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Machiavellian Concepts on the Use of Fear - In Machiavelli’s “Prince” he discussed the use of fear as a political tool to maintain the state. He argued that fear when properly directed could generate loyalty and bolster the support of the government. He went on to write that fear was only powerful when wielded with care and when abused could quickly become counterproductive and result in being hated by the people. Fear was potent because it was the prince’s creation. Unlike love that is given to the prince and can easily be taken away, fear is the prince’s tool and his alone....   [tags: Fear]
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Phobias: The Irrational Fear - Phobias: The Irrational Fear Phobias are irrational fear to a person, place or object and they are classified as an anxiety disorder. There is a term for every phobia imaginable. Phobias affect approximately nineteen million individuals, with the fears ranging from blood to women and every thing in between. The symptoms one experiences when suffering with a phobia include profuse sweating, headaches, extreme nausea and a variety of other physical symptoms. We all have our fears, rather it be flying or driving....   [tags: Fear] 408 words
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Using Our Fear for the Good of the World - Our deepest fear is a unique quotation by an author who is unknown but was made famous by Nelson Mandela. This quotation really makes you think about your own fears and the ways we can look at them and how they affect us in our everyday lives. I believe the author is trying to say we should not fear our fears, but embrace them and use them for the good of the world and even just ourselves. He says we fear what we are capable as individuals. We fear the good in us, like our talents rather than the darkness....   [tags: fear, Nelson Mandela, ] 506 words
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Racism in The Color of Fear - Racism in The Color of Fear Let’s start with the definition of racism. Racism refers to the belief that race is the primary determinant of human capacities, that a certain race is inherently superior or inferior to others, and/or that individuals should be treated differently based on their ascribed race. There are two main issues in the movie the “The Color of Fear” that I will discuss. These two issues include grouping people of color on the basis of the way one looks, and the attitudes of different races towards one another....   [tags: Color Fear Film Movie Racism Race Essays] 892 words
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National Identity in Eric Ambler's Journey into Fear - National Identity in Eric Ambler's Journey into Fear In his novel A Coffin for Dimitrios, Eric Ambler writes: "A man's features, the bone structure and the tissue which covers it, are the product of a biological process; but his face he creates for himself" (269). This distinction between the physical flesh and the face, the "devil mask" is for Ambler a crucial metaphor of "duplicity" (269). It is "a screen to hide [the] mind's nakedness...though they understand instinctively that the mask cannot be the man behind it; they are generally shocked by a demonstration of the fact" (269)....   [tags: Journey into Fear Essays]
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Fear in Journey's End by RC Sheriff - Fear in Journey's End The definition of ‘fear’ is a feeling of agitation and anxiety caused by the presence or imminence of danger. ‘Fear’ is reflected by the continual tension throughout the play. All the characters deal with fear in their own different ways. This reflects their personality and gives us an outline of how they really deal with the troubles, which arise during their experiences in a dangerous surrounding, and also, by dealing with the outcomes that they have to face in life. Stanhope deals with pain and fear through expressing his anger and also by his drinking habits....   [tags: Journey's End Literature War Fear Danger Essays] 2201 words
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Fear - FEAR ?@ Recently, earthquakes have hit many places like, Kobe, Greece, Turkey and Taiwan. Moreover, some scientists predict that a huge earthquake will hit the Tokai area and it will have enough power to destroy the Tokyo area. I fear earthquakes for 3 reasons: anticipation of disaster, being on the point of death in the rubble, and becoming injured or sick. First, when any size earthquake hits, even a small one, I feel fear because my mind says, ?gSomeday there will be huge earthquake?h....   [tags: essays research papers] 428 words
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Fear - Fear The poem “Fear” by Gabriela Mistral, dramatizes the conflict between a mother and her fear of her child growing up. The mother is the speaker in this poem. The mother is frightened of her child growing up and not needing her as much as she does as a child. In stanza 1 line 1 it says, “I do not want them to turn my child into a swallow”. The swallow symbolizes a bird leaving the nest. The mother is fearful of her daughter growing up and moving out. This line is repeated in line 7. The mother refers to “them” when she talks of who is going to change her she is referring to society....   [tags: essays papers] 389 words
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Fear in H. G. Wells' "The Red Room" and the "Red-room Episode" in Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre - Both H. G. Wells and Charlotte Bronte draw upon the Gothic tradition to create an atmosphere of fear in their books, but this is handled in different ways although with some similarities. The Gothic tradition was believed to have started in 1764, however these novels were written outside the Gothic period, with Charlotte Bronte publishing her book in 1847, and H. G. Wells publishing his in 1896, over one hundred years later than the first Gothic novel. H. G. Wells starts off his book with a conversation between the narrator who will then go on to ender the read room, and a group of pensioners who give him several warnings that he should not enter the red room due to its haunted nature....   [tags: Fear, H. G. Wells, Red Room, Charlotte Bronte, Jan] 536 words
