An Example of Modern Horror-Stephen King’s Pet Sematary

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Pet Sematary is a modern horror novel by one of the most prolific authors of the genre, Stephen King. In this paper, we will focus on how the horror novel has evolved from the Gothic novel. In doing so, we will also take a look on the main exponents of this form, and how the evolution of the novel form in itself proved to be of major help to the genre. It will aim to shed some more light on the writing techniques of King, and also aims to show how King deals with the sources of horror in the novel, which makes it a bestseller of its time.

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An Example of Modern Horror-Stephen Kings Pet SemataryPet Sematary is a modern horror novel by one of the most prolific authors of the genre, Stephen King. In this paper, we will focus on how the horror novel has evolved from the Gothic novel. In doing so, we will also take a look on the main exponents of this form, and how the evolution of the novel form in itself proved to be of major help to the genre. It will aim to shed some more light on the writing techniques of King, and also aims to show how King deals with the sources of horror in the novel, which makes it a bestseller of its time.The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown (Lovecraft, 1)Modern horror fiction found its roots in the gothic novels which became popular in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, typified by Ann Radcliffe's The Mysteries of Udolpho (1794) and Horace Walpole's The Castle of Otranto (1764). A variation on the Gothic formula that remains one of the most enduring and imitated horror works is Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley's novel Frankenstein (1818, revised version 1831). It has also been considered science fiction, a philosophical novel or a 'novel of purpose' by some literary historians. At the same time, John William Polidori devised the kind of vampire story that has since become familiar with his novella The Vampyre. This kind of supernatural character, combining evil with sinister charm, has since be

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