It

It

by

Stephen King

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Beverly Marsh’s husband. Tom is a misogynist who regularly abuses Beverly. He first meets Beverly in a Chicago nightclub. He beats her partly out of lingering resentment for his mother, who beat him during his childhood. He helps to form Beverly Fashions, a company for which he serves as the president and general manager. Tom also beats and threatens Beverly’s friend, Kay McCall, forcing her to tell him that Beverly has returned to her hometown of Derry. Tom follows Beverly there and becomes possessed by It, which uses his body and then kills him. Beverly leaves Tom’s body in Derry and decides to declare him as missing.

Tom Rogan Quotes in It

The It quotes below are all either spoken by Tom Rogan or refer to Tom Rogan . 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.
Chapter 1 Quotes

Her father tucked her in as he always did, and kissed her forehead. Then he only stood there for a moment in what she would always think of as “his” way of standing, perhaps of being: bent slightly forward, hands plunged deep—to above the wrist—in his pockets, the bright blue eyes in his mournful basset-hound's face looking down at her from above. In later years, long after she stopped thinking about Derry at all, she would see a man sitting on the bus or maybe standing on a corner with his dinnerbucket in his hand, shapes, oh shapes of men, sometimes seen as day closed down, sometimes seen across Watertower Square in the noonlight of a clear windy autumn day, shapes of men, rules of men, desires of men: or Tom, so like her father when he took off his shirt and stood slightly slumped in front of the bathroom mirror to shave. Shapes of men.

Page Number: 404
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Chapter 3 Quotes

He looked at her, eyes narrowed, mouth smiling casually, completely alive, ready to see what would come next, how she would react. His cock was stiffening in his pants, but he barely noticed. That was for later. For now, school was in session. He replayed what had just happened. Her face. What had that third expression been, there for a bare instant and then gone? First the surprise. Then the pain. Then the (nostalgia) look of a memory . . . of some memory. It had only been for a moment. He didn't think she even knew it had been there, on her face or in her mind. Now: now. It would all be in the first thing she didn't say. He knew that as well as his own name […] He had regressed her. He was in this car with a child. Voluptuous and sexy as hell, but a child.

Related Characters: Beverly Marsh Rogan, Tom Rogan
Page Number: 110
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Tom Rogan Character Timeline in It

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Chapter 3: Six Phone Calls
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At Beverly Marsh Rogan’s Chicago home, her husband, Tom Rogan, is nearly asleep when the phone rings. Tom is... (full context)
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Tom Rogan goes to a belt “hanging from a hook” in the closet. He recalls his... (full context)
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Tom Rogan swings the belt at his wife, Beverly, who grabs it away from him. He... (full context)
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Tom Rogan goes after his wife once more, but Beverly now has his belt, swings it,... (full context)
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Tom goes after Beverly again, but this time, she swings the belt low and hits him... (full context)
Chapter 9: Cleaning Up
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Beverly Rogan is on an airplane, flying high over New York State. She laughs and stifles it... (full context)
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...Chicago, Beverly calls Kay McCall first. Kay is thrilled to hear that Beverly has left Tom She meets Beverly, who is arriving in a taxi, at the end of her driveway.... (full context)
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...her. Despite the security people at O’Hare International Airport, she is afraid of her husband, Tom, looking for her. Her plane is now descending into Boston. She looks out the window... (full context)
Chapter 11: Walking Tours
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...living in Derry. She last heard from him ten years ago, long before she married Tom Rogan. He sent her a postcard with the town’s hideous plastic statue of Paul Bunyan.... (full context)
Chapter 12: Three Uninvited Guests
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Tom Rogan calls Kay McCall around noon, inquiring after Beverly Marsh Rogan. Kay tells him that... (full context)
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Tom Rogan then tells Kay that if she calls the police or tells them that he... (full context)
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Kay decides that she must warn Beverly that Tom is going to look for her. She finds Beverly Rogan registered at the Derry Town... (full context)
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Before leaving from O’Hare, Tom Rogan reads the brief author’s note at the end of The Black Rapids. He learns... (full context)
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...the used LTD shows up ten minutes later. He scribbles a bill of sale for Tom and takes off the license plates. Tom offers him an extra three bucks for the... (full context)
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...7:09 PM EDT. She grabs her single bag and approaches the rental-car booths, just as Tom Rogan will an hour later. She rents a Datsun and the young woman who attends... (full context)
Chapter 20: The Circle Closes
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Tom Rogan is having a dream in which he is killing his father. When Tom was... (full context)
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Tom imagines himself in the dream, picking up the pace and encouraging his friends to come... (full context)
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Tom gets up slowly and fumbles for a glass of water. He thinks to himself to... (full context)
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Tom hears a voice coming from within the balloon. It says that it doesn’t matter where... (full context)
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Audra Phillips is also having nightmares and wakes with a start. Like Tom Rogan, she has the feeling of being someone else. She is aware of being chased,... (full context)
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...lips, which are swollen, curl into a grotesque smile. His teeth are broken and jagged. Tom Rogan asks, “Haven’t I seen you in the movies?” (full context)
Chapter 21: Under the City
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...with Mike, however; so, when It came to him, It came as a giant bird. Tom Rogan, who became Its “dogsbody,” looked at It once and dropped dead of shock. Audra... (full context)
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...to come. Bill says that he mentioned the name of the town. Beverly realizes that Tom Rogan also knew where she was going, and she  confesses that, in a way, she... (full context)
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...door, just like before. 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.”... (full context)
Derry: The Last Interlude
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...will go back to Chicago the week after next to file a missing-persons report on Tom Rogan. Bill says, too, that he thinks that Beverly does not really remember what happened... (full context)