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Fear of Fear - Clinical trials have demonstrated the efficacy of cognitive-behavioral treatment (CBT) for panic disorder but the mechanism responsible for the improvement are lacking. The reduction of fear of fear (FOF), or the tendency to respond fearfully to benign bodily sensations, is believed to underlie the improvement resulting from CBT. Research has provided evidence consistent with the FOF hypothesis. Descriptive studies consistently show that panic disorder patients score significantly higher on self-report measures tapping fear of bodily sensations....   [tags: essays research papers] 935 words
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The Fear of God - “And Abraham said, Because I thought, Surely the fear of God is not in this place; and they will slay me for my wife's sake.” (Gen. 20:11) God has breathed the word “fear” into His written word 509 times. The authors of the text recorded “Fear of the Lord” 30 times, while the term “Fear of God” was recorded eight times. There are many words used in the bible to define for the word fear. “The most common of these (giving the noun forms) are Heb. yir’â, ‘reverence’; Heb. paḥaḏ, dread’, ‘fear’; Gk....   [tags: Scripture Analysis ] 1769 words
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The Perception of Fear - Fear is created by your perspective of a situation, object or topic. You fear something based on the way you perceive it, evaluating whether it as a threat to you or not. Once a fear is born it continues to shape your perspective intensifying the fear and guaranteeing that it will remain. When these perspectives become distorted the fear that drives them has the potential to take control over a person’s life. As the fear grows clear observation is limited and obsessive behavior can occur. Once a person’s perspective is controlled by their fear their quality of life diminishes which contributes to pessimism and a lack of social connections....   [tags: Psychology]
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The Fear of Death - Death refers to the end of worldly life. People fear death for a variety of reasons. They are afraid because it is the final moment of parting beloved ones, it may be a painful process, it makes them feel that there is a countdown for their existence and they may not achieve all they hoped or planned, or they may fear the unknown after death. Death is the final adventure as a person of this earth, it is the closing of the door on this earthly reality. An unnatural obsession and fear of death can lead to an inactive and deadened society, it is important to find a way to overcome these effects to cause good to come of the inevitable end of life....   [tags: Phobias]
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Fear of Death - Death it is something we all must face at one point in our lives or another. It is either a death of a loved one, friend or co-worker. Sometimes it’s the devastation from a natural disaster. No matter what makes us face the idea of death it is how we handle this realization that truly matters. When Gilgamesh is faced with the horrendous loss of his dear friend and comrade Enkidu he begins to fear death. In Gilgamesh’s youth he is proud without fear of death, it is not until he watches his friend die that his own mortality becomes a fear....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Gilgamesh] 1658 words
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Storm Fear - The poem “Storm Fear” by Robert Frost describes a scene in which “the wind works against us in the dark.” Throughout the poem, the frozen landscape acts as an antagonist fighting against man. In the classic novella Ethan Frome, author Edith Wharton also personifies the landscape. The village of Starkfield, New England during the harsh winters is also an antagonist, prohibiting the characters from communicating with each other effectively. Throughout both works the environment causes Ethan and the speaker of the poem to suppress their feelings until it is too late to act....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Robert Frost] 1521 words
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The Online Fear - The internet has brought us information, convenience and time. From paying bills online in seconds to finding out information in a flash and even earning a college degree; the internet has proven to be a powerful tool. With the good, usually a little bad comes along with it. The internet has offered us convenience for everyday life, but also acts as a platform for child predators to prey upon. In an article titled If Your Kids are Awake… from the New York Times, Lewin said, “The average young American now spends practically every waking minute — except for the time in school — using a smart phone, computer, television or other electronic device, according to a new study from the Kaiser Family Foundation” ....   [tags: Internet]
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The Influence of Religion on European Politics and Human Culture - ... Because King Louis XIV practiced absolutism and his religious leaders, through subtle suggestion or direct interpretation of the word of God, could dictate his policies to benefit the church or hinder anybody or anything considered blasphemous. His two advisors or ministers advised him on foreign policies and military strategy. At one point and time, because he wanted to insulate himself with religious uniformity, Louis gave one million Protestants the choice of either converting to Catholicism or leaving the country....   [tags: Power or Fear] 856 words
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Mass Hysteria - “The Crucible” is a play based on the Salem witch trials in 1860. “The Crucible” is mainly composed up of mass hysteria. The hysteria in the story involves two girls are seen dancing in the forest. In the 18th century witchcraft was supposedly practiced in forests. However, the girls never confessed they were witches or that there not. All of a sudden a mass hysteria breaks out. Everyone in the Puritan village is terrified by this. Innocent people are accused and convicted of witchcraft. They were citizens that signed petitions to release the innocent but in consequence of that , they were thrown in jail too because they were now suspects....   [tags: Social Fear] 545 words
