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Discussion in 'The Dark Tower III: The Waste Lands' started by chief4db, Mar 16, 2015.

  1. chief4db

    chief4db When it doubt, run!

    Just started the 3rd book at quite a bit of times do they say this. "Kill them,for the sake of your father. It was in the first 2 as well I believe. What does that exactly mean. If u don't kill them your father who is dead will be punished or something
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  2. blunthead

    blunthead Well-Known Member

    The Dark Tower is a story which employs and studies the concept of personal honor. As I see it, the protagonists begin their perosnal and collective quests as a matter of honor, a quality which moves people forward to do good works and which, if honored, prevents them from doing bad. This quality of honor, this reason they exist, must never be forgotten by characters in The Dark Tower world, so is reinforced by reminders summed up in ideas such as "for the sake of your Father" and "you've forgotten the face of your Father". A father might be the first, singular personal figure one thinks of in terms of the idea of honor. I think in literature it has historically been so.
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    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...yessir, personal honor in a Patriarchal society....
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  4. not_nadine

    not_nadine Comfortably Roont

    :love_heart: What Blunt said, with such eloquence.
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  5. blunthead

    blunthead Well-Known Member

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  6. blunthead

    blunthead Well-Known Member

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  7. Roland 19

    Roland 19 Member

    Absolutely, Dead On Perfect answer!
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