Thoughts on the ending? (SPOILERS!)

Discussion in 'Under The Dome' started by jfra3101, Mar 22, 2014.

  1. jfra3101

    jfra3101 Well-Known Member

    I just wanted to see other peoples thoughts on how UTD ended...

    I loved the whole lack of Oxygen and everyone crawling out to the bottom of the Dome to get some air... but what's the deal with them 'leatherhead' people or whatever they were? I just couldn't get my head around it! Credit where its due, I cant think of an alternative way for the book to end, so well done to Mr. King for actually finishing it happily, but I just don't understand it...

    Thoughts?
     
  2. HollyGolightly

    HollyGolightly Well-Known Member

    Welcome! Are you talking about the book or the series? I totally don't remember the book ending this way, but I am a forgetful kind of gal.
     
  3. Walter Oobleck

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

    I'm reminded of an event in Hearts in Atlantis, a low boy in orange shirt and a female character, the one-on-one interactions in Hearts. I'm thinking leatherhead instead of leatherheads. But that calls to mind the same kind of interactions in another story, Needful Things, both one-one-one and the group dynamics. Interesting for what it says about identity, where an individual finds identity, leatherhead or human. Or how an individual identifies with another, with a group...or alone. Going along to get along...a phrase that I've read in several stories from King, an idea that finds expression in a number of ways, whether that be Breaker-U or Paul's job or unearthing a spaceship or surviving childhood.
     
  4. jfra3101

    jfra3101 Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the welcome. I should've pointed out I mean the ending to the book. To jog your memory, Julia had to convince them leatherhead folks to set them free.
     
  5. GNTLGNT

    GNTLGNT Why Chew Through The Restraints?

    ...the Leatherheads are an alien race-and the whole novel boils down to the locale of the story being nothing more than a "bug jar" for the alien kids to trifle with and torture, much like human kids have been known to do with a magnifying glass and an anthill...
     
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  6. jfra3101

    jfra3101 Well-Known Member

    Ah yes, that's the best way to put it. Put into perspective, it sounds like a good ending. I guess I misunderstood the whole prospect of the Leatherheads and in that sense the purpose of the Dome. Thanks for sharing that GNTLGNT! I tend to miss certain stuff when reading a book first time.
     
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  7. Neesy

    Neesy #1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side

    Yeah - what Giant said...
    Welcome to SKMB - nice avatar!

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  9. HollyGolightly

    HollyGolightly Well-Known Member

    Aha - see that's what I remember - the ants under a glass or jar metaphor. The Leatherheads term doesn't ring any bells in my brain at all.

    I'm thinking the mods are going to want spoilers with this thread. Quick- edit if you can before they see.
     
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  10. Neesy

    Neesy #1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side

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    In this picture the alien does not look like a "leatherhead" but I have seen others where they do
     
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  11. Dana Jean

    Dana Jean Beta Tester/Moderator Moderator

    When a thread title has Spoilers written in it, I think people who come here should be prepared for spoilers.
     
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  12. Dana Jean

    Dana Jean Beta Tester/Moderator Moderator

    And just so you guys know, we do have a spoiler button now. Above in the toolbar, there is the smiley face, insert picture,insert movie and a new icon. Hit that. It contains, quote, spoiler, code and strike-through in it.
     
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  13. HollyGolightly

    HollyGolightly Well-Known Member

    Excellent point! :blush:
    I need to see the Wizard of Oz. Mayhap pick up some brains. Does everyone have this memory problem with books or am I making an early descent into senility? I totally get absorbed in books while I read, but I almost never remember too many details about them.
     
  14. Dana Jean

    Dana Jean Beta Tester/Moderator Moderator

    I do it all the time. Important stuff in the books too!
     
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  15. Neesy

    Neesy #1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side

    Well - that is a lot easier! - Thanks!
     
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  16. Neesy

    Neesy #1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side

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    I had to try that new button more than once - I need practice with unfamiliar things (and yeah - it may also just be age related!)
     
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  17. I didn't really understand the ending either.... What really bugged me about the Dome itself was that if it was
    a Leatherhead creation then why wasn't it just a circular dome? How did the Leatherheads know where the town/parish boundaries were to make the dome fit to?
    I was personally hoping that it was a creation of The Shop as a new experiment. Thoughts anyone?
     
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  18. Winter

    Winter Well-Known Member

    I liked the 'Leatherheads' though weather the image in my mind is anything like what was written, I'm not sure. I often see characters far differently from description. Anywho...my fave part of this story was when the writer speaks to the reader and takes us on a trip around the town...we see much of what is going on and it helps build the anticipation of knowing this story is heading in to some...excitement. The calm before the storm, kinda thing. The mental picture of that 'flyover' really stuck with me.
     
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  19. Lily Sawyer

    Lily Sawyer Merry meet

    That's really weird. I remember the , but I don't remember the term
    Must've had that cup of Mary Jane that OoO was offering for breakfast the day I read the ending. :stupid:
     
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  20. Lily Sawyer

    Lily Sawyer Merry meet

    Just strike that last. I didn't get the spoiler button to work.

    Blonde *and* blind.
     
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