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The Emotion of Fear - Fear Do all living things fear something. Those with minds surely have many and various fears, but even the simplest organisms must have fear, for fear is such a powerful feeling. Fear is all around us and is felt in every corner of the earth. Fear is the emotion or feeling that a living creature gets when its physical or mental life is interrupted by a change that causes the creature concern.      We humans especially, fear many different things: death, disease, old age, commitment, noises in the night, pain, responsibility, work, being too fat or too thin, or any number of other things....   [tags: essays research papers] 806 words
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Fear in Macbeth - No Fear Fear motivates many people to act upon matters, right or wrong. This emotion has been important in many events in both works of literature, and in the real world. It has forced military geniuses into retreat, and influenced them to plan another method of attack. Fear can be both a positive and a negative acting force in one’s life, a quality that can motivate one to success as well as to downfall. In the play Macbeth fear was a major motivating factor in character’s actions. Macbeth was fearful of being caught and having to pay for the wrongs he had done – this led to the murders that followed he killed King Duncan....   [tags: essays research papers] 600 words
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Causes of Fear - Causes of Fear Fear was originally a developed sense that was supposed to guard us against things that may cause harm to our bodies. It was based on past experiences as well as that “gut feeling” or instinct. In today’s world a large amount of fear can be traced back to unreasonable paranoia aroused by the media and movies. These form of mass communication often stirs up many emotions about things like violence and plane crashes and other such rare events. People become so accustomed to seeing it that they think it’s a common occurrence....   [tags: essays research papers] 529 words
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The Emotions of Fear - The Emotions of Fear Fear is defined as an emotion that is bought on by a threat to an individual's well-being. This is often expressed as anxiety and elicits a reaction in which an individual will choose to 'fight or flight'. A phobia is an intense fear of something specific e.g. an animal or a situation. The reaction towards a phobic stimulus is often irrational and is very often followed by an intense anxiety response. Many psychologists have researched these aspects of human emotions and in this investigation the researcher's aim is to find out how fear correlates to the negative description of an animal....   [tags: Papers] 642 words
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Fear of Terrorism - Fear of Terrorism Since the events of 9/11, we in the Western World have finally gotten ourselves in tune with the most basic and vital of human instincts: fear. From the beginning of time, as we cocooned ourselves in our cave dwellings (early precursor of the gated community), and trembled at the prospect of roving sabre toothed tigers, passing storms, and even clouds crossing the face of the moon, fear has been our constant companion. It has been fear of one kind and another that has been responsible for all of the wars, laws and technological developments that have shaped and guided our great civilizations....   [tags: Personal Narrative Writing] 726 words
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Culture of Fear - Culture of Fear Culture of Fear, by Frank Furedi, is a book that looks at how widespread fear impacts Western cultures like the United States and Great Britain. Frank Furedi believed that society tends to panic too much, as we actually enjoy "an unprecedented level of safety." I admit that Frank Furedi's novel is based upon a novel concept, and an interesting one at that. However, Frank Furedi comes off to me as little more than a fear monger and an intellectual elitist. His book, to me, seems redundant more often than not....   [tags: Frank Furedi Western Culture Essays]
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Fear Factor - Fear Factor Journal H. P. Lovecraft once said “The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear.” Everybody has or has dealt with some sort of fear in their life. For some, fear only manifests itself in some form of mild discomfort, but for others it can be so great that it creates an emotional vice-grip and holds it victim captive. I have my share of fears in life. One of these fears, which I have had since childhood, is my fear of supernatural and evil spirits. I am Christian and I believe in God, therefore I must also believe that there is a devil....   [tags: essays research papers] 807 words
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Metaphors of Fear - Metaphors of Fear “Resistance to science is born of fear. Fear, in turn, is bred by ignorance. And it is ignorance that is our deepest malady.” (Lunsford 241) This quote from “Enemies of Promise”, by Michael Bishop, clearly illustrates why people are so opposed to scientific progress. The fear of the unknown causes chaos, and begins people on a downward spiral of misinformed conclusions opposing scientific discovery until no logical thought remains. Leaving nothing but pure fear to cause people to blurt out phrases such as, “those people are bringing DNA into my neighborhood.” People’s fears are unfortunately a very profitable target....   [tags: Science Scientific Papers]
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Perspectives on Fear - Perspectives on Fear “At the University of California at Irvine, experiments in rats indicate that the brain’s hormonal reaction to fear can be inhibited, softening the formation of memories and the emotions they evoke” (Baard). Sometimes I have trouble sleeping. I lie in bed for hours while my mind churns through endless streams of fragmented thoughts and memories, bits of brain matter that I do not have time for in my waking life. I have tried the homeopathic remedies. I drink “calming” teas, take showers, and inhale scents advertised to promote sleep and relaxation....   [tags: Personal Narrative Writing]
