Stephen King's Impact On American Culture

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The Impact of Stephen King on American Culture “Monsters are real, and ghosts are real too. They live inside us, sometimes, they win.” Stephen King is one of the most revered authors of the horror genre. He has around 130 works and has sold 350 million copies of his novels, making King very well known especially in pop culture. He also has many books that have been turned into films. His influence on society is clear due to his books’ and movies’ popularity. King is considered a celebrity by many due to these works. King made his novels seem realistic because many of them were based on events that happened in his life. Also, King would think what is the worst thing that could happen when he was doing everyday activities and create novels off of these thoughts. King experienced trauma at a very young age when his parents split up, this caused Stephen and his brother David to divide their time between Indiana and Connecticut. Although, King would still write in his free time. One if the most influential writers of the twentieth century was Stephen King, and his works continue to have an impact on American Culture today. Stephen King was born in 1942 during the post World War II of United States history. This age influenced King throughout his life, especially in writing. Susan Kraft states in her book that, “King sees parallels between the popularity of alien-invader movies and 1950s Cold War anxieties.” (1997) King had a mostly unhappy childhood, he experienced first hand
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