History Trivia / TheDarkTower

16th Jul '16 1:37:37 PM Eagal
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16th Jul '16 1:37:17 PM Eagal
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* The word "slughorn" used in the original poem "Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came" is actually a medieval word for "slogan," meaning "battlecry." Browning used it to mean an actual horn after reading the 18th century poetry of Thomas Chatterton, who seemed to believe that the word indicates a musical instrument. This is a little ironic given the end of the Dark Tower series, in which Roland cries out his arrival, but discovers that he needed to have a horn.

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* The word "slughorn" used in the original poem "Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came" is actually a medieval word for "slogan," meaning "battlecry." Browning used it to mean an actual horn after reading the 18th century poetry of Thomas Chatterton, who seemed to believe that the word indicates a musical instrument. This is a little ironic given the end of the Dark Tower series, in which Roland cries out his arrival, but discovers that he needed to have a horn.

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16th Jul '16 1:37:05 PM Eagal
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* RealLifeWritesThePlot: Stephen King was run over and almost killed by a van between writing the fourth and fifth books. This winds up being ''very'' important in the story, foreshadowed through the fifth and sixth books and seen in the seventh, where [[spoiler:Roland's ''ka-tet'' are directly responsible for his survival.]]

23rd Apr '16 3:03:26 PM VoxAquila
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* AbilityOverAppearance: Creator/IdrisElba being cast as Roland in the film/TV adaptation. Since there is never any indication that Gilead has problems with racism, this probably won't affect the story, but Roland is also described in the books as looking like a young Creator/ClintEastwood.

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* AbilityOverAppearance: Creator/IdrisElba being cast as Roland in the film/TV adaptation. Since there is never any indication that Gilead has problems with racism, this probably won't affect the story, but Roland is also described in the books as looking like a young Creator/ClintEastwood. Creator/StephenKing has [[ApprovalOfGod given Elba his blessing in the role.]]
10th Feb '16 10:02:29 AM CassandraLeo
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* AbilityOverAppearance: Creator/IdrisElba being cast as Roland in the film/TV adaptation. Since there is never any indication that Gilead has problems with racism, this probably won't affect the story, but Roland is also described in the books as looking like a young Creator/ClintEastwood.
6th May '13 8:18:24 PM nombretomado
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24th Nov '12 10:42:22 AM CaptainCrawdad
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*There was no horn in the original poem. "Slug-horn" is a variant on "Slogan", meaning in this context Roland's battlecry: "Childe Roland to the Dark Tower came!"

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*There was no horn * The word "slughorn" used in the original poem. "Slug-horn" is a variant on "Slogan", meaning in this context Roland's battlecry: poem "Childe Roland to the Dark Tower came!"
Came" is actually a medieval word for "slogan," meaning "battlecry." Browning used it to mean an actual horn after reading the 18th century poetry of Thomas Chatterton, who seemed to believe that the word indicates a musical instrument. This is a little ironic given the end of the Dark Tower series, in which Roland cries out his arrival, but discovers that he needed to have a horn.
9th Aug '10 4:30:43 AM hollow49
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*There was no horn in the original poem. "Slug-horn" is a variant on "Slogan", meaning in this context Roland's battlecry: "Childe Roland to the Dark Tower came!"
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