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Henry Bowers gay?

Discussion in 'IT' started by raggedyman79, Sep 8, 2014.

  1. champ1966

    champ1966 Well-Known Member

    Pardonnez moi mademoiselle
     
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  2. Todash

    Todash Free spirit. Curly girl. Cookie eater. Proud SJW.

    Not at all. He's extremely outspoken, fiercely intelligent, and a bit of a contradiction because although he is not a big fan of people in general, he is a devoted friend to many and adores his family. (I tell him often that he is my favorite fake curmudgeon.) He is, however, quite particular in his habits. I am not certain that he has OCD, but he well may. I certainly could not live with him. Or rather, I would not condemn him to such a fate as living with someone as irregular in habits as I am.
     
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  3. Todash

    Todash Free spirit. Curly girl. Cookie eater. Proud SJW.

    De rien.
     
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  4. champ1966

    champ1966 Well-Known Member

    Je vous en pries
     
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  5. Cristian M

    Cristian M Well-Known Member

    It's sad. He is torn apart between OCD and the natural desire to live with someone.
     
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  6. AchtungBaby

    AchtungBaby Well-Known Member

    Sounds like he and I could get along. Not saying I am fiercely intelligent or outspoken (I'm not) but other than that, yeah. We sound a lot alike.
     
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  7. Todash

    Todash Free spirit. Curly girl. Cookie eater. Proud SJW.

    I don't know. He seems remarkably content. Happy, even. I think perhaps he has figured out the balance that works for him.
     
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  8. Cristian M

    Cristian M Well-Known Member

    wow. Your avatar picture. Cute.
     
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  9. AchtungBaby

    AchtungBaby Well-Known Member

    Agreed--yowza yowza!!! :big_smile:
     
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  10. Todash

    Todash Free spirit. Curly girl. Cookie eater. Proud SJW.

    Ha! Thanks, guys. You're sweet.
     
  11. Sunlight Gardener

    Sunlight Gardener Well-Known Member

    I'll echo what some other people have already said for my 2 cents. You cannot look at a book from 1978 or the early 80's and expect to see the level of enlightenment about gay people or the same understanding in general. Obviously outright hate and discrimination is always going to be wrong no matter the era, but there was a level in insensitivity and not nearly as much understanding in those decades that have changed vastly over time. Also not many people were openly gay at that time, so it wasn't talked about all that much.

    That would be the same thing as going back to literature from the 1930's or 40's and being shocked at insensitivity towards people of color. Society changes and evolves over time.
     
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  12. Cristian M

    Cristian M Well-Known Member

    Education changes people. But are humans in "natural" (uneducated) state inclined more to associate with other people or to kill them ?
     
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  13. Izabel Yvonne

    Izabel Yvonne New Member

    I do think that the reason for the harsh homophobic language in his books is because of the year of which the book is either written or set in. For example, It takes place in 1958, when it was not exactly as okay to be in a homosexual relationship like today (hence why his later books are better now). This also the reason for the constant use of the slur 'N***o' and 'N****r' with Mike. I also just realized that I'm replying to a thread from three years ago. I'm still going to send it. Sorry.
     
  14. GNTLGNT

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...no apology needed...good and thoughtful comments are as welcome as you are...
     
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  15. champ1966

    champ1966 Well-Known Member

    Been watching the US version of Shameless of late. The gay, gay bashing, Micky is a very similar character to Henry Bowers.
     
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