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Stephen King - Stephen Edwin King, one of the greatest horror writers of the 20th and 21st century, was born on September 21, 1947 in Portland, Maine. Stephen was born at the Maine General Hospital. He was the second son, and only son born from his mother, of the King family. Stephen had a older brother who was adopted two years prior to Stephen’s birth. (1) (2) (5) Stephen King’s parents were only together for a short while after Stephen was born. Stephen, only being a toddler, his father, Donald Edwin King, left Stephen’s mother, Ruth Pillsbury King, leaving her to care for the family with the help of relatives....   [tags: Stephen King Biography]
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Stephen King Using Gothic Literature - Stephen King is known as one of the greatest horror and gothic writers of our time. The reason for this is his ability to fuse the gothic elements created by stories such as Dracula or Frankenstein and todays horror. King has written hundreds of short stories but two in-particular “The Night Flier” and “Popsy” show his unique ability to combined gothic elements from the old literature with realistic settings and people of our era. One of his greater talents is being able to use gothic element like vampires and make us see them in a different light....   [tags: Stephen King] 908 words
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Misery by Stephen King - Misery by Stephen King Plot: Paul Sheldon is a famous writer who created the popular 'Misery' series, and has just killed off the main character, Misery Chastain. He has just finished writing a new novel called 'Fast Cars' and is heading to New York to get the manuscript printed when his car crashes in Colorado. He is pulled from the wreckage with both of his legs shattered by his number one fan, Annie Wilkes. She took him to her home and nursed him to health. But Annie Wilkes is slightly crazy, and when she read the new 'Misery' novel she demanded that Paul had to bring her back to life in another book....   [tags: Misery Stephen King] 893 words
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Biography and Work of Stephen King - Killer clown, pig’s blood, children killing adults, an adventurous cat and “here’s Johnny!” can all be connected to the KING of terror and horror, Stephen King. King is one of today's most popular and best selling writers. King combines thrillers, science fiction, the paranormal and detective themes into his stories. He is mainly known for his novels, which has allowed him to do different types of writings such as movie scripts, nonfiction, autobiographies, children's books, and short stories. King's works are so powerful because he uses his experience and observations from his life and (finish) Stephen Edwin King was born in Portland, Maine on September 21, 1947....   [tags: Stephen King Writer Author Biography] 1338 words
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Misery, by Stephen King - Annie Wilkes - Misery, by Stephen King - Annie Wilkes What does it take to frighten an author of best-selling horror novels?  In Misery, Stephen King embodies a writer's fears about himself as a writer and about the continuation of his creativity in a richly elaborated and horrifi-cally psychotic woman, Annie Wilkes.  In the novel, Annie represents a mother figure, a goddess, and a "constant reader".  In reality, however, An-nie merely represents a creative part of King's mind. Annie Wilkes is a proud mother of two children--a historical-romance novelist, Paul Sheldon, and his extremely popular heroine Misery Chastain.  Annie must nurse and educate Paul.  Gottschalk elaborates, "Annie views Paul in a mad...   [tags: Misery Stephen King] 815 words
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The Success of Stephen King as a Screenwriter - The Success of Stephen King as a Screenwriter Movies are becoming more and more popular with new special effects and stories that are intriguing and gripping. Movies now have lasting effects on viewers, since the stories are becoming more involved and more in depth. Screenwriters are constantly trying to create better screenplays to have made into motion pictures, yet there are thousands, if not millions, of screenwriters out there trying to earn a wage. The Writer’s Guild of America reports that in one year an average of 40,000 screenplays will be submitted and out of those only 120 will be made into motion pictures....   [tags: Stand by Me Stephen King Film Essays]
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Misery by Stephen King - Misery by Stephen King Book Report The stories setting takes place in Western Colorado. In Western Colorado in a home of a retired nurse named Annie is where the whole story takes place. Annie's home is a two story log cabin out in the middle of nowhere. The closest neighbors are miles away. It takes place in the middle of winter snow storms. The story is about Paul Sheldon who is the author of a best-selling series of romance novels featuring its popular character Misery Chastain....   [tags: Misery Stephen King Book Report] 780 words
