FOR THE SAKE OF YOUR FATHER S FACE

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blunthead

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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
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.
 

GNTLGNT

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

Roland 19

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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.
Absolutely, Dead On Perfect answer!