Stephen King: father, husband, most famous horror writer of all time. With many successful books, Stephen King has quickly made himself the most renowned author of the horror genre and can prove it from the countless awards he has received like the British Fantasy Award, Edgar Grand Master Award, and Goodreads Choice Awards Best Fiction. Because so many of his books are successful, many of them have been adapted into mini series on television or even into movies. Most notably the screen adaptations for The Shining (1980) and It (1990 and 2017) are what most people immediately think about.
Sadly Tennessee Williams or his original name Thomas Lanter Williams died in a New York City Hotel room on February 25, 1983(“Tennessee Williams”). “There is a time for departure even when there’s no certain place to go.” - Tennessee Williams. Thanks to Tennessee Williams work and literature he made Mississippi a place of writing. He made the south a place of learning considered the fact that he is one of the best playwrights of Mississippi. Tennessee Williams endured many trials and errors but these events made him one of Mississippi’s best playwrights of all
Throughout American history, the Civil War has been one of the most devastating and intriguing wars. May scholars and students of history have studied in depth this war, but it has been said that none have been able to portray it as accurately as Stephen Crane. Daniel Hoffman about Crane’s life wrote, “Crane 's life was brief; he was dead of tuberculosis before his thirtieth birthday. His career as an author lasted only from 1892 to 1900. Yet he wrote the greatest novel of the American Civil War, perhaps the best fictional study in English of fear The Red Badge of Courage” (Hoffman).
1.) Introduction Renowned American author Stephen King is famous for taking the horror genre out of its typical Gothic environment, and bringing it to our everyday life, proving that about anything can be a source of terror. By exploring the dark side of human society and breaching moral codes and taboos King manages to create the distinct feeling of uneasiness and revulsion which is a characteristic feature of his works. Although King himself generally does not mind being pigeon-holed (503) his collection of novellas Different Season (1982) constitutes a rather atypical work of his, in so far as the novellas are no horror stories to begin with. Being too short to be published separately, yet too long to fit into one of the short story anthologies, they were published together, united under the seasonal image.
Griffin Shea Toni J, Weeden Honors Senior English 7 November 2017 The Monster The story of Frankenstein portrayed by Mary Shelley will always be a classic In literature. However, one of the most talked about aspects of this novel is the “Monster”. Victor was big into science and philosophy and he wanted to experiment with creating life. In doing so, he created something far beyond anything else that anybody had ever seen before. Little did Victor know that was just the beginning of something he had no control over.
Compare and Contrast Edgar Allan Poe Stories Edgar Allan Poe is one of the greatest authors of literature that has ever lived. He had a unique way to entice the readers, and create a whole environment with the main characters narrating the events of the story. But what makes his stories so great that they pass the test of time? Poe would commonly write most of his stories with similar elements; we will be exploring the similarities and differences of The Cask of Amontillado and The Black Cat. Both stories very similar element of literature, for example: first person narration, murder, obsession and symbolism.
“You can’t ever have my books!” yelled a woman before she set herself on fire. This beautifully crafted statement demonstrates how well of a dystopian novel Ray Bradbury was able to compose. In Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, Bradbury extensively utilizes imagery and juxtaposition to help create his vision of a dystopian society. Bradbury uses imagery throughout to such an extent that the reader can perfectly imagine what his vision was. When Bradbury also employs the use of juxtaposition in conjunction with imagery, he shows just how different the world he envisioned with Fahrenheit 451 is from the world that exists today.
In Ray Bradbury’s story, time is a symbol of ignorance. A source states, “Although Ray Bradbury became arguably the best-known science-fiction writer in the United States, the majority of his work, which ranges from gothic horror to social criticism, centers on humanistic themes” (“Ray Bradbury”). The readers can assume Bradbury is going to write about science-fiction before they pick up one of his works because that is the genre of stories he writes. In the short story “Zero Hour”, Ray Bradbury sets the change with children playing a game, little does the audience know that it is not just a game. Bradbury writes, “ ‘The most exciting game ever!’ gasped Mink, pink-faced…Mrs.
Stephen King was born on September 21, 1947, in Portland, Maine. He graduated from the University of Maine and later worked as a teacher while establishing himself as a writer, eventually becoming one of the greatest horror writers of all time (Biography.com ). Over time, King became commercially successful, making critically acclaimed horror novels. His books sold million copies worldwide and were adapted into numerous films, all evidence of King's massive influence on the modern day horror genre. When King was a child, his parents divorced, and he and his brother went back and forth between Indiana and Connecticut for several years.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow refined American Literature by reminding Americans of their roots and in the process became an American icon himself. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, a world renowned poet primarily known for his poem “The Courtship of Miles Standish,” lived through many depressing situations. Having his wives and one of his children pass away were a few of the causes that influenced Henry to write. A majority of the time Henry wrote of historical events, culture, and romance. Henry had a plethora of influences to write, but his greatest influence was Washington Irving's “Sketch Book”.