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On the fear of death - “On The Fear Of Death” The title "On The Fear Of Death," caught my eye as I was skimming the text for a story. After some thought, I concluded that the word "death" means more to me than most of my peers. I grew up as the daughter of a hard working man, one with an uncommon occupation. My father is a mortician. "On The Fear Of Death" intrigued me because many adopt such a negative view of death. Kubler-Ross takes the concept of death and embraces it, perhaps allowing her to ease her own fear of mortality....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Fear of Polio - Fear Of The Unknown GMO Products Parents and children today may have no memory of the dreaded disease called polio, which struck both young and old by the score from the 1930s to the 1950s. School children and parents were as frightened of polio as they were of nuclear bomb attacks on the United States. When the polio vaccine was finally discovered, people all over America were inoculated. Still, there were scores of people who did not trust doctors, did not like the use of needles – and some who even feared that the vaccine would give their child polio....   [tags: essays research papers] 685 words
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The Great Fear - Times change and people come and go, but fear is a constant, and in “The Great Fear” by J. Ronald Oakley, he describes the wave of fear that occurred in the 1950s. In 1692, the townspeople of Salem were scared into believing that they were among witches, and in 1950’s the “Red” Scare destroyed thousands of peoples lives that were accused of being Communists. Those accused in both witch hunts were put on trial, and while many were killed in Salem, the Red Scare had blacklisted those persecuted....   [tags: essays research papers] 819 words
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The Fear Of Science - The Fear of Science To live in the today's world is to be surrounded by the products of science. For it is science that gave our society color television, the bottle of aspirin, and the polyester shirt. Thus, science has greatly enhanced our society; yet, our society are still afraid of the effect of science. This fear of science can be traced back to the nineteenth century where scientist had to be secretative in experimenting with science. Although science did wonders in the nineteenth century, many people feared science and its effects because of the uncertainty results of science....   [tags: essays research papers] 1571 words
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Conquering of Fear - Conquering of Fear For as long as I could remember I have had a chronic fear of crashes at high speeds and that my best friend Joseph has never feared anything. He would jump off the Eiffel Tower if he got the chance. On the day that I would finally conquer my fear I was in the back seat of Joseph’s uncle’s Ford Expedition with the whole seat to myself. If I were to turn my head around I would see the large speeder boat the car was pulling behind it. We were on our way to the Delta Marina. Our plan was to go tubing in the water....   [tags: Personal Narratives] 1141 words
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The Fear of Science - The Fear of Science My whole life I have loved science. The fact that people, mankind, has the ability to invent things that make our world better, easier, or even worse off amazes me. I am absolutely astounded by science. Every single aspect of science is fascinating, from cancer research to the periodic table of elements, all is so interesting. Why people abandon, reject or have no interest in science is a question that I propose. Is it because they purely do not care. Or maybe it is fear. Resistance to science is born of fear (Bishop 241)....   [tags: Scientific Essays Papers]
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Fear of the Water - It was three weeks before my third birthday. The razor sharp air seemed to laugh at my winter coat, gloves, and hat. My Mother was pushing me along in a stroller at Carson Park. Walking briskly along the pond trail to keep warm, hiding that she did not want to be there. She knew that I loved to come look at the pond in the winter, and she braved the weather because of my birthday. I looked up with my curious eyes, trying to figure out why it was that the ducks left in the winter, why the water looked hard, and how people walked on the water like in the Bible....   [tags: Personal Narrative Writing] 1170 words
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The Cycle of Fear - Native Son by Richard Wright is a piece of literature that is meant to demonstrate how fear in the white community drives society to label blacks as dangerous, immoral, and subhuman. The main character, Bigger Thomas, embodies all of the preconceptions and secret fears that people associate with black Americans. He lies, he steals, he is violent, and by the end of the story he is a rapist and a murderer. The first time he is given an opportunity to improve his family’s life, he tries to adapt, but because of a turn of fate he has to throw his chances away....   [tags: essays research papers] 656 words
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The Face of Fear - The Face of Fear "You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop and look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, '...I can take the next thing that comes along.'...You must do the thing you think you cannot do (Eleanor Roosevelt)." Every time I read these words, I am able to see the truth in them. College to me is the next step that I must take in life. Although this next step comes with much trepidation and apprehension, it is a necessary step that I must take to forever better and prepare myself for the life that I wish to lead....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 972 words
