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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 - ... “There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God.” (Romans 3:11) Returning in thought to the “fear", which is reverence of the Lord; this type of fear brings one to the beginning of knowledge and wisdom, as depicted in the book of Proverbs. “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom.” (Prov. 9:10) “The fear of God leads to wise and pure living: ‘By the fear of the Lord one keeps away from evil” Reverential thoughts, equitable behaviors, and merited actions are those decisions accomplished by elections of the heart and exercises of the mind....   [tags: Scripture Analysis ] 1769 words
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The Perception of Fear - ... Public speaking is a common fear and depending on your perspective it can be almost impossible to execute. Those with high-anxiety traits, or sensitizers, increase their anxiety because they lack confidence causing them to focus on the possible bad outcome: Sensitizers are those who really focus on the unpleasant indicators, they are really into the experience but react in negative ways (DeNoon). Those with low- anxiety trait can speak in public more successfully than people with high- anxiety trait because their perspective of the outcome of the situation is not negative enabling them to gain confidence as they go: People with low-trait anxiety get nervous before speaking but begin to relax once they get started....   [tags: Psychology]
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The Fear of Death - ... Their main concern is not this life, but how to get to paradise in the other life. Both people who believe in an afterlife and those who do not, should be able to recognize that death is inevitable. In this way, death is a challenge for the two groups, those who believe in an afterlife and those who do not, because they will both face it sooner or later. Fear of death is based on not wanting to go through the dying process. Sometimes people associate death with pain, and it is a human nature to be afraid of every thing painful....   [tags: Phobias]
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Fear of Death - ... Later when Gilgamesh is told by the elders that the quest is technically his death warrant he laughs and says “I am afraid” (28) this showing that he does not fear death at this point in time. When they finally reach Humbaba they begin to fight when Gilgamesh states “Forget about death” (39) here we see that Gilgamesh is saying death is not an issue. They are there to fight and not worry about the consequences even if it is death. Towards the end of the battle Humbaba realizes he will lose and begins to beg for mercy....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Gilgamesh] 1658 words
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Storm Fear - ... It is no coincidence that Wharton gave the main character this name, as Frome always seems to live through all of life’s challenges. In third line of the poem, Frost mentions a “lower chamber window on the east.” The line indicates that the author must be in the lower level of a building, looking through a window facing the east. The east is usually where the sun rises, but the window must be blocked by the snow. Once again the landscape acts as an antagonist, limiting the abilities of others....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Robert Frost] 1521 words
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The Online Fear - ... At one time, over 200 FBI agents where working this crime problem full-time nationwide (The Predator Fear, Burst). I feel the best way to help protect kids is by providing their parents information about this topic. Burst, said, “I'm surprised at the number of times I go to give school presentations or parent group presentations when the parents say, "I didn't know that.” So it seems providing the necessary information to the parents would yield the best results, but how can this be done effectively....   [tags: Internet]
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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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Fear of the Water - 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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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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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 - ... Nevertheless, change is said to prepare us for life and without change, life would persistently be the same. Admittedly, childhood experiences affect your adulthood. For instance, overprotective parents and parents who spoil their children are those who indirectly teach them to be afraid to change. In the same way, over protection can cause the children to be unready for the real world. When the kids do get out into the real world, they don’t know how to handle it. The individual will be so used to what they knew when growing up that that is all they will expect....   [tags: Psychology ]
