eats human children while the other just sits on the edge of forever, seeing it RatKing:
-->"A litter. Biggest litter I ever saw...''anyone'' ever saw, probably...Their ''tails''...they were
all happen and "helping" the Losers during their first confrontation with It. The Spider berates it for just sitting there, offering seemingly useless advice. That the Spider's eyes are described as ruby-red while the Turtle's shell is some blueish-greenish color also reinforces the trope.]] Arguably, the brash and heroic Bill, Beverly, and Richie, against the more reserved Mike, Eddie, and Stan. Ben fits somewhere in the middle. tangled up, Bill. Knotted together. Like snakes."


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* RedOniBlueOni: [[spoiler:The Spider and the Turtle. One actively hunts down and eats human children while the other just sits on the edge of forever, seeing it all happen and "helping" the Losers during their first confrontation with It. The Spider berates it for just sitting there, offering seemingly useless advice. That the Spider's eyes are described as ruby-red while the Turtle's shell is some blueish-greenish color also reinforces the trope.]] Arguably, the brash and heroic Bill, Beverly, and Richie, against the more reserved Mike, Eddie, and Stan. Ben fits somewhere in the middle.
25th Jan '17 7:06:51 AM Thanos6
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* DecoyProtagonist: In the second prologue, when the police are investigating the murder of Adrian Mellon, one of the cops notices that one of the attackers and Mellon's boyfriend both described seeing a clown attack Mellon at the end. The other cops mock him for taking this seriously, but he's sure he's onto something. First-time readers could be forgiven that this cop will play a large role in defeating It. He's never seen again.
24th Dec '16 7:57:41 AM falcon2484
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** [[spoiler:Tom Rogan's death]] is treated with almost casual brevity, so much so that some readers (especially those suffering from mild EndingFatigue) may be left wondering what happened to him.
18th Dec '16 7:30:52 PM Discar
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* AManIsNotAVirgin: Eddie averts this in TheMovie.
4th Dec '16 10:02:44 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* LikeParentLikeSpouse: A rather dark example. Beverly had an abusive father, and later went on to marry a man who also abused her. Sadly, this is TruthInTelevision for many real-life abuse victims.
29th Nov '16 11:39:04 AM falcon2484
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** Rebecca Paulson from Haven Village (see ''Literature/TheTommyknockers'' and also her own standalone short story "The Revelations of 'Becka Paulson"), makes an appearance in the climax; it's mentioned she found some of the money which was lost when the roof blew off of the Derry Farmer's Trust.


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* HeroOfAnotherStory: Vincent "Boogers" Taliendo, an old grade-school chum of a few of the Losers, is still in Derry in 1985. As the town begins to crumble, he heads for the hills; King tells us "his journey to the Derry town limits and beyond would make a saga in itself....suffice it to say that he did eventually get out of town."
16th Nov '16 10:43:22 AM HoursGoneBy
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* LimitedSpecialCollectorsUltimateEdition: Cemetery Dance released one for the novel's 25th anniversary.



* OldShame: Stan's wife Patty has never completely gotten over the humiliation of growing up being subject to anti-Semitism, in particular not being admitted to the afterparty at her high school prom, due to it being held at a country club that didn't allow Jewish people.
16th Nov '16 8:36:59 AM HoursGoneBy
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** B-B-B-(*beet*)-Billy Boy.

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** B-B-B-(*beet*)-Billy B-B-B-(*beat*)-Billy Boy.
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