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Question about page 330

Discussion in 'Lisey's Story' started by lyblyb14, Jan 12, 2014.

  1. lyblyb14

    lyblyb14 New Member

    Hi,
    Maybe this just went over my head and I didn't understand it, but on page 330 there appears to be a huge error in the book. I'm sorry I don't have the book in front of me, but it's the bit when Lisey is thinking how sorry (or afraid?) she is for the ten year old boy, even though she knows he survived to father the man lying beside her now. Or words to that effect. Yet the ten year old boy of the past and the man in the present are both Scott. What have I missed here? Can someone explain please?
     
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  2. FlakeNoir

    FlakeNoir Beta Tester Moderator

    Welcome to the site. I have it in front of me now, the piece reads:

    'Oh Scott', she says. She is afraid for the ten-year-old boy even though she knows it must have come out all right; knows he lived to father the young man lying beside her.

    I haven't read much either side of that passage and it has been a long time since reading the book, so I may have missed something, but the piece does seem confusing to me as well.

    Somebody else?
     
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  3. Walter Oobleck

    Walter Oobleck keeps coming back...or going, and going, and going

    This the Lisey and the Pool chapter? XI.? The sentence is not on my page 330 reason I ask. Don't take the word father so literally and consider the word in the context of the story, what has been asked of Scott, what his father was like, what transpired between Scott and his father...and his brother.
     
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  4. FlakeNoir

    FlakeNoir Beta Tester Moderator

    It's in Ten: Lisey and the Arguments Against Instanity (The Good Brother)
     
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  5. Walter Oobleck

    Walter Oobleck keeps coming back...or going, and going, and going

    oh okay...page 298 in my hard-cover...have the sentence underlined. I'll repeat what I posted above, don't take the word father so literally and consider that word with another key word from the sentence, survived...and the reasons why that is so...from the context of the story.
     
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  6. GNTLGNT

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...yeppur...
     
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  7. skimom2

    skimom2 Just moseyin' through...

    I think it's that the boy became--'fathered'--the man. That's how I took it, anyway. Like Walter said, some things need to be taken symbolically instead of literally.
     
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  8. wpeters

    wpeters New Member

    I just came to that part (listening on CD and rewound a few times) and starting googling to see if anyone else caught and had a good explanation. To me it seems like an odd error.
     
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  9. kingricefan

    kingricefan All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.

    This.
     
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  10. wpeters

    wpeters New Member

    I guess we could read anything symbolically, but the rest of the language in the book seems quite simple and literal. Anyways, I guess we will never know! It just so clearly made me stop and rewind when I was listening so I wanted to know if there was ever an exclamation out there online!
     
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  11. GNTLGNT

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    [​IMG]
     
  12. prufrock21

    prufrock21 Well-Known Member

    Did you notice the ground shake when you spotted the "error"? It's called a Beam quake. Such happens in the Stephen King universe. Get used to it.
     
  13. wpeters

    wpeters New Member

    I'm glad I didn't, because I was in my car driving and listening :) i'm a 35 year King fan, this would be my first!
     
  14. skimom2

    skimom2 Just moseyin' through...

    Mr. King can be quite poetic at times. I'm 100% sure he meant the child 'fathered' the man.
     
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  15. Doc Creed

    Doc Creed Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I agree...once the possibility that King made a mistake is eliminated (doubt it) then I'm not sure it can be taken any other way.
     
    Last edited: Feb 6, 2017
  16. mal

    mal Well-Known Member

    I always assumed that he had another child with one of her sisters. Obfuscation complete!=D
     
  17. recitador

    recitador Speed Reader

    this is one thing i actually remember from high school english. the boy is father to the man in the sense that the boys experiences shape the man he becomes. i have no idea why that specific time i answered a question correctly in english class is such a clear memory lol. i don't even remember where the teacher was quoting from, but i remember the quote.
     
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  18. carrie's younger brother

    carrie's younger brother Well-Known Member

    Please see my editorial below in red.

    'Oh Scott', she says. She is afraid for the ten-year-old boy (her husband at that age in time) even though she knows it must have come out all right; knows he lived to father the young man lying beside her (her husband now).


    Lisey is thinking about her husband when he was younger and is afraid for him even though she knows he lived through whatever and became the adult many lying beside her. Hope this helps.
     
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