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Fear and Hope in Marigolds - ... The second conflict is also symbolic. Elizabeth represents fear. She has the feeling that “ something old and familiar [is] ending and something unknown and therefore terrifying [is] beginning” (1). The marigolds represent hope. The reason for her “great impulse towards destruction” (4) was a combination of fear for the future and bitterness towards the past. In this conflict, fear wins because Miss Lottie “never [plants] marigolds again” (5). The third conflict is the most important. It takes place inside of Elizabeth and is also between fear and hope....   [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 - ... But, gay men were already discriminated against by society because of conservative beliefs (Parmet). In many studies done, there has been a correlation between fear of AIDS and homophobia. Men tend to be more homophobic, and therefore, they feared AIDS more than women (McDevitt 700). A study published in The Journal of Social Psychology proved “attitudes towards AIDS are formed, in part, on the basis of preexisting attitudes toward homosexuals… whose high rate of contracting AIDS has been well publicized” (McDevitt 700)....   [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 - ... However, one that is feared will have a much greater, lasting effect on its people and/or followers, scaring them into order. With either good or bad intentions, it is useful for a leader to either become or pretend to be a force to be reckoned with, to maintain his power and authority over others. People are unlikely to overthrow a ruler that they fear, for they dread the punishments of failure. If the ruler is not feared by the people, he will eventually upset enough of them that they will rise up against him....   [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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Lucretius' Writing on the Fear of Death - At the most basic level of subconscious thought, every living animal possesses a desire to stay alive. Usually, this instinct lays dormant, although in dire situations, we can be led to do unexpected things. In addition to this subconscious drive, there is a socially constructed motivation for fearing death. Thanks to the pervasive nature of religion throughout history, much of humanity has, at some point or another, feared the prospect of eternal damnation and torture during one’s life after death....   [tags: Philosophy] 1129 words
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The Distance Between Fear and Freedom - ... He then closes the gate forever and the man seemingly dies without ever gaining entrance to the ‘law’. Why is the man so weak. When he first approached the gate appears to have been wide open. Understandably, there is a gatekeeper who says, “If it tempts you so much try it in spite of my prohibition. But take note: I am powerful. And I am only the most lowly gatekeeper. But from room to room stand gatekeepers, each more powerful than the others. I can’t even endure one glimpse of the third.”(Kafka, 26) The man scared and haunted by what might be beyond that point cowers and waits....   [tags: Literary Themes]
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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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Greek Mythology: Fear of the Unknown - ... The Greeks also learned that a mortal falling in love with an immortal was very dangerous and instead of thinking for themselves and marrying someone they truly loved it was best to marry someone who wouldn’t enrage the gods. In the myths, mortals were often punished for falling in love but, the lovers who truly suffered were the ones who betrayed their own families in the name of love. Medea fell madly in love with Jason and was willing to do anything to prove to him she loved him. During Jason’s quest for the Golden Fleece Aetes, Medea’s father, tells Jason if he completes two tasks (that were meant to kill him) he can have the fleece (Hamilton, 129)....   [tags: Ancient Greeks, Zeus, Poseidon] 1827 words
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The Depths of Fear: Peter Benchley - ... Because of the book/movie’s popularity, it sparked a line of 3 more unaccredited sequels and a 2006 video game release, all featuring characters spawned in or inspired by his original story. Unfortunately these movies didn’t draw in nearly as much fame and popularity as their blockbusting predecessor, in part because they had no story to go off. As a result of this, the series ended in 1987 with Jaws: The Revenge which, ironically, takes place in the Bahamas, the setting for another one of his books Beast....   [tags: Authors]
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Faith in Fear and Trembling by Kierkegaard - ... Kierkegaard believes that God’s command of Abraham is absurd because it is a contradiction. The main contradiction with the entire scenario being that Abraham is going to sacrifice his son and minus the aspect of faith in this story, he becomes like any other murderer. “For if you simply remove faith as a nix and nought there remains only the raw fact that Abraham was willing to murder Isaac” (Kierkegaard 60). The contradiction that something unethical is to also be exalted, “It is like a two-edged sword, bringing death and salvation” (Kierkegaard 61)....   [tags: Faith Literary Analysis]
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Group Leadership - ... In addressing my fear of confrontation and fear of being directive within a group setting, I believe a look into the core of my fears will provide clarity. In attempting to understand my fears associated with group leadership, the fact that I have little experience with providing therapeutic interventions plays a major role in how I view my ability to affectively administer an intervention. Bandura (1986) stated that fears come primarily from a lack of confidence in one’s ability to deal with events that feel unpredictable or uncontrollable....   [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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The Terror Management Theory - ... These feelings are managed within that person by developing or maintaining a two- part cultural anxiety buffer; an individual worldview and a sense of self value or self-esteem. (Pyszczynski,Greenberg, & Solomon, 1997) According to the theory, high self-esteem reflects the successful participation in and internalization of meaningful cultural worldview. (Schmeichel, Gailliot, Filardo, MrGregor, Gitter, &Baumeister 2009) Goldenberg and Shakelford (2005) suggested that “the need for self-esteem is often seen as the master motive that underlies much of human behavior.” (p.228)The present work links the cultural buffer of self-esteem within the terror management perspective with varying cultural ideas of desirable skin color....   [tags: Psychology, Fear of Death] 985 words
