History Literature / UnderTheDome

8th Oct '17 7:09:55 AM EvilKid
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* BittersweetEnding: The dome is gone and many townspeople survive but many people also dead and many residence building also crushed.


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* ShownTheirWork: King revealed in the afterword that he asked his friend to do research for him and it show the results, such as ecological effects, smoke pattern of jet plane, and medical matters. King thinks any inaccuracy in the book is on his part, i.e. not understanding the matter enough.
10th Aug '17 8:12:49 PM PaulA
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* EldritchAbomination: The [[spoiler:alien children]].
1st Oct '16 11:25:26 AM TheGreatSkrond
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** This has more to do with the distinction between conservative and Republican. Julia Shumway is portrayed as conservative in a number of ways (one humorous example is her thought on what her historical hero's reaction would be to a world where civilians were required by law to pick up after their pet's poo), and she admits to having voted for Rennie when he was "saner" because she liked what he campaigned on. It's only when he shows his true colors as a power-hungry sociopath that she starts expressing more liberal misgivings about the abuses of power going on.

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** This has more to do with the distinction between conservative and Republican. Julia Shumway is portrayed as conservative in a number of ways (one humorous example is her thought on what her historical hero's reaction would be to a world where civilians were required by law to pick up after their pet's poo), and she admits to having voted for Rennie when he was "saner" because she liked what he campaigned on. It's only when he shows his true colors as a power-hungry sociopath that she starts expressing more liberal "liberal" misgivings about the abuses of power going on.on.
** And it ''is'' New England.
13th Apr '16 11:00:38 AM Morgenthaler
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* TheFundamentalist: Lester Coggins, pastor of the Christ the Holy Redeemer church. When you consider other characters like this in Creator/StephenKing novels (like Mrs. Carmody of ''TheMist'' or Margaret White of ''{{Carrie}}''), you might think he'd end up being a problem for the more reasonable inhabitants of Chester's Mill. [[spoiler: He turns out to be a RedHerring, though, as he gets killed by Big Jim less than a third of the way through the book, when he tells Jim he feels that he must confess to the congregation that they've been running a meth lab.]]

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* TheFundamentalist: Lester Coggins, pastor of the Christ the Holy Redeemer church. When you consider other characters like this in Creator/StephenKing novels (like Mrs. Carmody of ''TheMist'' ''Literature/TheMist'' or Margaret White of ''{{Carrie}}''), ''Literature/{{Carrie}}''), you might think he'd end up being a problem for the more reasonable inhabitants of Chester's Mill. [[spoiler: He turns out to be a RedHerring, though, as he gets killed by Big Jim less than a third of the way through the book, when he tells Jim he feels that he must confess to the congregation that they've been running a meth lab.]]
30th Mar '16 6:53:08 AM GopherBroke
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* ClosedCircle: The main problem faced by the people of Chester's Mill. The entire town becomes a closed circle the moment that the dome comes down, and remains so [[spoiler:until the EldritchAbomination children controlling it are convinced to let the people inside go]].
25th Mar '16 5:09:28 PM KaneMagus
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** [[spoiler: Peter Randolph]] and the other police officers during the [[spoiler: assault on the meth lab. They somehow forget to bring the body armor and helmets, and then don't bother to go back for them, because Randolph doesn't think they'll need them. Most of the cops end up getting immediately and easily shot to death because of this.]]
23rd Jan '16 9:12:53 AM nombretomado
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* TakeThat: Georgia Roux snarks on Sammy for being an avid reader of Creator/NoraRoberts and StephenieMeyer (authors that King ''[[{{Hatedom}} really hates]]'') and says that ''Literature/HarryPotter'' rules (King loves the series). However, this is halfway to TakeThatMe, because Georgia Roux is clearly not a nice person.

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* TakeThat: Georgia Roux snarks on Sammy for being an avid reader of Creator/NoraRoberts and StephenieMeyer Creator/StephenieMeyer (authors that King ''[[{{Hatedom}} really hates]]'') and says that ''Literature/HarryPotter'' rules (King loves the series). However, this is halfway to TakeThatMe, because Georgia Roux is clearly not a nice person.
1st Jan '16 1:41:00 AM Sonofaphrodite
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* ChekhovsGunman: [[spoiler: Sam Verdreaux, the town drunk. At the end of the story, Sam comes up with up with the plan to get Barbie and Julie to the dome-generating box, sacrificing his life to do so.]]

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* ChekhovsGunman: [[spoiler: Sam Verdreaux, the town drunk. At the end of the story, Sam comes up with up with the plan to get Barbie and Julie Julia to the dome-generating box, sacrificing his life to do so.]]



* InvisibleToNormals: In a few short sections set from the viewpoint of Julia Shumway's corgi, it's stated that dogs are able to hear the voices of the dead due to their extra-sensitive hearing. A random ghost points the dog to the VADER file (which had fallen behind a couch, unbeknownst to anyone), which leads to Andrea Ginnell finding the file and finally finding out about Rennie's corrupt side businesses.

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* InvisibleToNormals: In a few short sections set from the viewpoint of Julia Shumway's corgi, it's stated that dogs are able to hear the voices of the dead due to their extra-sensitive hearing. A random ghost (implied to be Brenda's) points the dog to the VADER file (which had fallen behind a couch, unbeknownst to anyone), which leads to Andrea Ginnell finding the file and finally finding out about Rennie's corrupt side businesses.
1st Jan '16 1:09:02 AM Sonofaphrodite
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* AintTooProudToBeg: [[spoiler:After everything else failed, Julie goes to the box generating the Dome, and begs one of the aliens to let them live. It works.]]

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* AintTooProudToBeg: [[spoiler:After everything else failed, Julie Julia goes to the box generating the Dome, and begs one of the aliens to let them live. It works.]]
15th Nov '15 5:56:52 PM beack7
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* AlmostOutOfOxygen: [[spoiler:A giant fire is consuming the entire town and, ]]due to the fact that there is very little oxygen intake into the dome, it becomes very hard to breathe.

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* AlmostOutOfOxygen: [[spoiler:A giant fire is consuming the entire town and, ]]due to the fact that ]]because there is very little oxygen intake into the dome, it becomes very hard to breathe.



* ObviouslyEvil: Though he is deceitful and manipulative to an unforeseeable degree, it is amazing how often people who have pretty much known [[spoiler: "Big Jim"]] their whole lives can watch him sneer and laugh at the misfortunes of others and the chaos surrounding them and not be more than quietly disgusted for the most part.

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* ObviouslyEvil: Though he is deceitful and manipulative to an unforeseeable degree, it is amazing how often people who have pretty much known [[spoiler: "Big Jim"]] their whole lives can watch him sneer and laugh at the misfortunes of others and the chaos surrounding them and not be more than quietly disgusted for the most part.
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