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"Why we crave Horror Moives" By Stephen King

Cause and effect
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stephanie sosa

on 9 November 2012

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Transcript of "Why we crave Horror Moives" By Stephen King

By: Stephen King Why We Crave Horror Movies Assignment: Examples: King's purpose for the passage is to increase the understanding of why people enjoy watching horror films.
He describes how people love feeling the thrill of flight because it makes them feel young again. On a poster paper, answer the following question:
What are the principal differences between watching a horror movie and living through a real-life horror? Mode: Exposition -Throughout the passage, Stephen King conveys information about why people like watching horror movies and how people can escape their reality by watching them. They are comforted by knowing its all fake and it'll all be over soon. This is also how people get the inspiration to make horror films. "I think that we're all mentally ill; those of us outside the asylums only hide it a little better..."
Horror movies give people a sense of comfort by them knowing that the events are fake and most likely won't happen.
"It urges us to put away our more civilized and adult penchant for analysis and to become children again, seeing things in pure blacks and whites." Ethos Rhetorical Purpose: "It urges us to put away our more civilized and adult penchant for analysis and to become children again, seeing things in pure blacks and whites." Cause & Effect: TONE: Thesis: *Some people can have something to channel their fears into
*People want to prove to themselves and to others that they aren't afraid *They create scary movies for the audience
*People actually sit through the entire film or pay to watch it at a cinema *They create scary movies for the audience
*People actually sit through the entire film or pay to watch it at a cinema the tone King uses is
cynical and humorous. Examples/ Quotes: "What's the difference between
a truckload of bowling balls &
a truckload of dead babies?"
-"You can't unload a truckload
of bowling balls with a pitchfork." "But we're really not supposed to talk about things like that, and so they don't have any outlets for all those scary feelings. But the horror writter can give them a place to put their fears, and it's okay to be afraid then, because nothing is real and you can blow it all away when it's over." Rhetorical Strategies: -ad hominen
he attacks the person, not the idea Cause & Effect
Stephen King
-Alexis Acevedo
-Marifer Mora
-Stephanie Sosa
-Irania Ramos w King states that people like watching horror movies to escape the reality of life for a bit because they can be having a bad day but know their life is not as bad as the character in the movies who's just got split into two. Also people are comforted by them due to them knowing it's all fake and it can never happen in real life. Stephen King's credibility comes from his long history of creating horror novels. He has written everything from Carrie to The Shining. It is a well known fact that these horror films will go down in history. Therefore, he is an expert at connecting people's fears with his writings.
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