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Thoughts About Orams Last Words (in the novel)? Blasphemy?


Jun-23-2017 7:55 AM


Ok, sadly I don't have my novel with me to because I lent to to a friend so I can't reference exact quotes.


But after David has infected/impregnated Oram via the facehugger, Oram is unconscious then David basically wakes him up as he impatiently waits for his 'lil pet to arrive. 


When Oram wakes up he says something like "I was having a wonderful dream about God. That he was kind and forgiving, like I believed when I was a child."


And David says something like "But you no longer believe that?" Oram says something like "We all grow up sometime..." (Right before he's killed).


Up until this point Oram's faith had been pretty strong. So, can we get some Christian commenters to weigh in?


Did Oram blaspheme in the moments before his death???


Did David eternally damn the pious Chris Oram to hell!?


If so...freaking savage!

2 Responses to Thoughts About Orams Last Words (in the novel)? Blasphemy?

Cerulean Blue

Jun-23-2017 9:35 AM

@VE - Maybe it is only now, facing death, that Oram recognizes he is being punished for sabotaging James Franco's hypersleep chamber?  We do not have the entire story as to why Franco's hypersleep chamber malfunctioned?  Maybe Oram was the saboteur?  If Oram had been involved in Franco's death, he may now see that GOD had not forgiven his sin, but was actually punishing him for it?


Jun-23-2017 9:48 AM

@Cerulean Blue

Oooh, interesting idea! That fits pretty well with the movie version of Oram, as he complained about having not been given a command of his own when he felt like he deserved one.


But, that's not really the impression I got of the book version of Oram. In the book, he never wanted to be in charge and was pretty unhappy being put in that position.


Actually, I didn't like the movie version of Oram but I related to the book version of Oram a lot. There was one line that said something like "He was socially awkward and standoffish, which people often misinterpreted as arrogance".


And, he came across as strict because did whatever he thought was necessary to maintain order, but he actually really didn't like being bossy. Reminded me of my struggle to maintain order in my classroom while trying to maintain a good rapport with my students.


Oram did seem wracked with guilt in the book, but it seemed more related to the fact that his decision to give the planet a try had lead to the violent deaths of his wife and several people under his command.

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