5 Life Lessons and Moral Value from Pennywise the Dancing Clown in Stephen King's It 2017 Movie
Pennywise the Dancing Clown: "You'll Float Down Here, We All Float Down Here, Yes We Do!"
Leading Cast of Stephen King's It 2017 Movie:
Bill Skarsgård as Pennywise the Dancing Clown (a.k.a. "It")
Jaeden Lieberher as Bill Denbrough
Finn Wolfhard as Richie Tozier
Jeremy Ray Taylor as Ben Hanscom
Sophia Lillis as Beverly Marsh
Jack Dylan Grazer as Eddie Kaspbrak
Chosen Jacobs as Mike Hanlon
Wyatt Oleff as Stanley Uris
Jackson Robert Scott as Georgie Denbrough
First off, I want to clarify that the movie is directed by Andy Muschietti and is based on the bestselling novel "It" that was written by Stephen King.
Now that it's clear, let's begin with the post :)
1) Everyone is afraid of something.
Bill: "I saw something. There was this…"
Eddie: "A clown. Yeah, I saw him too."
Pennywise the Dancing Clown preyed on the fears of the kids in the "Losers Club":
Bill was afraid that his little brother Georgie was dead.
Richie was afraid of clowns (how convenient for Pennywise!).
Eddie was afraid of germs, sickness and disease.
Beverly was feeling afraid as she just started to have her period.
Ben was afraid of the headless boy in the history book.
Mike was haunted by the memory of his parents burning to death in the meat factory.
What are you most afraid of? Feel free to share it in the comments below!
2) Your fear makes the enemy stronger.
Pennywise the Dancing Clown: "This isn't real enough for you, Billy? I'm not real enough for you? It was real enough for Georgie."
Pennywise the Dancing Clown is a creature that feeds and thrives on its victim's fear, and it scares them by manifesting as their deepest fears.
On the flip side, once the kids of the Losers Club were no longer afraid of Pennywise, it became weak and powerless over them, and Bill even commented that it would "starve to death".
When you no longer fear the enemy, that's when the tide begins to turn in your favor!
3) Traps are way more effective when they are attractive.
Pennywise the Dancing Clown: "Can you smell the circus, Georgie? There's peanuts... cotton candy... hot dogs... and... POPCORN!"
Pennywise the Dancing Clown is a cunning predator.
When it was hunting for Georgie, it tried to find out what was Georgie's favorite sweet treat, and proceeded to lure him with the promise of desserts in the sewers.
It also used the boat that was given to Georgie by his older brother Bill to cause him to reach out towards it - that gave it the opportunity to bite off Georgie's arm.
This was probably the scariest part of the whole movie, seeing how it mercilessly attacked a little child!
Pennywise also tried to deceive and trap Bill down in the sewers by pretending to be his younger brother Georgie.
It even got the one-arm-missing look right!
Unfortunately for Pennywise, Bill saw through its disguise.
I still don't know how Bill knew that it wasn't the real Georgie.
Maybe what it said wasn't what Georgie would say, or maybe Bill finally accepted the fact that his younger brother was already dead.
4) You are weaker alone than in a group.
Bill: "If we stick together, all of us. We'll win."
Pennywise the Dancing Clown attacked all the kids individually, scaring them with their darkest fears. When it used this strategy, the kids were truly afraid!
Later, in the abandoned wellhouse that led to Pennywise the Dancing Clown's lair, it tried to separate the kids of the Losers Club with several fear-based illusions and traps.
Pennywise almost successfully devoured Eddie but again unfortunately for it, the rest of the gang came to his rescue!
Then another time, Pennywise transformed into the form of the Deformed Lady from the painting and tried to eat Stanley when he was alone, but was again unsuccessful when the other kids showed up.
When the kids were alone, they were weak and vulnerable to Pennywise's attacks, but as a united group, they were braver and stronger than ever!
5) Know how to access a situation - it's helpful to recognize who has the upper hand.
Pennywise the Dancing Clown: "I'll take him! I'll take all of you! I'll feast on your flesh as I feed on your fear... Or... you'll just leave us be... I will take him. Only him, and I will have my long rest and you will all grow to live and thrive and lead happy lives until old age takes you back to the weeds."
When Pennywise the Dancing Clown was driven into a corner down in its lair and knew that it was being defeated by the kids of the Losers Club, it grabbed Bill and threateningly gave them a choice:
Try to save Bill and they will all die, or leave Bill behind with it in the sewers and continue to lead their lives and grow up into adults.
Pennywise thought that the kids would take its offer perhaps because they didn't want to die, but it underestimated the strength of their friendship!
Well Pennywise, all I can say is that you tried your best - that was probably the best move possible in a situation like that.
Rest up and recuperate, and let's see how well you do in the sequel against the grown-up kids of the Losers Club!
I hope you enjoyed reading my post on "5 Life Lessons and Moral Value from Pennywise the Dancing Clown in Stephen King's It 2017 Movie".
What moral lessons did you take away from this movie? If you haven't watched it, would you dare to? Leave a comment below!
Would you be interested in reading the 5 Life Lessons posts of any of the following movies or shows?
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- Disney's "Moana"
- Logan (2017) - aka Wolverine 2017
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- Captain America: Civil War
- The Jungle Book
- The Hunger Games: Mockingjay (Part 2)
- The Maze Runner
- The Maze Runner 2: The Scorch Trials
- Attack on Titan
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