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The Literary Boogeyman

Summary: Considers whether or not the short story Boogeyman is a perfect example of the horror genre. Describes the elements of a classic horror story. Illustrates how the story incorporates each element.
Horror literature is about more than the blood and guts gore we usually think of when we hear or see the word "horror." It's based on fear: our fears, both personal and cultural/social, and our emotional response to them. It's based on nightmares, on whatever terrifies us the most as human beings. The perfect example of a horror literature is "BOOGEYMAN"; it has the three characteristics that make this piece of work fit into a horror genre.

Firstly, the conflict will usually have good vs. evil. For example, in Boogeyman Lester Billings was the protagonist, while the boogeyman that hides in the closet was the antagonist or the evil one. All the horror novels, stories usually contain the good vs. evil because to make the story interesting, and more horrendous. If there were no good vs. evil then the whole horror genre will be too tedious. As...

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