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A Night of Fear - A Night of Fear Have you ever been in a situation, where you have to choose a spiritual path, the good way or the bad way. Well I was in that situation quite a few years ago and the way I chose was dire…. The old preacher used to say to me, 'let Jesus come into your heart' but I wouldn't listen I always used to think that, that was for the older people. I used to think, why not enjoy my youth, why should I deprive my self of going to party's, getting smashed every weekend, taking drugs why should I deprive myself of all this enjoyed because I've given my life to Christ....   [tags: Papers] 577 words
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Monsters: The Physical Embodiment of Fear - Monsters are the physical embodiment of fear. Monsters are the physical embodiment due to a wide variety of reasons. The most important being: Monsters’ apparent invulnerability/incredible strength, represent the bad part of society, most often look ugly, represent evil/nightmares itself, are intelligent, and some deviate from the norms are the reasons why monsters are the physical embodiment of fear. Monsters’ incredible characteristics are what strike fear into the hearts of others. In many myths, monsters are a weakness to societies....   [tags: Character Analysis] 868 words
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Don't Fear Change - What are you afraid of. Many people are afraid of many things such as death, heights, bugs, or public speaking; but the fear of change ranks high in the list of things that trigger anxiety (Radwan). Is there a reasonable answer why people neglect change nowadays. In fact, there is more than one answer to this question. Change has become such an important aspect of our everyday life that it is impossible to ignore. When it comes to the idea of change, most people will readily agree that some individuals try their hardest to avoid change....   [tags: Psychology ]
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Fear and Hope in Marigolds - Eugenia Collier’s “Marigolds” is a memoir of a colored girl living in the Great Depression. The story does not focus on the troubles society presents to the narrator (Elizabeth), but rather is focused on the conflict within her. Collier uses marigolds to show that the changes from childhood to adulthood cause fear in Elizabeth, which is the enemy of compassion and hope. “Marigolds” is about change. Collier chose a “fourteen-going-on-fifteen” (1) year old girl because the transition from childhood to adulthood adds layers of conflict to the story....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Eugenia Collier] 657 words
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The Power of Fear Illustrated in "The Storm" - Fear. By definition it is a distressing emotion aroused by impending danger, evil, or pain, whether the threat is real or imaginary. Fear has power, but only when the person feeling it gives it power. In “The Storm” Janet gives power to her fear, and by doing so, fear masks what Janet should truly be afraid of, leading to the development of her character, the conflicts within her mind, and the overall theme of the short story. Throughout the story, Janet is depicted as a person with a “pale face with a blunt nose, slender with a childlike figure, and plain.” Because of this characterization it is not difficult to understand her mentality for protection....   [tags: the storm] 935 words
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Fear: A Controlling Human Emotion - Human emotions get the best of us during times of extreme distress, panic, anger, loneliness, etc. We are slaves to our psyche since it is our minds that control and provide our thought process, which directly relates to our own actions. Emotions occur naturally, automatically and are triggered by our surroundings and significant events that leave an impression on us. Emotions are basic human instinct. They are subconscious warnings and reactions to certain situations and to our surroundings. A simple example is someone experiencing the death of a loved one....   [tags: psychology] 943 words
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Fear in Salem, Massachusetts and "The Crucible" - What do you fear in our twenty-first century society. Terrorism, inequality, losing your home, or injustice. Salem, Massachusetts during the seventeenth century feared injustices among the government. Individuals hid and lied to keep safe from being condemned as witches. This era of history is known as the Salem Witch Trials. Arthur Miller’s The Crucible explores the Salem Witch Trials while following the lives of several individuals. The fear and mistrust among the seventeenth century Salem society can be directly related to today’s twenty-first century society....   [tags: Salem Witch Trials, Crucible, ] 732 words
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Can Reaction To Fear Be Predicted? - The idea of fear is a remarkable one. From an evolutionary stand point it is a necessity that helps to protect animals, including humans, from injury or other dangerous situations. But what happens when that fear is either unfounded or a profound overreaction. Why does one person act in the face of fear while others are paralyzed. Is there any way to predict who will act and who will not. That is the main question asked by Peter Norton and Brandon Weiss; Is there a way to predict those that will confront their fears....   [tags: Psychology]
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Fear and Tension in "Great Expectations" - How does Dickens create an atmosphere of fear and tension in the opening chapters of Great Expectations. Explain briefly how effectively these chapters prepare the reader for the revelations at the end of the second stage of Pip’s expectations and expose the frailty of Pip’s assumptions about the identity of his benefactor. Charles Dickens successfully creates an atmosphere of fear and tension in the opening chapters by using characters to a remarkable effect, amplifying the differences between the two most important characters....   [tags: English Literature] 1649 words
