In IT Chapter Two , Pennywise cruelly uses Georgie’s form to razz Bill about his brother’s death with the term “you lied and I died.” In all versions of IT , Georgie’s assassinate at the paws( claws ?) of Pennywise dishes as the incite incident that starts the Losers’ Club on the road to a showdown with the ancient being. The image of young Georgie peering down into the sewer looking for his paper boat, simply to encounter Pennywise, has become iconic, and is the scene most closely associated with IT.

The rendition of Georgie’s death found in IT 2017 immediately got noticed for how much more harsh it was than the corresponding panorama in IT 1990, which cuts away before Georgie can really be damaged. The R-rated film version is much closer to Stephen King’s bible though, presenting Georgie’s arm coming separated in graphic detail. The shame over Georgie’s early death is also a constant informant of anguish for Bill in IT the book, as well as both of its screen adaptations. In numerous directions, it’s the driving force behind every action he takes.

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In the final trailer for IT, fans were intrigued by a scene in which Bill encounters Georgie( created by Pennywise ), who repeatedly screams at his older brother “you lied and I died! ” Each shriek gets progressively more devilish, and countless wondered what exactly that scoff intended. Sure fairly, IT Chapter 2 cleared things up.

In the full edition of the “you lied and I died” scene, Georgie( or at least the image of him) blames Bill for his death, arguing that Bill was only pretending to be sick on the day Georgie died, and in fact only didn’t want to go out and play with him. By the route Bill reacts, it’s self-evident this Pennywise-conjured Georgie is telling the truth, and Bill truly did make an excuse to avoid going along on the S.S. Georgie’s first and last voyage. While any rational party would realize that Bill’s wars don’t actually conclude him any more responsible for his brother dying at the hands of a superhuman man, his survivor’s guilt constitutes him all too susceptible to the idea.

Compounding Bill’s shame is his inability to save another child from Pennywise earlier in the film, culminating up forced to watch the boy be dined in front of him. Thankfully, Bill is able to overcome his regret and sadness, and continue the fight against IT. The Losers eventually win IT Chapter Two’s final battle, but not without endure great loss. Eddie is dead, Richie is heartbroken, and Stan’s frustrating suicide note divulges he chose to end his life as a method of ensuring his friends’ victory. For Bill though, the biggest loss will always be his brother George, a joyful little son who just wanted to skipper a article boat.

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