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Odetta/Detta/Susannah

Discussion in 'The Dark Tower II: The Drawing of the Three' started by Stillwell, Dec 23, 2014.

  1. Stillwell

    Stillwell New Member

    What is the significanc that this character has three different women living inside her, but is missing part of her physical body?
     
  2. not_nadine

    not_nadine Comfortably Roont

    It's Stephen King. :smile2: He can do what he wants with characters.
    I thought it was wonderful..... (at times)
     
  3. GNTLGNT

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...that she become whole in something other than physical form...
     
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  4. staropeace

    staropeace Richard Bachman's love child

    None. I do not think most writers think along these lines when they are writing...theme and other tecniques are sought by the reader. Uncle Steve just wants to tell a goodly yarn.
     
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  5. not_nadine

    not_nadine Comfortably Roont

    And that was a goodly one fer sure
     
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  6. blunthead

    blunthead Well-Known Member

    I know plenty of folks who take this stand (sorry), but I can't help suspecting that there are reasons that an author includes this and not that; reasons which the author himself needn't be conscious of, perhaps can't be. So, I tend to ask the same kind of questions as in the OP.
     
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  7. champ1966

    champ1966 Well-Known Member

    4, there was Mia as well.
     
  8. Pucker

    Pucker We all have it coming, kid

    Excellent question: What is the significance?

    I'm not going to answer it, but I will tell you that reading is an interactive experience and requires both a writer and a reader. You bring something to the party too, you know, and that is interpretation.

    It's not a test and there isn't any single correct answer.

    You or I or anyone may not agree on the significance of any aspect of any story, but that would not necessarily mean that any of us were "wrong."

    Enjoy the story as you find it. It is a gift (even though you have to pay for it).
     
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  9. doowopgirl

    doowopgirl very avid fan

    Yeah, I've read the DT series twice (so far) and both times I got something different. Readers need writers and writers need readers.
     
  10. Aloysius Nell

    Aloysius Nell Well-Known Member

    Yes...it is even stated that Detta Walker was "born" when the brick hit her, and became more real after she "took the A Train." (Love that song - I'm not a huge Ellington fan but WHEW! Cat Anderson wailing away, has to be the best version ever!)
     
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