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On-Going Fear of AIDS - AIDS isn’t a disease people have known about since the 1800s. In fact, it wasn’t even known as AIDS until a couple years after its discovery in the 1980s. Before, it was called Gay Related Immunodeficiency Disease, or GRID (“Natural History of HIV/AIDS”). And because of the fact it wasn’t discovered until the 1980s, people feared the disease and still do to this day. It’s been thirty years and many are still not properly educated about AIDS (Hawkins 16). The fear, stigmatization, and discrimination of people with AIDS and the disease in general have many underlying factors....   [tags: Disease/Disorders]
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Society's Fear and Fascination with Crime - In today’s society the term ‘crime’ could be described as a buzzword. It could be argued that today’s society is both fearful of, and fascinated by, crime. There have been many explanations as to why society is increasingly both fearful and fascinated by the crime problem in the UK. This essay will outline what is meant by the term ‘crime’; will present evidence that society is both fascinated by and fearful of crime and discuss what factors may be contributing to this. Crime is legally defined as “acts which break or contravene the letter of the law” (Mooney et al., 2004, pg 6)....   [tags: criminal, United Kingdom, sociology, ] 797 words
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From Fear to Courage - From Fear to Courage When new soldiers go to fight in a war, they never know what’s coming. Although events are preserved in stories by the veterans, nothing can capture the real thing. Seeing everything up close and personal can change a person dramatically. Soldiers may never be the same after traumatic events such as these. Wars test a person and shows how strong not just physically, but mentally, one is. Stephen Crane, throughout his novel, The Red Badge of Courage, creates three distinct tones by utilizing the stylistic devices of imagery and figurative language, which reinforce Crane’s fearful, unworthy and courageous attitude on the realities of war....   [tags: Classic American Literature]
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Machiavelli: The Power of Fear - Niccolo Machiavelli stressed that “one ought to be both feared and loved, but as it is difficult for the two to go together, it is much safer to be feared than loved…for love is held by a chain of obligation which, men being selfish, is broken whenever it serves their purpose; but fear is maintained by a dread of punishment which never fails.” He felt that a true leader must be cunning and deceptive, winning the hearts of his people through power and influence. If he could not be liked, he could at least get by knowing he has intimidated these below him into submission....   [tags: Essays on Machiavelli] 852 words
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How to Overcome a Fear of Change - “Thought processes and relationship dynamics are fundamental if change is to be successful.” (Lynco Assoc.) People fear change because it pushes them out of their comfort zone. One of the greatest fears in the world is the fear of the unknown. Although fear can create a large amount of energy in a person, you can choose to use that energy in a positive manner and take control of the situation. Focus on your convictions; be confident in your abilities and be proud of the work that you do. Do not allow insecurities to damage your focus....   [tags: Psychology, Comfort Zone] 516 words
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Male Fear in Historic Literature - In reading many of the works of the authors of our past such as William Shakespeare, Geoffrey Chaucer, and Kalidasa we tend to see a reoccurring theme in many of the works of times past. This theme that I speak of is the male fear or opinion that a woman has to be a pure and sacred to be considered of any worth or value. This opinion is not specific to any certain time period in time or held by author by a certain region. In fact this particular theme can be seen from European stories to tales from the far east in places such as India as seen in the tales of Sakuntala and the Ring of Recollection and Ramayana....   [tags: feminism, Chaucer, Kalidasa, shakespeare,] 2164 words
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Holdens Fear of the Adult World - In life there comes a time where you think that everyone wants to see you fail and are “phoney”. This particular time happens mostly in the teen stages of life as they are usually trying to find there identities. Holden Caufield, a teen was a high school student at a boy's high school called Pency Prep, which he got kicked out from. He feels as though he had fought the world and lost, everyone is against him, just out there to see him fail. After getting kicked out he journeys out to New york city where he faces some of the toughest times in his life surrounded by “phony” adults that Holden would never want to become....   [tags: Character Analysis] 747 words
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Greek Mythology: Fear of the Unknown - Title Greek Mythology: Fear of the Unknown The ancient Greeks lived in an influential and creative time. Music filled the streets, sculptures towered over the city and masterpieces hung on walls everywhere. Children were being educated which led to great philosophers in the future. This city-state was flourishing and is now known today as one of the most advanced ancient civilizations. As progressive as these people were sadly, they were held back by their own beliefs. The fear of a raging hurricane controlled by Poseidon or one of Zeus’s deadly lightning bolts left people scared that these awful things could happen to them which made following the lessons of the stories a lot easier than thinking for themselves....   [tags: Ancient Greeks, Zeus, Poseidon] 1827 words
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The Depths of Fear: Peter Benchley - The world’s oceans, they cover a great majority of our planet. According to scientists, we know more about the surface of the moon than we do about what’s in the waters of our own planet. Even with advancing science we still don’t know very much about them. So imagine what it was like back around the 1970’s, it was already a time of great fear, and to some extent, paranoia in the United States with the threat of nuclear war and multiple other new threats emerging. Surprisingly, although it was known that there were dangerous things in the sea, nobody seemed to pay that much mind to it....   [tags: Authors]
