Nightmares & Dreamscapes Themes

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Unbelievable scenarios

A common theme in Stephen King's work is a character being faced with unbelievable situations. The character must adapt to the situation whether or not he or she believes that the goings on are real.

Some good examples of this can be seen in "The Moving Finger" where Mitla believes that he must be hallucinating when he sees the dismembered finger pop out of the drain in the bathroom. Although his wife does not see the finger, Mitla certainly does, and must do something before it takes over.

Another situation in this vein can be seen in "Crouch End" when Lonnie is swallowed up by the ground. King is notorious for leaving things to the imagination, for both the character and the reader, which makes the horror even worse.

Rock and Roll Heaven is not a place one would expect to end up. Although one might dream...

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