Twin Peaks Usenet Archive

Subject: RS: Musings on BOB
From: (Cool Bean)
Date: 1991-04-30, 06:37

I'm beginning to think that BOB is not a specific evil entity as we all
think.  What if he's the culmination of all man's evil and ill will?  He
could be more like God -- everywhere all the time, in all of us, ready
to do horribly things whenever anyone gives him the chance.

I think this ties in with the theme of evil in Cooper's book.  He was
always talking about some evil presence.  His mother had similar dreams,
which reminded me of all the Laura and BOB stuff.  In a way, could it not
be interpreted that Coop's mother died of fright (as it is speculated that
Josie did)?  Coop talked about the awful nightmares she had right before
her death.

People often blame the horrible deeds they do on something outside of 
themselves -- i.e. all the insanity pleas in the courts.  Or if its really
bad, the person sometimes blocks the incident out entirely.  Or what about
that old saying, "the devil made me do it."  Sometimes it's blamed on the
environment -- victim of circumstace.  Very few of us believe we are 
capable of doing anything so violent or evil and should it happen that we
do, we look for something or someone else to blame it on (or if that person
doesn't, someone else often will).  

Anyway, just my attempt to explain BOB.  Err... maybe I just need more

--Cool Bean
-- **This is not cultural.