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Analysis of Do Not Weep, Maiden, For War Is King by Stephen Crane - Stephen Crane uses several different poetic and stylistic devices in his lyrical organic poem, “Do not weep, maiden, for war is kind”. For instance, the structure of the poem is made up of five stanzas. The purpose of the poem is to explain to readers the horror and distraction that comes with war. “These men where born to drill and die”-Lines 19. War also comes between families and loved, ones tearing them apart. “Mother.../... shroud of your son”-23-24. Dominant devices prevailing in the poem are tone/mood, diction, imagery, and sound devices....   [tags: horror, distracton, war, families, mood] 895 words
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The Sun Dog by Stephen King - Bibliographic Information: King, Stephen (1992) The Sun Dog (The Penguin Group, New York, New York). Setting: This story take place in the town of Castle Rock, Oregon. Most of the book takes place around the main characters neighborhood and the store in which the camera was bought. In the story it is the month of September. The story stars on September 15, of 1997. The way the time period is associated with the main character is that September 15th is his birthday. So the story begins in the setting of a 15 year old boys birthday party....   [tags: Stephen King Sun Dog Book Report] 1204 words
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The Body by Stephen King - For my book I chose to read The Body by Stephen King. This novel is about four young boys taking a journey to find a body somewhere in the woods that is at the county line. This story is about more than just four boys going on an adventure its about them becoming closer to each other and learning real life lessons along the way. The four boys are all going into their first year of middle school so this is a time in their life when they learn things that will help them in life. In the first major scene the boys are all in a tree house where the character Vern tells the other three boys about the body....   [tags: The Body Stephen King Book Review Analysis] 843 words
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The Theme in Stephen King's Apt Pupil - Many of Stephen King’s writings explore the theme of evil, and Apt Pupil is no exception. He has incorporated his ideas of malevolence into the characters of Todd Bowden and Kurt Dussander. The beginning of the novella delves into the dark thoughts of a young boy whose encounter with Dussander encourages the growth of his dark side. From stories of Patin to killing animals, the potential for evil can be seen in the eyes of the two and leads them to the ultimate evil: murder. It all began when Todd found his ‘GREAT INTEREST....   [tags: Stephen King Apt Pupil Theme] 950 words
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Hope Springs Eternal: Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption by Stephen King - Hope Springs Eternal: Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption by Stephen King A wise man once said, “Memory is the library of the mind.” All of the events in one’s life, ranging from birth to the present, are stored in this complex catalog of experience. There they remain untouched and collecting dust until a time of need, much like the scores of books found in today’s libraries. No matter how obscure, their topics represent the various trials of life that build one’s character and forever serve as the most reliable source of the human psyche....   [tags: Shawshank Stephen King Essays]
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Analysis Of King's Smokers, Inc. - Kick the Habit, or Kick the Bucket Stephen King’s short story "Quitters, Inc." involves a smoker trying to kick the habit, and getting results no matter the means. Dick Morrison meets Jimmy McCann, an old friend, in the bar of the Kennedy International airport. McCann has stopped smoking, gained a promotion, and become physically fir since the last time they met. He tells Morrison about an agency that helped him quit smoking and gave him a business card for Quitters, Inc., which Morrison just put in his wallet....   [tags: Stephen King] 904 words
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The King of Horror: Stephen King - Stephen King is one of the greatest American authors who was greatly influenced by history and it is clearly shown in his work. Throughout the 20th century there have been many world events that have influenced American culture today; many of these controversies in which America has been involved include: Russia’s Red Scare, The Cold War, and the Vietnam War. Historical Background Russia’s Red Scare was a period in history where every American was afraid of communist Russia. After World War II the U.S....   [tags: american authors, horror]
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The Stephan Lawrence Case - ... Adopting the British style, learning new habits and the ways of behaving will manage to become accepted by the native population. However, this is a challenge for the minority population. The real change must be seen among the practitioners and the white community. A first step is identifying and admitting the tendencies towards racism. Most of the people relay on stereotypes and act unintentional. Another action is to see how black people suffered as a result of discrimination and to show a negative attitude towards it....   [tags: prejudice and fairness in police policy] 860 words
