11/22/63: A Novel Themes & Motifs

King, Stephen
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Dangers Associated With Changing the Past

Jake learns that changing the past is dangerous for several reasons; the past does not want to be changed; it allows a person to act like God; the past can retaliate. Jake does not believe at first that the past is as resistant to change as Al leads him to believe, but he soon realizes that it fights against being changed. In some cases, like the aftermath of failed assassination attempt, the past retaliates for the damage done to it. But perhaps one of the most dangerous aspects of trying to change the past is that it gives a person the feeling that he can act like God.

When Jake decides to kill, even though he is keeping bad things from happening by killing, he is stepping into God’s shoes and judging who has the right to live and who...

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