Why pigs blood

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Neesy

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Hey watching Carrie on amc and wondering why king chose pigs blood? any answer
Found this on the internet:

"Why does it have to be pig's blood?
Pig is a symbol of sloth and greed. Muslims see pigs as unclean, haram creatures (haram means forbidden by Allah). So, pig symbolizes dirtiness and disgust."

I dunno - I think they were just sticking to the original book in which two pigs are killed. You'd have to ask Stephen King why he chose to include this in his book.
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HollyGolightly

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What a book and really well done screen adaptation! I remember being a kid and one of the older kids gave me a description of the entire movie - from the tampon throwing to the hand coming up out of the grave. It was terrifying and I was hooked.

Pig's blood - why not? It had to be something truly disgusting, but not something like human blood. And I think it had to be blood because she was so picked on by the shower scene with the blood. Poor Carrie.
 

Wayoftheredpanda

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Found this on the internet:

"Why does it have to be pig's blood?
Pig is a symbol of sloth and greed. Muslims see pigs as unclean, haram creatures (haram means forbidden by Allah). So, pig symbolizes dirtiness and disgust."

I dunno - I think they were just sticking to the original book in which two pigs are killed. You'd have to ask Stephen King why he chose to include this in his book.
:question_pig:
Never really thought about why pork was forbidden in Islam, interesting.