Stephen King and the Pet Sematary Essay

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Stephen Edwin King was the son of Donald King and Ruth Pillsbury-King. He was born on September 21st, 1947 in the town of Portland, Maine. Stephen’s dad, Donald, abandoned the family when Stephen was very young. Stephen grew up with his hard working mother and his older brother, David. Stephen and his family moved around a lot throughout his childhood, but they finally settled in Durham, Maine when Stephen was eleven. Stephen was a student at Durham Grammar School, and he continued his schooling at Lisbon Falls High School and graduated in 1966.Throughout Stephen’s years in school he was an introverted child. He read many comic books and fantasy-horror fiction novels, and he loved to watch science fiction and monster movies in his free…show more content…
His house was beside a very busy road that was a part of a truck route, and his daughter’s cat had been hit and killed by one of the many passing trucks. Three days after he buried his daughter's cat he got the idea for the book when he wondered what it would be like if the cat would come back to life after being buried in a Pet Cemetery. Then one day, his son, Owen, ran towards the busy road, and he and his wife had to catch him before he could reach it. This gave him the idea of a child being killed and brought back to life in the Cemetery. After he got the two ideas he began writing Pet Sematary.
The protagonist of Pet Sematary was Louis Creed. Louis was the husband of Rachel Creed, and he was the father of Gage and Eileen (Ellie). Louis and his family moved from Chicago to a busy road in Ludlow, Maine when Louis got a job at the university as a doctor. Once Louis and his family moved into the house in Ludlow, odd things began to happen. A few days after the family had settled in their neighbor, Jud Crandall, took the family up to the pet cemetery not far from their house. On Louis’s first day working at the university a boy named Victor Pascow was hit by a car and died in Dr. Creed’s care. Before dying, Victor muttered about the Pet Sematary which scared Louis. A few months later on Thanksgiving night, Ellie’s cat, Church, was struck by a car while crossing the road. Jud and Louis found the cat with a broken
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