The essay of Stephen King, Why We Crave Horror Movies, basically talks about how the people in society need to watch the violence portrayed by the media entertainment to satisfy their thirst for evil embodied in their soul and to get away from the reality of life problems. This paper, in my opinion, was not written to persuade the readers to do something a specific way, but to prove a certain point and to make the audience feel a certain way through the use of inductive reasoning, specific word choices, and pathos appeal. The thesis of the essay was that "If we share brother hood of a man, the new also share an insanity of man." Stephan King starts with a very provocative statement. He states his opinion that "we are all mentally ill." The writer used inductive reasoning here because he starts out on something general such as calling everybody mentally ill and going into specific behaviors which people tend to do. He supports that statement by saying how people talk to themselves when not in public, how they pick their nose and make weird faces when no body is around to watch. Also, he gives examples of how many people have "hysterical fear-of snakes, the dark, the tight place
and those final worms and grubs that are waiting so patiently underground." These examples support the writers opinion, "we are all mentally ill," because we create fear in our minds of non essentially harmful objects. The use of word choice was an important strategy to create a certain feeling in the audience. The writer titled the essay "Why We Crave Horror Movies?" The reason for this is to make us, the readers, aware of why we crave to see, hear and read about murder, death and blood. People in the world have the craving for watching the violence through horror movies, hearing spooky stories at a campfire, and reading about ghosts. There are many crimes, violence, terrorism going around in the real world and these events are printed in news papers, television news, etc. People read...
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