Misery and Annie

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Wolf Bear

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I found it interesting that we are introduced to a character whose influence was so powerful - and yet we know nothing about her. On the other hand, we are introduced to a fan who was clearly taken in by this character, and we know quite a lot about her. I am wondering if there is a connection between the "fiction" of Misery and the "reality" of Annie.
 

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I found it interesting that we are introduced to a character whose influence was so powerful - and yet we know nothing about her. On the other hand, we are introduced to a fan who was clearly taken in by this character, and we know quite a lot about her. I am wondering if there is a connection between the "fiction" of Misery and the "reality" of Annie.
All I know is that "He didn't get out of the cockadoodee car!" :livid::m_bigwink:
 

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I found it interesting that we are introduced to a character whose influence was so powerful - and yet we know nothing about her. On the other hand, we are introduced to a fan who was clearly taken in by this character, and we know quite a lot about her. I am wondering if there is a connection between the "fiction" of Misery and the "reality" of Annie.
This is an interesting subject, l like this Wolf Bear.
I think the heroine that Annie admired so much must have been a very romantically tragic and endearing character- hence her name "Misery" Chastain.
I'm just going by Annie's reaction to her. Annie Wilks thought Misery was the absolute bomb, man! :)
Maybe Paul wrote Misery to be a very strong person who shouldered great burdens, trials and tribulations 'heroically' with great fortitude and strength.
Admirable traits to strive for, to have, and to practice.
Lol, Misery must have been really tough too, considering she fought off a deadly allergic reaction the way she did.
Paul /Mr. King was a genius to come up with that plausible resurrection. Even though it be a bit far-fetched.
I think the mystery of Misery might just be one of those 'opportunities' Mr. King gives us to use our own unique imaginations.
Not too hard to come up with a back story for Ms. Chastain if you think about it for awhile. He gave us clues there.
I think :)
 

Wolf Bear

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This is an interesting subject, l like this Wolf Bear.
I think the heroine that Annie admired so much must have been a very romantically tragic and endearing character- hence her name "Misery" Chastain.
I'm just going by Annie's reaction to her. Annie Wilks thought Misery was the absolute bomb, man! :)
Maybe Paul wrote Misery to be a very strong person who shouldered great burdens, trials and tribulations 'heroically' with great fortitude and strength.
Admirable traits to strive for, to have, and to practice.
Lol, Misery must have been really tough too, considering she fought off a deadly allergic reaction the way she did.
Paul /Mr. King was a genius to come up with that plausible resurrection. Even though it be a bit far-fetched.
I think the mystery of Misery might just be one of those 'opportunities' Mr. King gives us to use our own unique imaginations.
Not too hard to come up with a back story for Ms. Chastain if you think about it for awhile. He gave us clues there.
I think :)
The fact that Annie thought the universe of Misery is what started me thinking,along with Sheldon's boredom with her. Was Misery actually a romanticized good woman, or some sort of monster, a woman who disdained the societal norm in a destructive and offsetting way? Why would an insane murderer be attracted to her? And why would a sane author grow to hate her so much?
 

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The fact that Annie thought the universe of Misery is what started me thinking,along with Sheldon's boredom with her. Was Misery actually a romanticized good woman, or some sort of monster, a woman who disdained the societal norm in a destructive and offsetting way? Why would an insane murderer be attracted to her? And why would a sane author grow to hate her so much?
That's another way of looking at it all.
Very cool points you make.
If I recall correctly, Paul's Misery books were the equivalent of the usual bodice rippers SOME women just love to read (retch! ;) jk.)
and he was writing them to make money. They weren't what he really WANTED to write. But Misery had gained quite a following and made him rich. He was sick of writing books he didn't even like.

Don't forget Annie's reaction to his 'serious' novel, she did not like it's content at all.
Didn't she object to sex and violence in the book? The immorality?
Wasn't it a crime novel?
I don't have a copy on hand at the moment, and it has been quite a long time since I read the novel.
I'm working off memory here.
Maybe I am not remembering accurately.

Annie was bat $#!7 crazy, but she was kind of weirdly prudish too.
Her particular brand of profanity is an example of that, I think.
Also she could be so sweet and rather innocent (seeming) one minute, then so abruptly turn psycho.
 

wolfphoenix

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"Misery".
I think that's kind of a pretty name actually. Depending on how you see Misery Chastain that is.
The put up stoic heroine, or the Eris-like bringer of strife and miserable things.
I knew a guy once, who named his dog "Militia".
 

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"Misery".
I think that's kind of a pretty name actually. Depending on how you see Misery Chastain that is.
The put up stoic heroine, or the Eris-like bringer of strife and miserable things.
I knew a guy once, who named his dog "Militia".
It is interesting how she brought Sheldon both his great success and his hellish Annieistic adventure. It is almost as if Sheldon's lack of gratitude for this character brought all this upon him, almost as if she incarnated into the beastly Annie to have her revenge. It is clear that Annie was not a fan of Sheldon, but of Misery.
 
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I found it interesting that we are introduced to a character whose influence was so powerful - and yet we know nothing about her. On the other hand, we are introduced to a fan who was clearly taken in by this character, and we know quite a lot about her. I am wondering if there is a connection between the "fiction" of Misery and the "reality" of Annie.
....certainly......it's that fiction which became reality in Annie's twisted psyche.....
 

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....certainly......it's that fiction which became reality in Annie's twisted psyche.....
......after looking more closely at the 'phrase in the red dress' ;)..... Annie and Misery had a sort of sisterly connection being that they both were banes of poor Paul's existence, 'physically and mentally'.
Maybe? :)
 

wolfphoenix

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It is interesting how she brought Sheldon both his great success and his hellish Annieistic adventure. It is almost as if Sheldon's lack of gratitude for this character brought all this upon him, almost as if she incarnated into the beastly Annie to have her revenge. It is clear that Annie was not a fan of Sheldon, but of Misery.
I don't know how I missed this post earlier.

I said once before in the "Christine" novel threads, that good stories are like diamonds.
Many fascinating and intriguing facets to gaze into.
You see new ways of looking at all sides all the time.
I like this discussion here.
 
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