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Carrie by Stephen King - The book uses fictional documents, such as book excerpts, news reports, and hearing transcripts, to frame the story of Carietta "Carrie" White, a 17-year-old girl from Chamberlain, Maine. Carrie's mother, Margaret, a fanatical Christian fundamentalist, has a vindictive and unstable personality, and over the years has ruled Carrie with an iron rod and repeated threats of damnation, as well as occasional physical abuse. Carrie does not fare much better at her school where her frumpy looks, lack of friends and lack of popularity with boys make her the butt of ridicule, embarrassment, and public humiliation by her fellow teenage peers....   [tags: Stephen King Carrie] 900 words
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Naturalism in Stephan Crane and Jack London's Works - ... Maggie represents an individual unmarked by their physical surroundings. The author stereotypes and characterizes the persona of Maggie to demonstrate the overall influence of our environment and the unpleasant conditions within the inner-city. Stephan Crane illustrates Maggie and Jimmy as opposites and the parents are portrayed as drunken, unsuccessful hypocrites and unfit role models. Although Maggie is repeatedly abused mentally and physically, she continuously assembles the bits and pieces of her existence regardless of being “in a worn and sorry state.” Crane utilizes several different manners to identify the evils that persisted in city slums....   [tags: Maggie, Law of LIfe, Open Boat] 1274 words
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Stephen King, A Voice in the Dark - Stephen King; A voice in the Dark “People always ask me why I write such terrifying stories, and my reply always is; Why do you think I have a choice?” Stephen King is one of the world’s bestselling authors (and was before J.K. Rowling published Harry Potter). he is most known for his Horror stories, like IT or ‘Salem’s Lot. But also for his Horror/Fantasy novels, Like The Dark Tower Series. He writes about his fears, his problems, and things he’s overcome, and sometimes the odd. Stephen King (full name is Stephen Edwin King) was born on September 21st, 1947 in the small town of Portland, Maine....   [tags: horror stories, writing, fantasy novels] 1794 words
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Stephen King the Creator of Horror - ... Stephen spent most of his childhood in Fort Wayne, Indiana with his older adopted brother David. By the time Stephen was eleven his mother had move them back to Maine. He and his brother would move back and fourth from Maine to visit his grandparents. He never knew his dad he disappeared out of his life, he told his family he was going to a cigarette shop, he never returned. Stephen was very well educated and was a dedicated student. He read books that were at a very high level for his age once his teacher made him stay after school because she thought he was pretending to read such a high leveled book, he proved her wrong....   [tags: author, movies, ]
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A Brief Look at Stephen King - ... The ghost in the hotel begins to possess Jack and causes him to get cabin fever. He is told to kill his family but resists, but eventually he snaps and becomes a homicidal maniac. He is eventually locked in a closet by his wife, Wendy. One of the ghosts frees Jack and encourages him to bring him Danny, Jack’s son. Jack hunts down Wendy and corners her in the bathroom. Meanwhile in Florida, the hotel chef, Dick Hallorann hears a psychic call from Danny. He arrives in an effort to help the family, only to be attacked by animals that the hotel controls....   [tags: influential American authors, master of horror] 762 words
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Stephen King and the Pet Sematary - ... On Louis’s first day working at the university a boy named Victor Pascow was hit by a car and died in Dr. Creed’s care. Before dying, Victor muttered about the Pet Sematary which scared Louis. A few months later on Thanksgiving night, Ellie’s cat, Church, was struck by a car while crossing the road. Jud and Louis found the cat with a broken neck. Later that night, Jud took Louis up to the the cemetery beyond the Pet Sematary Louis was familiar with. A day after burying the cat, Louis discovered the cat had came back to life....   [tags: author, story, school, writings] 1858 words
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Stephen King's Life and Accomplishments - "If you have an imagination, let it run free." - Steven King, 1963 Stephen Edwin King is one of today's most popular and best selling writers. King combines the elements of psychological thrillers, science fiction, the paranormal, and detective themes into his stories. In addition to these themes, King sticks to using great and vivid detail that is set in a realistic everyday place. Stephen King who is mainly known for his novels, has broadened his horizons to different types of writings such as movie scripts, nonfiction, autobiographies, children's books, and short stories....   [tags: psychological thrillers, science fiction, novels]
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Stephen King's Guidebook: On Writing - Stephen King’s “On Writing,” is a memoir of the author’s experiences as a writer and serves as a guidebook for those who choose to enter the craft of writing. Stephen King writes about his childhood and young adulthood, relating stories that made him the writer he has become. Stephen King then moves into the mechanics of writing, offering advice and insight into a successful career that has worked so well for him but remains distant for thousands of others. “On Writing – A Memoir of the Craft” is not written in the traditional textbook format....   [tags: mechanics, informal, practical]
