To the world he is regarded as a conduit of horror, to his fans he is distinguished as one of the greatest influence on modern literature. Author Stephen King is a man who bears many titles and labels by readers and critics. Much like how an artist forms clay into his or her creation, the works of Stephen king recrafted by his experiences in life and his own personal findings of life. One such creation of King is The Shining. In order to understand where the influences of Stephen King coe from, one must understand his past.
(Unknown, 1)” With over forty novels published since 1974, King’s novel output is remarkable. King alone fails to marvel at output. But why does King write so much? Why does King write the way he does? There are a number of reasons King writes like he does.
Throughout the course of history, authors incorporated events of their life, milestones in time, and their personal opinions and views in their work. Stephen King is a prime example of an author that does such. By writing about his life, his era, and his opinions, he develops an interesting and unique storyline in each of his novels. By focusing on events of his time period and life, Stephen King develops his philosophy which is presented in his novel The Shining. Stephen King’s life was not the smoothest, and understanding his life events is helpful in connection to his work.
Stephen King was born September twenty-first, 1947, in Portland, Maine. (Baughan 13). His parents were Ruth King and Donald King (Baughan 13). Before King was born his mother was told she would not be able to have children (Baughan 13). this led to the adoption of David, King's older brother, in 1945 (Baughhan 13).
Stephen King is arguably one of the greatest writer of our time. He has not only wrote over 60 books, but most of his books end up on the New York Times best seller list. He has a loyal fan base, who always endure his lengthy books because they know that it will be worth their time in the end. King himself, though, has had to deal with a lot of his own demons. He has struggled with both drugs and alcohol.
According to an online review titled "Stephen King, The Art of Fiction No.189"," King was born on September 21, 1947". He is an American author of horror, supernatural, fiction, suspense, science fiction and fantasy. King's books have sold a lot of copies, many of which have been turned into feature films and miniseries. King has published more than 50 novels. In 1973, King has sold his first novel, Carrie, the story of a outcast teen who gets revenge on her peers.
Stephen King’s early life was full of problems. He was Born September 21, 1947 in Portland, Maine to Donald and Nellie Ruth Pillsbury King. His father left his family two years after he was born, so his mother had to raise him and his brother in extremely poor conditions, having to take multiple jobs just to get by. Despite this, King's mother loved him and his brother very much. Their home was always rented and the well they used dried out constantly, requiring Stephen to make trips to a spring in a different field.
He attended Booker T. Washington High School in Atlanta, Georgia. In 1944, at the young age of fifteen, King entered Morehouse College in Atlanta under a special program to boost enrollment for high-school student much like King. King graduated from Morehouse in 1948. Carson and Lewis (2016) states that King spent the next three years at Crozer Theological Seminary in Chester, Pennsylvania. This is the time that King became aware of Mohandas Gandhi’s philosophy of nonviolence.
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.
King was a well educated young man by his mid twenties. King then followed his family’s footsteps and became a pastor at the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama. After the Civil War had abolished slavery African American