Questions tagged [carrie]

Questions about 'Carrie' (1974), Stephen King's first published novel. Use this tag with the tag [stephen-king].

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Symbolism of Billy Nolan in Carrie

Billy Nolan is a resentful, vindictive and abusive teenager who supplies Chris Hargensen with Pig blood for a prank that occurs within Stephen King's story Carrie. In it, King writes several passages ...
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Who are the Corlies of Arizona?

In Part I of Carrie, Stephen King writes: Like Flatlands Society, the Rosicrucians, or the Corlies of Arizona, who are positive that the atomic bomb does not work, these unfortunates are flying in ...
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What does this sentence from Carrie mean?

In Part I of Carrie, Stephen King writes: And when she talks of Carrie White her face takes on an odd pinched look that is more like Lovecraft out of Arkham than Kerouac out of Southern Cal. Other ...
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Who was (were?) the inspiration for Carrie?

The Wikipedia article on Stephen King's Carrie says that Carrie is based on two girls in King's schools. It has this quote, with a "citation needed" attached: She was a very peculiar girl ...