Mother Abagail

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AchtungBaby

Well-Known Member
Dec 5, 2011
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#1
Does anyone else feel Mother Abigail is annoying? I'm sorry, but she's possibly the most grating character King has ever created. I'm re-reading The Stand, and I've never actively liked or disliked her, but sheesh! This time... Ugh. Her off-handed comments judging Democrats, Catholics, young people, etc. as well as the way she carries herself in every situation get to be a bit much. She's just so....pompous. I know she
disappears late in the novel because she feels she's prideful
and she is!

I just feel this character would have been written different (i.e. better) had she been written later on in King's career. And this is honestly sad to me because I feel the other characters in The Stand are SO well-written.

I know I'm in the minority on this one, but I'm just curious if ANYONE here doesn't like--or at least gets annoyed by--Mother Abigail. Surely I'm not the only one!
 

not_nadine

Comfortably Roont
Nov 19, 2011
29,371
137,392
Behind you
#2
No, I wanted her.

And the chicken dinner she worked so hard for.

And wanted her to get jelly for the peanut butter sandwich, that she forgot.

Oh God, then the pork! :icon_eek: Took me quite awhile to eat that again.
(except bacon) Nothing that even looked like it was ever alive.

I must be hungry. say sorry.
 
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staropeace

Richard Bachman's love child
Nov 28, 2006
15,094
47,953
Alberta,Canada
#7
No, I wanted her.

And the chicken dinner she worked so hard for.

And wanted her to get jelly for the peanut butter sandwich, that she forgot.

Oh God, then the pork! :icon_eek: Took me quite awhile to eat that again.
(except bacon) Nothing that even looked like it was ever alive.

I must be hungry. say sorry.
I cannot figure out how she ate the chicken then put in her teeth to talk to the new guests of hers.
 

Neesy

#1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side
May 24, 2012
56,553
206,176
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
#14
I cannot figure out how she ate the chicken then put in her teeth to talk to the new guests of hers.
I know a guy who is one of the workers at Special O bowling. He says he can eat almost anything (except maybe apples) and he has no teeth :umm: He must have very strong gums is all I can figure :saturn:
 
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