It

It

by

Stephen King

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Audra Phillips Character Analysis

Born “Audrey Philpott,” she is a movie star and Bill Denbrough’s wife of eleven years. Audra is five years older than Bill and a recovering drug addict and alcoholic. She is described as “auburn-haired, statuesque, and gorgeous.” She stars in the film adaptation of his second novel, The Black Rapids, whose film version is entitled Pit of the Black Demon. Together they work on the film Attic Room, in which Audra also stars. Audra is better-known for her celebrity than for her talent and once did a stint on the game show Hollywood Squares. Other characters in the novel, particularly Tom Rogan, notice how much Audra looks like Beverly Marsh.

Audra Phillips Quotes in It

The It quotes below are all either spoken by Audra Phillips or refer to Audra Phillips . For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one:
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). Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Scribner edition of It published in 2017.
Epilogue Quotes

He touches his wife's smooth back as she sleeps her warm sleep and dreams her own dreams; he thinks that it is good to be a child, but it is also good to be grownup and able to consider the mystery of childhood…its beliefs and desires, I will write about all of this one day, he thinks, and knows it's just a dawn thought, an after-dreaming thought. But it's nice to think so for awhile in the morning's clean silence, to think that childhood has its own sweet secrets and confirms mortality, and that mortality defines all courage and love. To think that what has looked forward must also look back, and that each life makes its own imitation of immortality: a wheel.

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Page Number: 1152
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Audra Phillips Character Timeline in It

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Chapter 3: Six Phone Calls
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In England, Bill Denbrough explains to his wife, Audra Phillips, that he must go back to Derry, Maine. She asks him who was on... (full context)
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...publishes the book when Bill is twenty-three, and three years later, he meets and marries Audra Phillips—a woman five years his senior. Gossip columnists give the marriage seven months. They meet... (full context)
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Audra tells Bill what she knows about him. She recalls stories he has told her about... (full context)
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...children took an oath to return to Derry if It “ever started to happen again.” Audra asks what Bill is talking about. Bill starts talking about how he lost his stutter,... (full context)
Chapter 12: Three Uninvited Guests
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...William Denbrough is a native of New England and lives in California with his wife, Audra Phillips. Tom thinks for a moment about how Audra looks like his wife, Beverly. When... (full context)
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Audra Phillips Denbrough flies to Maine from Heathrow. The day before, she had issues with Freddie... (full context)
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Audra’s plane lands in Bangor at 7:09 PM EDT. She grabs her single bag and approaches... (full context)
Chapter 19: In the Watches of the Night
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...then tells Bill that she needs him to kiss her. Bill thinks of his wife, Audra Phillips, and realizes for the first time that she looks like Beverly. He feels “a... (full context)
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...morning, and his feeling of guilt about this is only tempered by his knowledge that Audra is an ocean away. (full context)
Chapter 20: The Circle Closes
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Audra Phillips is also having nightmares and wakes with a start. Like Tom Rogan, she has... (full context)
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Audra awakes with a start, sweating. She vigorously rubs her hands across her face and the... (full context)
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A voice comes on the phone and Audra asks it to dial Bill Denbrough’s room. Halfway through the seventh ring, the connection is... (full context)
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Audra tries to scream but nothing more than a small whine comes out. She grabs blindly... (full context)
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...fixed on the strap, which belongs to a bag that he bought for his wife, Audra, in a Burbank leather-goods store. Richie asks Bill what’s wrong, and Bill screams. (full context)
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...Kleenex, makeup, and can of mints, he finds the jeweled compact that Freddie Firestone gave Audra when she signed on to do Attic Room. When they find her driver’s license they... (full context)
Chapter 21: Under the City
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...Tom Rogan, who became Its “dogsbody,” looked at It once and dropped dead of shock. Audra Phillips glanced at It and realized, with horror, that It is female. It has since... (full context)
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...section of the system has fallen into disuse. Bill says in a mechanical voice that Audra is dead. Beverly tries to help him snap out of it so that he can... (full context)
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...Ben calls to Bill. He hears something coming, and Bill thinks that it may be Audra. He strikes a match. (full context)
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...Again, they each see something different on the door. Beverly sees Tom’s face. Bill sees Audra’s severed head, and its eyes staring at him “in dreadful accusation.” Bill reminds them that... (full context)
Chapter 22: The Ritual of Chüd
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...to ensure that It does not get away this time. Bill looks up and sees Audra sagging again in the web. He calls out to her. Bill decides to run after... (full context)
Chapter 23: Out
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...for Beverly, who still has Eddie’s head in her lap. Bill picks up his wife, Audra, who seems like a waxwork. The place is falling apart, and they have to escape.... (full context)
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...wife as they work their way through the tunnel. The water rises. Bill is holding Audra again and is worried that he will have to “[float] her” so that they can... (full context)
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Richie takes Audra back from Bill, and they pull themselves out of the sewer. A woman in the... (full context)
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Around this time, Richie flags down an ambulance for Audra. Bill says that he is going back to the Town House to sleep for about... (full context)
Derry: The Last Interlude
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...looks as though he has aged about four years in four days. Bill says that Audra will be discharged from the hospital tomorrow. Physically, she is fine—there were only minor cuts... (full context)
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...but he chooses to embrace the relief. Bill then calls to say that he and Audra have moved into Mike’s house, but there is no change in her. (full context)
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...calls Bill in the afternoon of the following day. There is still no change in Audra. He also calls Richie in California. Mike tells Richie that they are forgetting things again,... (full context)
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...at his desk. Rademacher dies instantly. Meanwhile, Mike talks to Bill again about his wife. Audra is eating solid foods again. Otherwise, there is no change in her. Then, Mike asks... (full context)
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Bill says he has an idea about how to get Audra back completely. Mike says he thinks that he knows what it is, but Bill will... (full context)
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...remember. Bill says that he is ready to try his idea for how to help Audra, and Mike tells him to be careful. Mike asks Bill how he will know how... (full context)
Epilogue
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...how he cannot remember what he and his old friends did that week, or how Audra ended up in a catatonic state. He finishes getting dressed and looks at himself in... (full context)
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...chain-and-sprocket and lightly squeezes the horn. Then, he goes back into the house and gets Audra. She does not move and her hand lies in his like warm wax. He leads... (full context)
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Bill tells Audra to hold on. He still has thoughts of falling in the street, causing both of... (full context)
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...Bill to look out. He drags Silver hard to the left to avoid crash barriers. Audra awakens. Up ahead, he strikes a barrier that closes off a sidewalk at forty miles... (full context)