Stephen King – Carrie Audiobooktext
Carrie, or the novel of the emergence of femininity
Before being a horror book, Carrie is above all a novel in which a very young girl discovers that she becomes a woman, by the arrival of her period. We very often lose this point of view of this novel and it’s a shame. What do we have? We have Carrie, who is sixteen years old is not yet a woman because her mother, broken by the breakup with her husband, refuses any attraction for the masculine gender. Thus, she becomes completely fanatic (religiously) and refuses any feminization of her daughter. She recites the verses of the Bible to him, many of which come from Genesis and the first sin.
Carrie grew up believing that being a woman was wrong. And she realizes that she only becomes one when she is in high school. The other girls (adolescence when you hold us) do not understand her distress, especially since they have accepted their femininity a long time ago and make fun of her. This leads to a very traumatic episode for Carrie. Fortunately, the sports teacher comes to help her and replaces the role of mother by explaining toCarrie that being a woman is natural, that she does not risk anything, and above all she helps her to turn to others. Carrie will then take power, and rebel against her mother in a pretty horrible episode I must say.
Carrie or the cruelty of teenagers in groups.
Carrie is a free electron, totally original and therefore cannot in any case integrate with others. She made it her bad luck and got used to being alone. However, thanks to her sports teacher, she will turn to others and taste the impression of being accepted for who she is and that she is integrated. But this illusion is only temporary. And the backlash will be terrible. With this feeling of abandonment and collective rejection, of deception, Carrie will no longer be able to contain her fury and will deploy destructive powers.
By this metaphor, Stephen King also shows us the pressure that teenagers of his time (and even today, it is very easy to identify withundergo Carrie)with their sick desire to be accepted, their rejection of difference. , their moral abuse and especially this enormous paradox of looking like the crowd when one is supposed to build a personality.
To conclude on Carrie, because there is still a lot to say about it. It’s because it’s a big, a huge horror book. And those who have read it will understand me, scenes will give you goosebumps. But it is also a great psychological book, whether by the color code used in descriptions, actions, dialogues. A great demonstration of the talent of Stephen King, a novel that will remain in the classics of the genre