It

It

by

Stephen King

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Edward Corcoran Character Analysis

The eldest son of Monica Macklin, the stepson of Richard Macklin, and the older brother of Dorsey Corcoran. A ten-year-old boy who goes missing in Derry. In his suicide note, Richard claims to have seen Edward’s dead body. Edward is attacked and killed in Bassey Park, where he sometimes goes to get away from his stepfather. It transforms into a creature that is something between a fish and an amphibian with sharp claws, and digs into Edward’s carotid artery. Later, Mike Hanlon finds Eddie’s “two-blade pocket knife” in Bassey Park and sees blood near the bench where Eddie is killed. Eddie is killed on the night of June 19, 1958 and declared missing that year. Monica declares him legally dead in 1966.
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Chapter 6: One of the Missing: A Tale from the Summer of ‘58
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Clippings from the Derry News chronicle fears about Edward Corcoran , who has gone missing. His younger brother, Dorsey Corcoran, has recently died “of what... (full context)
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...recalls Dorsey begging Richard to stop beating him, telling Richard how much he loves him. Edward Corcoran remains missing and Macklin has no idea where the elder boy is, but his wife,... (full context)
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The police later find a badly decomposed body, which they believe belongs to Edward Corcoran , but it is not him after all. In 1967, Richard Macklin commits suicide shortly... (full context)
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Edward Corcoran dies on the night of June 19th and it is true that his stepfather, Richard... (full context)
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Earlier that day, Edward Corcoran receives his report card and knows that his poor marks will anger his father. Besides,... (full context)
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Edward Corcoran loses consciousness for ten minutes after being shoved into what feel like “hard steel fingers.”... (full context)
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Suddenly, a hand closes around Edward Corcoran ’s foot. He looks down and his mouth drops open. It is Dorsey. Dorsey is... (full context)
Derry: The Second Interlude
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...what happened to him. Might he be keeping company with Betty Ripsom, Patrick Hocksetter, and Edward Corcoran ? (full context)