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King Hezekiah: King of Judah - The birth of the story of King Hezekiah came about from his father, King Ahaz, who was the king of Judah at first. Throughout the reign of Ahaz, the Bible demonstrates to us how Ahaz was not the best perfect that was fit for a king. King Ahaz brought much turmoil to the nation of Judah. God was not pleased at with the people, with the people; He was not only disappointed with the people, but also with King Ahaz because his ruling. King Ahaz disobeyed the law of the Lord; Ahaz gave the people to be able and worship other gods....   [tags: Bible, King of Judah, Bible History]
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The Shining by Stephen King - Stephen King is a contemporary author of horror, science fiction, and fantasy. He is one of the greatest writers of the American horror genre. King wrote many bestselling books but his book The Shining, published in 1977, established King as a great American writer. The Shining is about a man, Jack Torrance, his son, Danny, and his wife when they become caretakers of an isolated hotel. Danny sees alarming visions of the hotel's past using a psychic ability known as "The Shining." As time goes on, Jack Torrance slips into a horrifying insanity and the only thing that can save his family is "The Shining." Stephen King is known for putting his past hardships, as well as successes, into this...   [tags: horror, science fiction, and fantasy]
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Stephen King is the King Of Horror - The King of Horror Films The Write Brigade Stephen King Research Paper Outline 1. Introduction a. Short biography b. Thesis Statement: Stephen King uses many different elements in order to scare his readers. The elements include supernatural elements, real life scenarios, and fear of the unknown. 2. How substance abuse and a childhood accident affected King’s creativity a. Heavy drinking b. Harder drugs c. Intervention and Sobriety d. Watching one of his friends getting hit by a train 3....   [tags: Literature] 1267 words
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The Breathing Method by Stephen King - In the novella the Breathing Method by Stephen King, the character David Adley is telling the story of his first time going to this club. At this club located at 249B East Thirty-fifth Street there are a lot of unusual happenings; unusual people, places and objects which are unrealistic. David witnesses the decapitation of Sandra Stansfield and the birth of her child because this experience of trauma he creates a fictitious world to cope, in this world he imagines he goes to the club to escape but he can never truly escape and is reminded in his own happy place what has happened to Sandra....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Character Development]
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The Shining by Stephen King - King’s popularity is based on his skill of create interesting characters, to make a realistic plot, and on his intense awareness of what terrifies his readers. King often talked about the experiences in his own life that have led to this awareness, including being abandoned by his father as a young child (Kraft 3). As a result of his great storytelling abilities, King has become one of the bestselling authors of all time and has made a big influence on the development of popular literature (Kraft 2)....   [tags: power, profit, capitalist dream] 1629 words
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Salem's Lot by Stephen King - In Stephen King Salem's lot, he brings a brilliantly written storm of force, King brings to life the creatures that have prowled the town of Jerusalem's lot for centuries throughout the local rumors. The book, Salem's Lot takes you through its twisted plot, with vivid characters, and the crazy turns it takes. Steven King has the power to make something so unrealistic very real, he is seen as a gothic literary writer because he expresses the key characteristics of gothic literature throughout most of his stories....   [tags: gothic literature, literary analysis] 592 words
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Dance Macabre by Stephen King - ... We fear zombies and terrorists for different reasons other than those he talks about. They instill the uneasiness that there is always a potential danger. Zombies and terrorists do not move as fast as he is trying to pace it. What's more, in contrast to other supernatural or undead creatures, the zombie directly manifests the visual horrors of death; unlike most ghosts and vampires, zombies are in an active state of decay. Metaphorically, this classic creature embodies a number of our greatest fears....   [tags: consumerism, zombies]
