Public Lynching By Stephen King Analysis

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Humans tend are entertained by the most iniquitous things. Stephen King makes many significant points, one point being “the horror film has become the modern version of the public lynching” (paragraph 6). This is agreeable because all humans have some type of psychological problem, an evil and a good side, emotions that need satisfaction, and the similarities between horror films and public lynching. People may not recognize these things, but it does exist in everyday life. Stephen King’s article helps point these things out to readers. The first reason Stephen King’s article is agreeable is because all humans have some type of psychological problem. The human race may think they are flawless, but they are not. Humans enjoy watching horror films because it simply entertains them. Whether it is another person being chopped to death, drowned to death, or shot to death, people find these types of…show more content…
All humans have emotions. Horror films provide not only the thrill, but also the suspense and adrenaline people need as young adults (King 562). Horror films help people discover their own fears. Stephen King believes horror films also help “provide psychic relief” (562). People’s emotions tend to need a balance. For example, people sometimes use a phrase such as “Aww, he is so cute that I just want to squeeze him to death.” The last reason Stephen King’s article is agreeable is because there are similarities between horror films and public lynching. Horror films and public lynching have many similarities. Both horror films and public lynching provide a boost of energy from the suspense and adrenaline (King 562). Additionally, both horror films and public lynching consist of an audience of people that are willing to experience fears they might possibly have. People do not know what they fear until they experience their own fear. Horror films today allow people to experience
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