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Crime in Media and Its Impact on Fear - ... (Altheide, 2002: p. 41) The problem frame is part of what generates as the ‘Fear Machine’, it’s the style and way in which the reporters report the news that triggers fear. Victims are also known to be part of the problem frame that promotes fear, “Victimization as a status relies on pervasive fear because this is what makes victimization meaningful and plausible to audiences” (Altheide, 2002: P. 41). People victimized by crime are known to be more fearful and aware of crime as crime now has a significant meaning to their lives....   [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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Fear No Evil, Fear No Shot: Vaccinating Children Should Be Considered Safe - ... Despite the evidence that immunizations work well, parents are dubious because they have read studies about children being diagnosed with autism, citing the cause as a direct result of the MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine), which contained a mercury-laden preservative. These parents argue that because of this ingredient, children are at risk of autism or other disorders and side effects. The truth is they may be reading and hearing nebulous information. Today, vaccines for preschool children do not contain the preservative, and for those parents who may fear older children’s exposure to the preservative, there is a way to ask for a shot that is preservative free (VanTine-Reichardt)....   [tags: Medical Research]
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Fear and Manipulation in Arthur Miller's The Crucible - Fear and Manipulation in Arthur Miller's The Crucible Fear holds a great control over any mortal human-being through daunting and restricted words, most commonly seen while anyone is under pressure. While being controlled over fear, you may come to realize that you are being manipulated to the possibilities of a threatened punishment and may also be mislead by lies. Arthur Miller’s classic novel, The Crucible takes place in Salem, Massachusetts, where a lot of times fear would be used to control anyone to blame another of witchcraft....   [tags: Arthur Miller, Crucible]
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A Critique of “Share Jesus Without Fear” - Liberty Theological Seminary A Critique of “Share Jesus Without Fear”   Bibliographical Entry Fay, William. Share Jesus Without Fear (2nd edition). Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, 2000. Author Information William “Bill” Fay experienced life on a rollercoaster. His seemingly normal childhood and youth was followed by a double dose of selfishness with a little crime to go along. He was a self-made man, so long as you didn’t count the victims of his crooked gambling. Fay became aware of a growing emptiness that could not be satiated....   [tags: Literature Review]
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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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Holden's Fear of Change in "The Catcher in the Rye" - People rebel for a cause. In the book “The Catcher in the Rye” , the protagonist, Holden Caulfield is living in a school called Pencey Prep. Holden is failing all of his classes except English, and he often curses and smokes cigarettes in his dorm. One of Holden’s main problems in life is the death of his brother Allie. Allie, who died of leukemia 3 years prior to the events of the book, was the only person who deeply understood Holden. When Allie died, Holden broke all of the windows in his garage while breaking his own hand....   [tags: Catcher in the Rye, growing up, teenagers,] 1906 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 - ... At face value, British morale seemed high. Aircrafts can use lights on the ground as a guide to the land below. In order to help protect citizens from bombings at night, the government imposed the Blackout, which meant that everyone had to have all lights out, including streetlights, flashlights, fires, and house lights, when certain alarms went off. Gordon Cornell, town and village historian, remembers this “as a pre-teenager at the time, these blackouts were a rather frightening occasion. These alarms brought the village to a standstill, as we laid on our beds or sat in our chairs, in TOTAL darkness, and listened attentively for the sounds of ‘friend or foe’”(Gordon Cornell, Betty Tabor, Allyn Hess Perry, Jeanette Shiel)....   [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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The Power of Fear in Shakespeare's Macbeth - Macbeth    The Tremendous Power of Fear Fear motivates us to do many things, whether they are right or wrong.  In the play Macbeth, fear was the main motivation that influenced the outcome of the play. This can be proved by the subsequent murders after Duncan's. Why were these committed. Macbeth was scared of being caught and having to pay for the wrongs he had done.  Also, look at Lady Macbeth. The constant washing of her hands, sleepwalking, and other behavior like this is done out of fear....   [tags: GCSE English Literature Coursework] 958 words
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