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The Writing of Stephen King - Steven King has long been known as one of the greatest authors of all time. He has been labeled "the King of Horror" and won many awards including the Medal of Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, 6 Bram Stoker awards, 6 Horror Guild awards, 5 Locus Awards, 3 World Fantasy Awards (including a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2004), the 1996 O. Henry award, a Hugo Award in 1982 for the non-fiction Danse Macabre. He was given a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2003 by the Horror Writers' Association and, controversially, a Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters from the National Book Foundation in 2003....   [tags: Literature, Writers] 1557 words
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The Dark Tower by Stephen King - The Dark Tower – Stephen King The Dark Tower is a series of stories that follow the main character, Roland "The Last Gunslinger", as he travels across a harsh desert on a mission to find the "man in black". His mission is to make it safely to the Tower in order to save himself and the very existence of the universe. The entire series revolves around the tower and how essential it is. The tower is a central point where different planes of existence merge and if Roland doesn't make it there before it gets destroyed then everything else will be destroyed along with it....   [tags: Literature]
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Stephen King and Horror Films - ... These categories are the basic building blocks used in today's horror media today. This topic here will cover the general types of horror we see often in video games which are the “Psychological horror” and “Survival horror”. First let’s start with psychological horror. Originally stemming from the traditional Japanese horror film genre, it focuses on the use of a disturbing atmosphere and narrative in order to create fear. Whilst differing from the other two horror types, psychological horror works more on a mental level....   [tags: japanese horror films, pyschologicla, survival]
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The Shinning by Stephen King - In the horror genre, there are many concepts that can contribute to horrifying the audience. A common fear for most is the fear of the unknown or that of which cannot be seen such as what lies beyond the world people cannot see. It can raise question of what may cross the line into ghosts or "supernatural" territory. There could be tons of reasons as to why something could be portrayed as haunted. In the film The Shining by Stephen King, the Overlook Hotel calls to Jack Torrance to come back to the hotel and fulfill his duty as caretaker of that hotel....   [tags: supernatural, ghosts, film, horror genre]
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Stephen King: The Horror - There was a period in America’s history known as the Modern Era. In this age, the book industry was revolutionized, with new ways to write. One author went beyond the nom is Stephen King. He is a different kind of novelist, who desires to shake one down to their very soul. King once said, “I don’t want to just mess with your head; I want to mess with your life.” (1King) A brief look into his life and history as well as a few works will show evidence that he wants to incapacitate the reader from normal daily life....   [tags: Bibliography]
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Suspense of Stephen King - Stephen King a very popular story writer is most famous for his horror fiction stories. He has written many books that have inspired other writers to write and other people to read more. He has made many accomplishments that a lot of writers have never achieved. According to his biography, King has sold fifty bestsellers, and has acted in a few movies that are based on his books. The use of Suspense as a literary element is constant in books written by Stephen King. This will examine Stephen King’s life and the literary criticism of his short story, “The Two Dead Girls” The Green Mile....   [tags: Biography ]
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Comparing Writing Careers of Edgar Allan Poe and Stephen King - Comparing Writing Careers of Edgar Allan Poe and Stephen King In human nature there exists a morbid desire to explore the darker realms of life. As sensitive beings we make every effort to deny our curiosity in the things that frighten us, and will calmly reassure our children that there aren't any creatures under their beds each night, but deep down we secretly thrive on that cool rush of fear. Despite our efforts to maintain a balance of respectable emotions, we are a society of people who slow down to look at traffic accidents and find excitement in the macabre....   [tags: Compare Contrast Authors Poe King Essays]
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Stephen King - Stephen King is known by many as a successful author, but every author is only as good as his or her works. King has produced various types of works such as short stories, novels, novellas, screenplays, and comics. His work has been the “most important bridge between the horror genre and literary respectability from the late 1960s and 1970s up to the present time” (Hoppenstand 3). Stephen Edwin King was born September 21, 1947 in Portland, Maine. He is the second son of Donald Edwin and Nellie Ruth King....   [tags: Biography] 2354 words
