Journal 6 - Journal 6 I could not put Stephen King's...

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Journal 6 I could not put Stephen King’s “ The Stand” down as I read through the part where the world as we know it descends into utter chaos and anarchy. It was absolutely shocking when the soldiers fired upon the college students; almost all the actions of the government were disturbing. The dumping of the bodies into the seas, the execution of civilians with treason cited as the charge was particularly astounding. But in the government’s defense there was not much they could do at that point, a fatal mistake was made and they needed the people to be calm. I would say it was the right decision. But I was bemused at why the government did not eventually give up. It was obvious that there was nothing more they could, nothing more to cover up. People were dying by the thousands and things were coming to an end and yet the government does not seem to get that the ‘gig was up’. I have to admit though King does indeed portray very well our fate in a similar situation. I also was intrigued by the character of Nick Andros, the deaf-mute who stumbles into a
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This note was uploaded on 08/21/2009 for the course ENGL 106 taught by Professor Ceyhan during the Spring '08 term at Purdue University-West Lafayette.

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Journal 6 - Journal 6 I could not put Stephen King's...

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