As one of the most influential American writers, Stephen King uses fear to capture his readers by engulfing them into his world of fears. Winning over fifty awards, Stephen King has changed the face of contemporary horror, suspense, science fiction, and fantasy novels. Stephen King's life influences his literary works through his many fears, his upbringing in Maine, and his life as a parent. Stephen King was born on September 21, 1947 in Portland, Maine. When King was six his dad left to go buy a carton of cigarettes and he never came back.
Steven said of his father, “ he intoxicated me with bedtime stories about the war. His stories were like the war movies I was watching on television, all worthy of cameo appearances by John Wayne” (Stein 1). It is no wonder that at the age of twelve Steven’s first film, Fighter Squad, was filmed on a WWII fighter plane (Corliss 79). However, when Steven was unable to find certain props or realistic backdrops, he simulated dogfights and plane crashes by editing in footage from a WWII documentary. Only a year later, in 1960, he featured the war family Jeep in his second film, Escape to Nowhere, which was an action picture in which GIs invaded a Nazi hideout in the Libyan Desert.
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. His parents Donald King a Merchant Marine captain and Nellie Ruth Pillsbury also adopted a son, David King that was born in 1945. He and his brother David spent much of their childhood living between Fort Wayne, Indiana, (where his father's family lived) Massachusetts and Maine with his mother and her family. Eventually Stephen, his mother and David were left to fend for themselves when his father left one day, to the store to buy a pack of cigarettes, and never returned. After discovering a box of horror and science fiction books in his aunt's house, he discovered his gift.
They were footsteps that would be talked about for centuries bringing information that would influence us for decades. America's Race for the Moon Following the Atomic Bomb of World War II, the United States was a recognized "Superpower," the technological king of advancement. Through our new Elvis albums and poodle skirts, we were enjoying the satisfaction of being the "winning team." However, in 1957, our pride was pierced when news hit that Russia had successfully launched "Sputnik," the first artificial satellite to circle the earth. As President Kennedy said, "We are behind and will be for a period in the future" (Sullivan 142).
Not happy with that, President Eisenhower demanded that the Navy launch an American satellite as soon as possible. On December 6, 1957, the U.S. attempted to launch the Vanguard TV3. Unfortunately, two seconds after liftoff, the rocket fell back and exploded. Th... ... middle of paper ... ...nd exchanged gifts. The space race had a great historical significance for the U.S. and the whole world.
After the moon landing in 1969, the motion picture industry began to produce more stories about space travel; thus, a wide variety of space films that appeal to different audiences was created. Moviegoers were eager to see both outlandish science fiction films and strictly historical biopics alike. A new era of film had begun and it revolutionized Hollywood as we know it. Georges Méliès’ Le Voyage Dans La Lune is universally recognized as the first science fiction film. It was produced in 1902, 14 minutes in length, and hand-colored.
Dr. Stephen Hawking is one of the most recognizable and influential scientists since Einstein. He was born on January 8, 1942, 300 years after the death of Galileo. As a child, he was always interested in science. He spent many days and nights looking up at the stars or making fireworks with his father. He also spent time making complicated board games with his friends (McDaniel 26-28).
He gives details about his birth, his parents and all that David Copperfield kind of crap" (referring to Charles Dickens' novel by the same name).Holden’s favourite story “The Secret Goldfish” is written by his older brother D.B, whom he describes as a “terrific” short story writer. “The Secret Goldfish” is about a child who buys a goldfish and doesn’t allow other people to look at the fish, because het bought it with his own money. This foreshadows Holden’s passions for the innocence and authenticity of childhood. In Chapter 3 Holden returns to his dorm room after being pestered by Ackley. Of all the places in the novel this is where Holden discusses his hat, the most famous and recognizabl... ... middle of paper ... ... is trying to catch Holden in the midst of a “fall.” But Mr. Antolini “fall” describes is very different from the one Holden had imagined.
Twelve-year-old Stephen King developed a love for writing when he wrote articles in his brother’s local newspaper, titled, “Dave’s Rags.” King wrote mainly about upcoming television shows and began to sell the successful articles to people for thirty cents. Young Stephen King even sold them at his school until his teachers put a stop to it. He attended grammar school in Durham, followed by enrolling in the Lisbon Falls High School, where he graduated in 1966. In 1967, when he was twenty, King made his first professional publication, “The Glass Floor,” (King, Tabitha). His earlier works, however, lacked scientific grounding because he had not achieved any college level degree until he studied at The University of Maine at Orono, where he met his future wife, Tabitha.
He was the 15th out of 17 children and was the last boy to be born. His father Josiah Franklin was an active soap and candle maker. At the age of 10, young Benjamin was forced to drop out of the Boston Latin School, where he was very successful, to work with his father in the candle making business. Franklin was not fond of the job.” Perhaps to dissuade him from going to sea as one of his brothers had done, Josiah apprenticed Ben at 12 to his brother James at his print shop. Ben took to this like a duck to the water despite his brother hard treatment and when James refused to publish any of his brother’s writing, Ben adopted the pseudonym Mrs.