keeps coming back...or going, and going, and going
- Mar 6, 2013
I came away from the story with the idea that due to their childhood they did not have children. Call it something, what's the word? psychoschematic? something like that. The mind, perhaps something unconscious. Not necessarily because of the trauma, maybe too because of the good times...maybe the idea of having children would have done something to them, consciously or unconsciously. Don't recall a reason, only that one of them remarked on the fact. Was it Mike? Something to think about. I'm not sure.What does everyone make of the fact that none of the Losers Club ever had children? I believe this is discussed when the adult Losers meet at the Jade Orient but they never arrive at a definite reasoning. Did they? Interesting to note that their childhood hangout was called The Barrens, too. I feel it's almost as if confronting Pennywise (IT) in the sewers in 1958 was a type of cancer/radiation that impaired them...making them "barren".
However, the six Losers that actually left Derry became very successful.
Still, I am curious if anyone remembers why they didn't have children. Is it a dark, twisted Peter Pan motif? Doesn't Pennywise promise his victims "you'll never have to grow up?". I'm also reminded of the line in Christine where it says 'as soon as you have kids you see your own tombstone' (paraphrasing).
I'm thinking out loud here and getting ready to read IT in September. I'd like to hear what you think.