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    Part 1; Blood sport In the book Carrie, by Stephen King, Carrie is the daughter of Margret White, she has created her own religion. In the beginning of the story Carrie is a senior at Ewen High School in Chamberlin, Maine. During gym class Carrie get her first period while she is showering, and she believes that she is bleeding to death. Instead of her class mates helping her they start taunting her and throw tampons and sanitary napkins at her. A light bulb explodes, and then her gym teacher, Rita

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    Masculinity In Carrie

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    Brian DePalma adapted Stephen King’s novel Carrie to inspire his horror film Carrie. Carrie is about Carrie White (Sissy Spacek) who is a shy and timid teenager. She is the daughter of Margaret White (Piper Laurie) who is a religious fanatic. Carrie, born with secret telekinetic powers, uses her power to exact revenge on her high school bullies who humiliated her when she had her period at the age of seventeen; Carrie’s menstruation represent her being late in becoming a women. The supernatural film

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    Sister Carrie

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    of 1889, Carrie Meeber leaves her small town to find employment in the city of Chicago. Theodore Dreiser, the author of Sister Carrie, informs the reader that, "Self-interest with her was high, but not strong. It was nevertheless her guiding characteristic.". With her youth and innocence she hopes to seek employment so that she can get and buy all the nice things that she wants. Carrie does not have any idea how hard this is going to be. When she tries to find a job, she is scared. Carrie has no skills

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    Stephen King´s Carrie

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    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

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    Carrie and Columbine: American Gothic

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    Carrie, by Stephen King, and the Columbine High School Incident; looked at separately, they are to things that have nothing to do with each other. Carrie was Stephen King’s first major novel and a New York Times bestseller. Columbine was and incident in Colorado that happened in 1999, where two high school seniors orchestrated a bloody massacre at their high school. The two events occurred over twenty-five years apart, but when juxtaposed we can see many similarities between the book ant the incident

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    Sister Carrie

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    difficult to define the exact character of Dreiser’s "Sister Carrie", and his original intention. I would say, "as many eyes, so many opinions", so no wonder there are different approaches and interpretations towards the novel which is influenced not just by the reader’s reading or personal experience, but also by their particular philosophy of life as well as knowledge about the historical background. "Sister Carrie" can be read as a novel of desire, seduction, or the critique

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    Fear and Confusion in films Psycho and Carrie In horror films, there is always one scene that opens up the perceived realm of normality to that of fear and confusion. Directors and authors alike use these scenes to show the change in the pace of the film. In both the movie Psycho (1960) and Carrie (1976), shower scenes are used to mark this epic turning point with sexuality, blood and voyeurism; the most important ingredients to horror. The idea of sneaking around and peering into forbidden

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    Sister Carrie

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    Theodore Dreiser’s Sister Carrie is a simple tale of a young, pretty eighteen year old girl Caroline Meeber also know as Carrie. When Carrie got on the train from Columbia City to Chicago she had only few cheap items in her trunk and her sister’s address on a piece of paper. Being only eighteen she was still "full of the illusions of ignorance and youth"(Dreiser, 7). She was both afraid of the things to come and exited by the countless possibilities offered by one of the largest cities of the late

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    Is Carrie White the protagonist or is she not? According to X.J.Kennedy and Dana Gioia, a protagonist is “the central character in a literary work. The protagonist usually initiates the main action of the story, often in conflict with the antagonist” (Glossary of Literary Terms 2073). The purpose of this essay is to discover why she really is the protagonist. Now some might say she burned down a whole city and killed lots of people, but in Carrie`s defense if someone was bullied their entire life

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    Dreiser's Reversal of Male/Female Roles in Sister Carrie The novel Sister Carrie seems to be the platform from which Dreiser explores his unconventional views of the genders. In the world of Sister Carrie, it would seem that the role of women as trusting, caring creatures, and men as scheming victimizers is reversed; it is Carrie that uses the men around her to get what she wants, and it is those men who are victimized by her. Thus Dreiser uses this novel as a means of questioning the popular

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