It

It

by

Stephen King

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Sharon Denbrough Character Analysis

Bill and George Denbrough’s mother and Zack Denbrough’s wife. While looking through George’s photo album, Bill comes across a photo of his mother from “when she was young and impossibly gorgeous.” Sharon is a Julliard-trained Classical pianist who practices in what their father calls “the living room” and what Sharon calls “the parlor.” She stops playing piano after George dies.
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Sharon Denbrough Character Timeline in It

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Chapter 1: After the Flood
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...as “Stuttering Bill.” Bill currently has the flu and sits in bed while his mother, Sharon Denbrough, plays Für Elise on the piano in the family’s parlor. (full context)
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...he continues to think about the turtle. He wonders where he has seen it before. Sharon starts playing Für Elise again—the song that Bill will remember for the rest of his... (full context)
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...desk and shuts his eyes, as though to squeeze the stubborn word out of himself. Sharon Denbrough explains the stutter as the result of an accident which occurs when Bill is... (full context)
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...the clown’s eyes have transformed into a bright, “dancing blue,” like those of his mother, Sharon. The clown introduces himself as “Mr. Bob Gray, also known as Pennywise the Dancing Clown.” (full context)
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...the paper boat continues on. It sweeps “through knighted chambers and long concrete hallways.” While Sharon Denbrough is in the Emergency Room at the Derry Home Hospital being sedated, and Bill... (full context)
Chapter 5: Bill Denbrough Beats the Devil (I)
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At Bill’s house, his parents Zack and Sharon are sitting on opposite ends of the couch watching TV. The house is eerily silent.... (full context)
Chapter 8: Georgie’s Room and the House on Neibolt Street
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...the kids in Derry. Richie and Bill slip into the Denbrough house like ghosts, but Sharon Denbrough hears them. Richie announces himself and Bill’s mother invites Richie to dinner, which he... (full context)
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Bill and Richie leave George’s room. Sharon Denbrough calls up from the foot of the stairs and asks if the boys have... (full context)
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...birthday the year before. It was Zack Denbrough’s compromise between the .22 Bill wanted and Sharon Denbrough’s adamant refusal about the boy having a firearm. Bill is not very good at... (full context)