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Stephen King's Children

A lot of Stephen King’s early work is heavily from the perspective of children – IT, The Shining, Salem’s Lot, Pet Sematary and even Cujo all have children as prominent characters. What does this mean in terms of how he creates fear? The antagonists are usually based on childhood fears and made-up monsters, so how does he use children to exaggerate this? Could also mention Children of the Corn too, with the children as the antagonists.

  • Would Carrie also count? I mean she is teenager which is that weird in between place of adulthood and childhood. – Cagney 9 years ago

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