Miss Sidley In Suffer The Children By Stephen King

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Miss Sidley
In the story titled "Suffer the Children"; that is written by Stephen King the main character is Miss Emily Sidley. Miss Sidley is a third grade teacher at Summer Street School with extremely strict teaching methods. She is a small-framed older woman who has suffered from a bad back for twelve years. She is assertive, reclusive, and socially isolated. In other words, she is a typical example of an "old – maid." Miss Sidley does not understand the behavior of today's children. Even so, no one else in the story at the school would ever guess that Miss Sidley has murder in her heart.
Miss Sidley believes a student named "Robert" has discovered the secret of her ability to watch the students with her back turned. She watches
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Who else but an insane woman would truly think about killing third grade children simply because she believes them to be monsters? The conversations she carries out in her mind are bizarre and of questionable sanity. It is nearly the middle of the story before we begin to question the children's real characters. Some of the children's strange transformations become more aggressive towards Miss Sidley. In the story, the numbers of children with the seemingly evil characteristics grow. The children strange behaviors towards Miss Sidley are an increasing threat to her. She takes a venomous dislike to the children. She thinks of her plan to kill the strange monster children as one of mercy in putting them out of their misery. The day of the shootings Miss Sidley carried a gun in her handbag. Her deceased brother had given the gun to her. "It is a very special test," she told the class. (446) Robert was the first to be led to the soundproof mimeograph room. Robert asks, "Would you like to see me change?" Miss Sidley shot him in the head. Miss Sidley killed twelve of the children, and had Margaret Crossen, a co-worker; not interrupted her she would have killed them all, one by

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