Stephen King has earned that title with his award winning novels such as Carrie, The Dead Zone, and The Shining. Stephen King has written more than two hundred works of literature including his novels, short stories, and poems, one hundred and seventy eight of which were turned into works of film. Born on September 21, 1947 in Portland, Maine, Stephen King was raised by a mostly single parent.
Stephens father “left the house to buy a pack of cigarettes… But never returned. Stephen King hasn’t seen his father since” (Biography of Stephen King).
As a child King witnessed a friend being struck by a train, but having no memory of it being in shock later finding out about the child’s death. Later in life King discovered a paperback collection of short stories by H. P. Elaborate, King described finding this book “l knew that I’d found home when I read that book. Throughout his writing career King has been awarded for many of his works including ‘Juju’ winner of the British Fantasy Award in 1982, ‘Misery winner of the Abram Stoker Award in 1987, the short story ‘Dense Macabre’ winner of the Hugo award in 1982, and over fifty more novels, short stories, and poems have been nominated for and won many other awards. It is these award winning stories that captivated other great authors and inspired them to write some of their own great works of literature.Such authors would include Bret Gaston Ellis with his novel ‘Lunar Park’ which he has said is a homage to King’s ‘Sale’s Lot’, and many more such as J.
K. Rolling, Scott Giggler, and an author who has been considered the new Stephen King, Clive Barker. King’s Importance In literacy can be seen through many of his books, such as his first published novel ‘Carrie’ which not only launched his career as a writer, but also eloped bring the horror literacy genre back to life.Before Stephen King few horror genre books were read unless they were written by Poe, Stoker, or Shelley, and most of them did not take on the Issues that ‘Carrie’ did. Before It was a hot topic Issue of today ‘Carrie’ dealt with a true the true horror and fear that a high school bully can cause, and a horrifying struggle of a teenage girl. King transformed seemingly Innocent adolescent milestones Into terrifying tales from the dark. As one of the first In this genre this book not only had a female as It’s protagonist but also Its antagonist s well.Having to overcome the obstacles In front of her such as her extremely religious mother, and the other students In the school, while also trying to developing her telekinesis Is a prime example of Carrie White being the protagonist.
Carrie White also shows traits of being an antagonist as well as protagonist, which Is partly seen In her transformation from scared and weak teenage girl to monster. By Winston-Roberts Park which he has said is a homage to Kings ‘Sale’s Lot’, and many more such as J. K. King’s importance in literacy can be seen through many of his books, such as his f them did not take on the issues that ‘Carrie’ did.Before it was a hot topic issue of innocent adolescent milestones into terrifying tales from the dark. As one of the first in this genre this book not only had a female as it’s protagonist but also its antagonist as well.
Having to overcome the obstacles in front of her such as her extremely religious mother, and the other students in the school, while also trying to developing her telekinesis is a prime example of Carrie White being the protagonist. Carrie White also shows traits of being an antagonist as well as protagonist, which is partly seen in