From its use of intense wording to emotionally relatable characters, ‘Carrie’ is a novel that remains one of the best young adult horror stories made. After publication, ‘Carrie’ had legal issues as its depiction of violence and intense suffering led to it getting banned in some places across the United States.
‘Carrie’ is a novel that has impacted the horror genre since its release. The story has inspired many works of fiction to light, and it served as one of the first novels that defined horror from the perspective of young adults.
With its themes of vengeance, pain, and sadness, ’Carrie’ draws upon quotes to give the reader a deeper dive into the mind of the novel’s omniscient narrator.
The characters of ‘Carrie’ are inclined towards adulthood than adolescence, Stephen King still ensured they got represented in the most teenage way possible.
‘Carrie’ is a novel that brings themes of vengeance, pain, and suffering into the life of a young girl who should have never experienced the torment she received from everyone. The gruesome nature of the novel made Stephen King feel disconnected from the main character as he could not fully indulge in Carrie’s mind.
Using epistolary writing, Stephen King designed ‘Carrie’ to show different angles of characters who mattered to the story. Stephen King gave a multi-faced perspective that featured many primary and minor characters, giving the story an intricate depth and detail.