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According to Magistrale and Morrison in their introduction to A DarkNights Dreaming a distinguishing trait of horror art is theexistence of a being that emerges to disrupt the personal and socialrelationships of the status quo by violating the norms and values ofthe society it attacks In the novel Let the Right One In by JohnAjvide Lindqvist we can see that when the monsters are introduced in thestory it changes as they start becoming a threat to society making thenovel horror by showing the unordinary things they do and generatingfeelings of suspense fear and pity into the audience The story takesplace during the 1980s in Blackeberg Stockholm which is wereLindqvist grew up and was on the edge of becoming an adolescent Thestory starts of by introducing the tenants Eli and Hakan moving in toBlackegberg at night Since there the story continues by introducingOskar an adolescent who is bullied in school and Eli a vampire andfrom then the then it starts off by showing how their friendshiprelationship develops and along the way unordinary things arehappening which keeps the society attentive Lindqvist through the genreof horror demonstrates how the fear of isolation develops and awakensthe monster inside of us changing who we are as a person andtransforming us into something evil The fear of being alone and not having someone to support you and helpyou deal with your problems becomes an issue that turns you to someonefor refuge without caring who they are Many of the characters in the novel Let the Right One In comefrom a fractured household Calhoun 31 suffering from the lack ofadult supervision since there is no one to provide a strong moraland physical presence to prevent kids from turning to a gang a sexualpredator or a vampire for refuge Calhoun 31 Oskar for example isan isolated boy whose parents are divorced His mother works most of thetime and she is unable to deal with his sons problems so she turns toOskars alcoholic father
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