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In human nature there exists a morbid desire to explore the darker realms of life. As sensitive beings we make every effort to deny our curiosity in the things that frighten us, and will calmly reassure our ourselves that there aren’t any creatures under our beds each night, but deep down we secretly thrive on that cool rush of fear. Despite our efforts to maintain a balance of respectable emotions, we are a society of people who slow down to look at traffic accidents and find excitement in the macabre. We turn off the lights when watching scary movies, and when it’s time to go to bed, we secretly make sure the closet doors are shut. Fear keeps our hearts pumping and endorphins rushing, for it is an emotion that reminds us of our mortality. How ironic it is to experience more life in our fascination with death. that’s exactly what Stephen King wants us to feel when we read his novels or short stories. Stephen Edwin King is a best selling writer. So how did this man from an impoverished, single-parent family who looks like one of his own peculiar characters, become such an influential novelist?

Stephen King who is mainly known for his novels, has broadened his horizons to different types of writings such as movie scripts, nonfiction, autobiographies, children's books, and short stories. King combines the elements of psychological thrillers, science fiction, the paranormal, and detective themes into his stories. In addition to these themes, King sticks to using great and vivid detail that is set in a realistic everyday place. Even though he hates using adjectives in his novels. His stories are unique because he uses his experience and observations from his everyday life and places them into these stories. Stephen King's works have been greatly influenced and affected by many events throughout his life, especially those in his childhood.

Just as King's writing style and genre had also been influenced

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