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Horror In Stephen King's Why We Crave Horror

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Horror is one of many fears humans have. We all have many terrors, but horror is the one that gets the best of us. Some crave, while others resent, the feeling horror movies bring to our body and the emotions that we experience. In Stephen King’s article, “Why We Crave Horror,” he explains that it is a part of the “Human Condition,” to crave the horror. King gives many strong and accurate claims on why we crave the horror movies, such as; testing our ability to face our fears, to re-establish our feelings of normality, and to experience a peculiar sort of fun. The first point King makes in his story is, we watch the horror to show we are not scared, we’re brave, we can face our fears, and that we need to feel the adrenaline rush when we experience horror. Stephen King is right to claim that we crave horror to face our fears. He explains in his argument that, “... we are daring the nightmare...that we are not afraid, that we can ride this roller coaster.” (King, “Why We Crave…show more content…
On another note, we crave horror to make us feel a sense of normality. We are able to express the violences, held deep inside us, by watching or reading the horror. In King’s article, Why We Crave Horror, he expresses that, “...we’re all mentally ill; those of us outside the asylums only hide it a little better…” (King, “Why We Crave Horror” 1). This one statement makes the reader think and after reading the rest of the article you're able to understand that the horror we feel keeps the mental illness inside of us. He also states, “As long as you keep the gators fed.” (King, “Why We Crave Horror” 4). This is the ending statement in his argumentative article, relates back to the opening statement. Us humans are the gators and if we are continued to be fed with horror our mental illness will stay inside us and locked away. By watching/reading the horror we are able to stay sane and not go
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