In 1987, acclaimed horror author Stephen King published what he referred to as ‘the scariest 310 pages in history.” The book, titled Misery, told the story of novelist Paul Sheldon who gets badly injured in a car accident and is imprisoned by his ‘biggest fan’ Annie Wilkes who had rescued him on the side of the road. For two decades after its publication, Stephen King refused to admit his reasons for publishing the novel. Finally, in 2007, King revealed the true meaning and message of the book; Prescription Drug Addiction. It is clear throughout the novel that Annie Wilkes holding Paul hostage symbolizes King’s past dependence on prescription medications and how desperately he relied on them. This is evident in how Paul (who has two broken
She is starting to appear more content with herself even though she still hasn’t been able to tell anyone happened yet. “I’m on a roll, I’m rocking… The time time has come to arm-wrestle some demons.Too much sun after a Syracuse winter does strange things to your head, makes you feel strong, even if you aren’t (Anderson 180).” She is able to talk to Rachel during their study hall, they pass notes so they won’t get in trouble with the librarian. Rachel tells Melinda she isn’t mad at her about calling the cops to the party anymore, since it was such a long time ago. Now that Melinda has confirmation that Rachel isn’t mad anymore, she’s able to tell her why she actually called the cops. Rachel seems genuinely concerned and asks Melinda who raped her. When Melinda tells her that is was Andy Evans, who Rachel “loves”, Rachel yells at her calling her a liar and leaves Melinda alone in the library. Ivy spots Melinda at the end of the day and takes her to the bathroom to see the stall Melinda wrote on. Under where Melinda wrote Andy’s name of Guys to Stay Away From, there’s multiple girls agreeing with her, calling him a monster, and saying call the cops. On the day after prom, which Andy and Rachel went to together, we find out Rachel broke up with Andy because he wouldn’t stop groping her. Andy finds out that Melinda told Rachel that he raped her, he traps Melinda in a closet and attempts to hurt again. This time Melinda is able to shout no and breaks a mirror, holding a glass shard to Andy’s neck. The lacrosse team finds the two and Melinda finally gets help and everyone understands her
A person’s fundamental beliefs and attitudes can be greatly influenced by the people in their lives. As an illustration, the presence of parents in a child 's life can influence them greatly. Parenting goes far beyond the care of the child, as parents also have a significant influence on the child’s personality, emotional development, and behavioral habits. Like in Karen Thompson Walker dystopian novel The Age of Miracles, the protagonist 's parents also have a crucial impact on her self-discovery. The novel is an inventive story, combining classic coming-of-age themes with the horror of a natural disaster of apocalyptic proportions. The novel shows how the protagonist, Julia, changes drastically as she moves forward in her adolescent years.
Throughout the entirety of literature, mermaids are depicted to be extremely beautiful, living the perfect life, and finding their other half in the form of a prince. Timothy Schaffert may be widely recognized for doing the exact opposite in “Mermaid in the Tree”. In Schaffert’s “Mermaid in the Tree”, the author portrays the mermaid’s life as a pitiful one, filled with heart break and deceit. Timothy Schaffert brings this to light through a character named Axel. Axel is recognized as an evil character due to his greediness and his detrimental behavior towards others, especially the Mermaid. Greediness, selfishness, and detrimental behavior towards others are all poor traits to have as an individual, and the audience should care because Axel not only destroys his own life, but he
Ma is experienced and wise. She puts others before herself and stays strong for her family. While Ma is incredibly nurturing toward her family, she emphasizes the importance of survival. This exemplifies her willingness to endure the pains that she has encountered in her past and present life described in the
It all begins at Merryweather High school. Before the beginning of the school year, Melinda and her friends went to a raving party, with everyone from school. Melinda had a terrifying encounter with a senior student, and ended up calling the police. Since no one knew what happened, at the party, everyone rejected her socially. While having everyone reject her, a new girl, Heather, came into town and became her friend.
Throughout the overview if the book, Melinda (the victim) busted a party during the summer, by calling the police. In doing so, the problem escalated that her former friends isolated themselves from her, as well as people she didn’t know disliked her as well. To Melinda, her safest place was her being alone, inside her own head, but she knows that’s not safe. Thee something she tries not to think about that night at the party. She would eventually have to tell the truth, but overall,
Alissa forgot to brush Emilies hair which they do every day. Alissa sent Emilie onto the bus, and Emilie didn't wave. Alissa was sad because Emilie alway waves goodbye as the bus is leaving. Alissa got a call that there was a shooting at the school. She grabbed her two other daughters and bolted for the school. She had to wait at the firehouse to wait to find out if her daughter was dead or alive. Her friend took her kids home with her so she wouldn't be as stressed. Her husband came later to wait with her. She had a panic attack and almost passed out, but her husband said “Wait for Emilie, wait for Emilie.” They were there till six o'clock, and found out Emilie had died. Alissa started sobbing uncontrollably. She was scared, and she was afraid to tell her other two daughters that their sister had
Abbigale, the protagonist’s love interest, has faced deep emotional trauma in her short sixteen years of living. At a young age, Abbigale’s mother abandoned her and left her with her abusive, alcoholic father. The abuse not only comes from her father but her boyfriend in the beginning of the book, Seth. Abbigale was also raped, which led to a pregnancy and a miscarriage due to Seth pushing her down the stairs. Due to her abuse, Abbigale self harms and is extremely depressed. Throughout the book, Abbigale reveals her internal conflicts to James, the protagonist, and he helps her try to gain peace with her issues.
A year later when Daniela was sixteen she left home to live with her boyfriend Jason. They had only been dating a couple of months, but he helped her forget about reality for a while. Leaving reality was all that Daniela cared about. At first it was only the cheapest of beers, but soon he gave her drugs to help her escape. Daniela’s favourite was ecstasy. It was not cheap, but he let her have a discount in exchange for some favours. Whatever helped her forget how messed up reality was.
All started at a party during a wild game of 'Button button', when she was offered drink laced with LSD. Little did she know, that a spiked drink would lead to addiction and horrible choices. Like all 15 year olds, she didn't get along with her parents and had a hard time being accepted socialy. For her birthday, the teenager was gifted a diary in which she anonymously documented her life.
Alice is the main character of “Go ask alice”. Alice goes through many changes throughout this story. In the beginning she was an innocent kid with her family. They were moving because her dad got a new job. She met many new friends and one day she was invited to
I am about halfway though the book, and so far I have several predictions that I am excited to see possibly play out. The first of these is that Alice fled of her own free will the night of her disappearance, and this is a result of her failing marriage. The night of the accident and Alice’s vanishing is told from Virgil’s narrative, and the police are questioning Robert about where Alice is before she had officially been missing, the book says, “I assumed she was with you. His [Gideon’s] face was twisted with grief”(Picoult 77). For some reason- presumably that Alice and Gideon were having an affair- Robert immediately assumed that Alice was without a doubt with Gideon, and Gideon had a reason to be grief-stricken/guilt, which is sufficient