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An Analysis Of Stephen King 's ' From A Buick 8 ' Essay

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Misogyny in From a Buick 8 The Cambridge Dictionary has defined Misogyny as “feelings of hating women, or the belief that men are much better than women” [1] Misogyny can take various forms from violence against women, sexual objectification and the diminished role of women in a male-dominated society. Despite living in a so-called “modern” society, unfortunately there is no denying that misogyny is still very much thriving in our media, politics and entertainment with literature being no exception. Although it is not his first time accused of misogyny in his writings, the author Stephen King in his book “From a Buick 8” has clearly demonstrated traits that lean towards his misogynist views with signs of blatant sexual objectification of women to a storyline that is heavily focused on male characters. First sign of misogyny in the book “From a Buick 8” is how King’s male characters play a central focus while the women’s characters only function is to add depth to the male characters. The text defines these women characters as “Flat characters (that) have only one or two personality traits and are often recognizable as stereotypes.” (WEAL, 61) These characters lack the depth and are one-dimensional. In the book King has stereotyped the wives of the male characters to be portrayed as nags who are always telling their husbands what to do and leaves the impression that all the men can do is say “Yes, dear”. This line from the book just resonates the stereotype of a naggy
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