The Running Man By Stephen King Essay

1269 Words Apr 21st, 2016 6 Pages
In literature, authors make use of literary devices in an effort to establish not only the intelligence of the characters being created, but their individual voice as an author. Throughout The Running Man by Stephen King, the author makes use of events, tone, mood, and sentence structure to separate the classes in a dystopian society. One main distinction between these classes however, is the language spoken within each class and is made apparent through varying sentence structures. Through this division the internal and external conflict between the two diverse groups is made apparent. While the lower class tends to use foul language and disconnected sentence structure, the upper class, the more highly educated population, uses a larger vocabulary and a more formal sentence structure. This is not only one of the many catalysts that pushed the conflict within the government over the edge, it allows readers to determine which class was favored by the government, and based on the frequency of foul language, it allows the reader to determine which class existed in larger numbers within the government. In The Running Man, Stephen King draws a distinct line between the classes through the use of sophisticated and crude sentence structure used in an effort to display the internal and external conflict within the government and its ripple effect on society.
The Running Man by Stephen King is a novel highlighting a dystopian society in which a corrupt and money thirsty government…

Related Documents