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Stephen King’s Biography - Stephen King was one most of the popular American authors in history. He was born in Portland, Marine on Sept 21, 1947. He was raised by his mother, Nellie Pillsbury, and his father, Donald King. Today, Stephen King and his wife, Tabitha King, are living in Florida. “He and Tabitha Spruce married in January of 1971. He met Tabitha in the stacks of the Fog Library at the University of Maine at Orono, where they both worked as students.” (King) He published his first horror novel while study at the University....   [tags: american authors, the stand]
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Biography of Stephen King: The Horror Author - ... Kings’ mother raised him and his brother who was adopted, David. King spent some of his childhood going back and forth between Connecticut and Indiana. King later moved back with his mother to Durham, Maine, in 1958, where he graduated from Lisbon Falls High School in 1966, and attended the University of Maine on scholarship. King wrote in the school's newspaper, and served in the school’s student government. King published his first short story while in college. He graduated from the University of Maine with a Bachelor of Science degree in English and a teaching certificate for high school....   [tags: novels, success, childhood, mid-life, signature]
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Stephen King´s Carrie - Most book reviews of Stephen King's 1974 novel, Carrie, were generally positive. With Steve Calvert's review, he focuses on the structure of Carrie. These reviews differed in minor ways but overall the reviewers admire Stephen King's work and enjoyed the story of Carrie White. In Josie Kafka's review, she talks about how the book was able to hurt and horrify the audience. She explains how the hurt and horrifying experiences lead up to Carrie White's horrific explosion. She also makes a point that this is a book about women and their manipulation to obtain power or control....   [tags: book reviews, manipulation, telekynesis, imagery]
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Stephen King: From Rags to Riches - Stephen King had a, somewhat, troubled childhood, which, some people believe was the reason he was inspired to write some of his darker works and made him into the writer he is today. Stephen King, one of the most intense storytellers of our time, was born in Portland, Maine in 1947, into a family of three: his mother, Nellie Ruth Pillsbury, his father, Donald, and his adopted older brother, David. After his parents had separated, when his father left for a pack of cigarettes and never returned, Stephen King and Donald King were cared for by their mother....   [tags: claustrophobic, horror stories]
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Stephen King: Not Just an Author of Horror - Stephen King is best known for his graphic horror stories, whether they be novels or short stories. Many say that he is not one of the greatest authors of all time even though he has a fan base spanning from three generations and has written over fifty books. Although he is best known for his novels, he also has many bestselling short stories and numerous movies. King does not necessarily have to use gore and horror to get people to buy his works. His short stories in “Everything’s Eventual” is a good example of this....   [tags: short stories, novels]
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Short Horror Stories by Stephen King - Terror as defined by Merriam-Webster dictionary is, “a very strong feeling of fear” (Terror, 2014, para. 2). Likewise Merriam-Webster dictionary defines horror as, “the quality of something that causes feelings of fear, dread, and shock: the horrible or shocking quality or character of something” (Horror, 2014, para. 2). Without question, Stephen King is a master at designing short stories and novels, which instill sheer horror in the reader. In the fictional worlds Mr. King creates, terror and horror lurk everywhere....   [tags: terror, literature, supernatural]
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Film Review of Stephen King's 1408 - ... However, when the time display suddenly changes to that of a 60-minute countdown, Mike soon realizes his fatal mistake. As the time ticks down, Mike is confronted by strange hallucinations and terrifying events. He finds himself trapped inside the room and unable to escape. Despite his best efforts, Mike Enslin is forced to endure an emotional and torturous hour of horror. The weight of the experience threatens to destroy him like the other 56 hotel guests who died within the walls of room number 1408....   [tags: horror, room number, hotel]
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Book Analysis: The Shining by Stephen King - ... He quickly befriends Danny and warned him to stay away from parts of the hotel. Halloran comes back to the hotel after Danny calls for help and helps save the family from the hotel.’ Tony (Minor) - Danny’s imaginary friend who is visually older than him. He brings Danny visions and messages to warn him. Because Danny isn’t fully literate, many messages such as MURDER go ignored. Watson (Minor) – The Overlook’s regular caretaker, whose great grandfather was the owner of the hotel. He warns Jack about the boiler, and helps explain his duties....   [tags: alcohol abuse, restaurant, caretaker] 617 words
