Essay on The Stand

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The Stand

Stephen King's The Stand is a thrilling novel that portrays

the forces of good against evil. In the year 1991, a plague

strikes America, leaving only a few thousand people alive

who are "immune" to the epidemic. Of the survivors, those

who serve G-d instinctively join in Boulder, Colorado, while

those who worship the "Dark Man" are drawn to Las

Vegas, Nevada. The two groups separately re-build society,

until one must destroy the other. Franni Goldsmith comes

very close to killing herself. She thinks she can not deal with

her parents' deaths, being unwed and pregnant, and having

the only other survivor in her hometown of Ogunquit, Main

be her recently deceased best friend's weird brother Harold

Lauder. Fran puts aside her personal feelings for Harold

aside, and goes with him to the place in her dreams, to

Boulder, Colorado. On their way, they meet up with six

people from various states in the United States who joined

them on their journey. Fran is disturbed by her dreams, as all

of them are by their own. She dreams of an old lady named

Abigail, in Colorado. This lady is kind and loving and

promises to protect them from the evil. In the dreams there

is also a "Dark Man". He is always there lurking, waiting to

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