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In "It", was Derry, Maine said to be named after Derry or Londonderry?

The Internet Archive has three editions of It, spanning more than 30 years: November 1986, New York: Viking September 1987, New York: Signet July 2017, New York: Scribner All three have the same ...
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Why is It afraid of birds?

I think you may be thinking too much about the specifics of what Stan was saying. What drives off It is not the birds, but rather Stan drawing strength from his passion. Birdwatching is a major part ...
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Why does Stanley Uris react so gruesomely to It returning?

Is it possible Stan is obsessive-compulsive? In the book, King makes it clear how neat Stan is, even referring to him as the smallest adult in Derry. In the bathroom-cleaning scene in the book, the ...
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Bowers and Huggins and Criss, oh my!

Phrases of the form "something and something and something, oh my!" are fairly widespread as a sort of meme (or snowclone) originating from the classic 1939 film The Wizard of Oz: Lions and Tigers ...
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Why does Pennywise Kill Patrick Hockstetter?

While Patrick is not motivated by the desire to cause fear in others, it's not really true to say he's "unimpressed with terror". In the novel, when Pennywise comes for Patrick he assumes ...
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Why does Stanley Uris react so gruesomely to It returning?

(Spoilers,duh) I think that Stan reacts so "strongly" to it returning because he says before 1984 (when the losers were kids) that he says he saw IT in her "TRUE FORM". I think even when years have ...
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Why is It afraid of birds?

Your answer lies in the specific characteristics of each bird mentioned. I have not read the book but per your question will give you an answer. Will use the example of eagles. This bird roars above ...
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Why does Stanley Uris react so gruesomely to It returning?

The entry for Stan on Wikipedia is as follows; Stan is the most skeptical member of the Club. He is Jewish and is persecuted by Henry Bowers for this reason. Logic, order, and cleanliness are ...
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