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"My Creature from the Black Lagoon" - A Review
Review of Stephen King's about horror and fantasy literature for children.
# 131586 | 1,250 words | 0 sources | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2007 in Literature (Children) , Psychology (Child and Adolescent)

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The following paper looks at an article penned a number of years ago by Stephen King where he argues that a moderate amount of horror and fantasy in a child's ingestion of books and films is not a bad thing. The paper further cites the article as stating that this is largely because horror and fantasy fire the imagination, permitting a child to confront horror within a safe environment. The paper concludes by stating that because children are almost invariably much more resilient than adults like to think, they can handle these topics.

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"In the view of this writer, horror and fantasy is permissible - even advantageous - for young people as long as the horror is not gory and as long as the fantasy to which a child is subjected is so frequent that it begins to muscle aside "the real world". In other words, children should be encouraged to get scared by watching a suspenseful film, and they should be encouraged to watch fantasy films as long as they remember that fantasy is just that - fantasy. In his article entitled, "My Creature from the Black Lagoon," Stephen King writes that "it takes a sophisticated and muscular intellectual act to believe, even for a little while, in..."

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