Stephen King's Cycle Of The Werewolf Literary Analysis

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Whether we are women, children, or men we all have voices. No one’s opinion is more important than the other. Some people like to think their voices matter more than others, so they shut them down. The men in the book like to think they are completely in charge, and rule the town of Tarker Mills. To be listened to you must be an adult male, because even as a male child you will not be heard. As a female you have no place to be heard, or to even let alone speak. Stephen King’s Cycle of the Werewolf incorporated the social issues of children and women not being seen as equals to adult men.
Marty Coslaw is a ten year old boy, who is paraplegic, and had been in a wheelchair his whole life. Because of this, when he was attacked by the werewolf, and reported to the police, they did not listen to him. “He identifies the attacker to the authorities as a werewolf, and so his parents, believing he is in shock, send him away for the rest of the Summer…Despite
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Because Marty Coslaw is a child that is handicapped, he is looked a lot more down upon, and babied even more. “Throughout Stephen King’s fiction, older adults who possess the gift of prophecy, a highly developed sense of moral integrity, and an instinctive understanding of how the world operates often aid vulnerable children.” (Magistrale, Tony, Hollywood’s Stephen King, Palgrave Macmillan, 2003). The women are disrespected, and treated like property by their husbands, even by the younger male children. “Small boys joke and snigger at her from behind their hands (and sometimes, if they are safe across the street and Constable Neary isn’t around, they will chant Fatty-Fatty-Two-By-Four in their sweet, mocking sopranos)...” (King, Stephen. February. Cycle of The Werewolf. (Pg. 21)). The women, and children have their own voices, it is not right to think your voice is more important than his, or her’s, everyone’s opinion
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