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Modern Horror Autor: Stephen King - ... We all are able to conceal that madness in our mind better than mental health patients. This is not true, and not a strong convincing because if we all have mental problems, how our society is going to be, for example, when people talk to themselves excessively, people are scared of everything around them, laugh or cry all day long without controlling. These mean they do not act normal or do not think as same as others do. According some dictionaries, I’ve read mentally ill or mental disorders definition, is generally an illness of person’s acts and thinks that hurt themselves or hurt others....   [tags: fiction, fantasy, mentally ill] 967 words
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The Role of Pride in Sophocles' Oedipus the King - “Oh my children, the new blood of ancient Thebes, why are you here?” said Oedipus when addressing his people during his first appearance (1-2). Flamboyant, yes, well in Oedipus the King, the main character Oedipus is a boastful and pompous character faced with troublesome pasts and future predicaments. In actuality, he is king of Thebes and the rightful ruler, but when a plague strikes he is quickly led into a misfortune of events that ultimately leads him to dig his eyes out in attempt to relieve him from the truth he discovers....   [tags: Oedipus the King] 960 words
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The Once and Future King - ... Mordred is either Arthur’s son or nephew by his sister Morgawse. Mordred seizes Arthur’s throne whilst he is away and in ultimately slain by Arthur, but not before fatally wounding the king. Arthur is then said to have retreated to Avalon, where he waits to once again take his place as king, earning him the title the Once and Future King. Arthur’s knights were his most trusted friends and family, but ironically, he is betrayed by the best of them. The most reputed of Arthur’s knights are Sir Lancelot and Sir Tristram....   [tags: King Arthur, English legends]
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The Green Mile by Stephen King - The Green Mile by Stephen King is the story of man with god-given powers of healing sentenced to death and the change he cause in the prison guards. The themes of compassion and sacrifice can be seen in this novel. The theme of compassion is very much a part of this book. One part especially shows this truth. Percy, a prison guard, crushes a death row prisoner's pet mouse, which the prisoner loved more than life itself. This cruel act displays Percy's extreme lack of compassion and how little he cares about other people....   [tags: Movies Film] 389 words
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The Use of Diction, Characters, and Setting in Stephen King's Novels - Before they even pick up a pen, novelists are given a task of giving their book a point. Book readers are often searching for something specific when they pick up a novel: supernatural elements, a romance, or anything else. Having something “different” in a world of the same story being told over and over again helps, but what makes a novel successful is how relatable a novel is to the readers. A theme is unable to be told unless the reader is able to associate themselves with the characters and situations that the author is almost required to set the story up with....   [tags: theme, horror, connection] 1736 words
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The Green Mile by Stephen King - The Green Mile by Stephen King Summary: John Coffey is brought to Cold Mountain accused of rape and murder. It becomes known that he has a healing touch. Paul Edgecombe, the superintendent, has sympathy for Coffey and later finds out that Coffey is indeed innocent, but can find no way to stop the execution. Coffey proclaimed that he 'wanted to go'; and thus allowed Paul to accept Coffey's fate as he must, and go on with his life. Central Characters: Paul Edgecombe, probably over 100, narrator, was the head of E block (death row) at Cold Mountain Penitentiary....   [tags: Film Movies] 914 words
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Stephen King's Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption - Society can be very cruel; hopes and dreams can become reality or vanish away into the shivering winds. It is important to maintain hope when life is crumbling around you and freedom is what humans strive for in order to execute what they please during their existence on earth. Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption by Stephen King, is a clear example of freedom combined with hope, illustrated by the characters of Andy Dufresne and Red. Andy, like Red, never loses hope of leaving prison; furthermore they gain a sense of freedom when departing from Shawshank....   [tags: the power of hope and freedom] 756 words
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A Secret Government Agency in Stephen King's Firestarter - ... These locations include suspicious airports, dirty motels, old farmhouses, and Andy’s grandfather’s abandoned cabin. The chaotic and constantly shifting geography and surroundings makes the reader sympathize with the family and understand how they feel after no longer having a home to return to. Everywhere they go, destruction and Shop agents follow, leaving ashes and dead bodies in their path. Eventually when Charlie and her father and captured, the pair are taken to a secret facility in the suburbs of Washington D.C....   [tags: dreams, supernatural, powers] 837 words
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