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Faith in Fear and Trembling by Kierkegaard - Kierkegaard believes that true faith can only be attained through a double movement of giving up rationality or logic, while at the same time believing one can understand logically. In “Fear and Trembling” Kierkegaard relates true faith to the Knight of infinite resignation and the Knight of faith; in this paper, I will examine this claim and show why Kierkegaard’s analogy is an excellent metaphor for the double movement which is required in one’s quest to attain faith and why. Kierkegaard’s position on faith is represented with the Knight of infinite resignation and the Knight of faith....   [tags: Faith Literary Analysis]
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Group Leadership - Throughout the course of a Master’s counseling program, moments of doubt, and a lack of working knowledge are bound to play a major role in the confidence a future counselor will posses in effectively implementing interventions early on in the instructional phase of his or her career. Corey (2010) states that an effective group leader, is able to become aware of their own vulnerabilities, and take responsibility in their responses. To become aware of a possible vulnerable area, a counselor must first take a concise look into their personal strengths and weakness, and then decide to actively seek out assistance with working on vulnerabilities....   [tags: Informative, Fear, Psychoterapy] 1354 words
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Why I was Scared of Reading "Dracula" - I was scared by the novel. I found the novel difficult to finish reading and I didn’t enjoy reading it. Usually I have no trouble reading books but with Dracula, my fear of the plot, the character and the topics in the novel prevented me from being able to read the book before I go to bed, which unfortunately is when I normally read. I think the fear I experienced when reading the book was mainly due to the circumstances under which I read it. In the time when people were first reading Dracula, vampires and other supernatural themes weren’t really something anyone had thought of writing about, so the readers were caught up in the idea that there could be vampires living in the same down as themselves and their families....   [tags: Dracula, vampires, fear,] 1098 words
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Crime in Media and Its Impact on Fear - In this essay I will write about the reporting of crime and how it contributes to the creation of fear among audiences, among this would be the production of fear and how the problem frame contributes to fear. There are different mediums that ‘Newsworthy’ news is reported through, which are: television, newspaper, radio, internet and through networking sites, through any of these one can obtain crime news from and shape an opinion and attitude. Crime is a relentless activity that poses a threat in our society; it is somewhat part of how life is, however we can prevent it, but to what extend....   [tags: Media ]
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Theme of Fear in George Orwell's Novels - Fear within the ignorant animals of Animal Farm and defeated humans of 1984 exist to uphold each novel’s totalitarian government. Each of these George Orwell novels delve into the power and manipulation of an absolute dictatorship. Napoleon in Animal Farm and Big Brother in 1984 both claim the newly established system of authority is of superior quality than the preceding regime. Apprehension is due to both fictional and realistic threats, twisted for the government’s power-hungry use. Feelings of fear permit the pigs and the Party to control devotion and independence in ignorant citizens....   [tags: Literary Analysis] 1568 words
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Tension and Fear Throughout "The Monkey's Paw" - How does the author create fear and tension in the story. . Brief summary of the plot (not more than one paragraph) . Look at each part of the story explaining how tension and fear is created. Think about language, climax/anticlimax, gothic features, setting and use of sense. . Conclude by giving your thoughts and feelings about the story and how successful you think it was as a gothic tale. The monkey’s paw is a gothic tale. The tale is about a family of three named the Whites....   [tags: Literature Review] 1334 words
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Fear of Communism Caused the Vietnam War - The Vietnam war has been referred to by many names, one of the longer ones was 'the cornerstone of the free world southeast Asia'. It was called that by John F. Kennedy. He was talking about Vietnam being and essential country in a non-communist world. He believed that if Vietnam became a communist country, all of the surrounding countries would also become communists. This is the main reason America was involved in the Vietnam war. Another reason was that America wanted to spread their “political ideas around the globe”....   [tags: Vietnam war, communism, military, history,] 1616 words
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A Call to the Task: The Attunement of Fear and Trembling - In the “Attunement” of Soren Kierkegaard’s Fear and Trembling, the author produces four beautiful variations on God’s temptation of Abraham in Genesis 22. In each, Abraham fails at his test in some way; even though in each he offers his son, he misses the full movements of philosophy and faith that the true Abraham completed. Each is closed by a brief image of a child being weaned, presumably a metaphor of the past story. Characteristically of Kierkegaard’s non-prescriptive style, we are told that these stories are the way in which a certain man has tried to understand Abraham; we are invited, but not forced, into contemplation of these various stories....   [tags: Literary Review] 1727 words
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Despair and Fear during the Battle of Britain - Was high and strong British morale during the Battle of Britain an historical reality. This investigation determines how the British people were affected by the Luftwaffe’s attacks on their cities and the British Royal Air Force. In order to disprove or prove the idea that the British morale was high and strong, the investigation will evaluate their reactions, individual’s quotes, songs, and a newspaper article. One source, “World War II Blackout Regulations”, is a newspaper article outlining the rules in the case of a Blackout and the description of the Blackout by a citizen who experienced it....   [tags: History of Britain] 1503 words
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Fear In Lord Of The Flies - Fear is a driving force in The Lord of the Flies. How does fear in all of its forms influence the boy's attitudes and behaviours. One of many prominent themes in William Golding's novel, the Lord of the Flies, is Fear. From the very first chapter, until the last, fear plays an important role in this text. It is the only thing, which stops the boys from acting rationally at times, from questioning curious circumstances and it physically hindered so many of the boys, so many times. The active role of fear in Lord of the Flies, was intentionally used by Golding, because he knew what images it would create....   [tags: William Golding] 1227 words
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Lord of the Flies: Fear of the Unknown - A distressing emotion aroused by impending evil and pain, whether the threat is real or imagined is described as fear. Fear is what William Golding’s novel Lord of the Flies encompasses. By taking three major examples from the novel, fear will be considered on different levels: Simon’s having no instance of fear, Ralph’s fear of isolation on the island, and Jack’s fear of being powerless. Fear can make people behave in ways that are foreign to them, whether their fear is real or imagined. In response to fear, people may act defensively by attacking, fear can either stop one from doing something, or it can make one behave in an irrational erratic manner....   [tags: William Golding] 1000 words
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Understanding Fear and Phobias - Understanding Fear and Phobias For something that can cause as much suffering as a phobia, as remarkable how many people lay claim to having one and how many of them are wrong. Experts say, a true phobic reaction is a whole different category of terror, a central nervous system wildfire that's impossible to mistake. In the face of the thing that triggers fear, phobics experience sweating, racing heart, difficult breathing and even a fear of imminent death -- all accompanied by an overwhelming need to flee....   [tags: Informative] 293 words
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Fear in Macbeth by William Shakespeare - Fear in Macbeth by William Shakespeare Fear motivates us to do many things no matter if they are right or wrong. In Macbeth fear was the main motivating factor and in the end fear influenced the outcome of the play. All of Macbeth’s actions were done out of fear, not only fear of being caught but also fear of the witches’ prophecies. He was afraid that they might be true and tried at all costs to prevent them from happening. The whole play was inspired by fear and what it can do to a person....   [tags: Papers] 468 words
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Importance of Fear in The Lord of the Flies - Importance of Fear in The Lord of the Flies       The boys in the book, The Lord of the Flies, are controlled by their fear of the beast.  This fear is not of the beast itself, but of the unknown. It comes from not knowing whether or not a beast exists.   The children start as one united group.  They are a community in their own.  Slowly, rules started to get broken, individuals began to leave, and the group broke apart.  The one thing that causes this break-up is the beast. The beast means different things to everyone, but each boy is afraid of it....   [tags: Lord of the Flies Essays] 1166 words
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Fear in Lord of the Flies - Fear in Lord of the Flies In the novel the Lord of the Flies, written by William Golding, fear is the cause of all of the problems that take place on the island. At first, the island is thought to be splendid and a paradise, but as the boys' stay on the island increases, so, too, do their fears. The boys soon become afraid of each other and soon after that the boys break up and fight because of the fear. The boys' original fears are of what they think are beasts. "Then people started getting frightened" (Golding, 88)....   [tags: Lord of the Flies William Golding Essays] 1007 words
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Fear in The Lord of the Flies - Fear in The Lord of the Flies In The Lord of the Flies, fear is the cause of all destruction and violence, which leads to savagery, and disobeying of human morals. Throughout the entire book fear is what drives these young innocent boys into savagery, and what also pulls most of them away from expectable human behavior. Without the normal rules of society helping to guide them, they become disoriented with the new surroundings, therefore freighting them into savage ways. After the traumatic plane crash the boys became frightened because their world of comfort was no longer visible, and a dark scary place awaited their arrival....   [tags: Papers] 313 words
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Fear and Cowardice in Shakespeare's Macbeth - Macbeth:  Fear and Cowardice   William Shakespeare's great tragedy, Macbeth is a play based more on character than deed. The play is a journey along the life of Macbeth, beginning at the apex of his career and following him to his demise. The cause of this sudden deterioration has been debated for centuries. Some attribute Macbeth's quick degeneration to ambition. Although Macbeth is not lacking in ambition, this is not the essential element that causes his demise. It is fear that permeates Macbeth--utter cowardice drives his will into sinful acts resulting in regression....   [tags: GCSE English Literature Coursework]
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