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Personal Narrative: Overcoming My Fear of Flying - As a kid I was tough, I did anything and everything. But flying scared me. I was in Hawaii and flying was unavoidable if you wanted to go anywhere. My father lived in California so when I decided to visit him I also had to face my fear and fly over the ocean. My want to see my father had to be stronger than my fear or I may never have never had the chance to know him. It was after September 11th so flying was even more intimidating. But knowing my family was on the other end made it easier, so I took my first flight by myself to California....   [tags: essay about myself, Personal Experience] 801 words
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Fear of Flying and Classical Conditioning Theory - How Lauren may have learned of her Fear of Flying. How Lauren learned she had a fear in flying. Using the Classical Conditioning theory the possibilities could be endless. Classical conditioning in simple terms is the method in which one determines why and the cause of a condition as well as what has brought it about. There are many stimulus both conditioned and unconditioned that can cause fear or other problems, but the major reason for causes regarding the fear of flying has been mentioned in several articles regarding anxiety disorders....   [tags: Classical Conditioning Theory Psychology]
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Fear of Flying: More Than a Feminist Novel - Fear of Flying: More Than a Feminist Novel The fears of Isadora: Her religion (Semi-Jewish), her love life (second husband, seventh analyst; Bennett), her gender (a woman in America. In the sixties!), her career (Writer: one book), sex (are women supposed to enjoy that?), her mother (Jude, an artist who danced naked in France), her sisters (all married, with at least two children apiece), her children (none), her name (Isadora White. Isadora Wing. Isadora White Stollerman Wing Goodlove?) and flying; Isadora has a fear of flying....   [tags: Feminism Feminist Women Criticism] 1559 words
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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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Flying: The Transformation of Heart, Mind, and Soul - “The fathers may soar and the children may know their names.” This was the basis of Milkman’s discovery of his past, which he would learn about in time. In Toni Morrison’s novel Song of Solomon, Milkman goes through the early, adolescent, and middle stages of his life with little faith in himself, for he cannot fly, nor does he know flight’s true meaning. Milkman journeys through his life being selfish and vain because he has yet to discover his true identity. As Milkman grows, the more he experiences and encounters alone and with others....   [tags: Morrison, Solomon] 1796 words
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Unidentified Flying Objects: Fact or Fiction? - Unidentified Flying Objects: Fact or Fiction. Unidentified flying objects, or UFOs, as they're fondly called, are one of the century's most intriguing and controversial mysteries. Since ancient times, UFOs of all types have been accounted for. More today than ever, hundreds of thinkers, theologians, and scientists have tried to answer why there are or whether there aren't UFOs. According to some, the speculation that UFOs are alien spacecrafts from another world is an absurd and foolish proposal....   [tags: essays papers]
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The Examination of Complicated Relationships between The Flying Troutmans and The Kite Runner - ... Sohrab has a fear of not being accepted into the culture and the family. Amir reassures, “‘I won’t ever get tired of you, Sohrab…Not ever. That’s a promise. You’re my nephew, remember?” (The Kite Runner, pg 340). Regardless of their own individual struggles, both characters demonstrate to the reader that their selfless acts have helped strengthen their family relationships. All of the traumatic occurrences Amir endured throughout his life, he was still able repair his families relationships by finding the truth....   [tags: choices, complications, family, relationships] 1767 words
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Racial Discrimination Kept Black People from Flying in Air Force - Colin Powell once observed that “a dream doesn’t become reality through magic, it takes sweat, determination, and hard work.” This principle is mirrored dramatically in the story of African Americans in aerospace history. The invention of the airplane in the first decade of the twentieth century sparked a revolution in modern technology. This new realm of powered flight rapidly altered modes of travel and recast the conduct of warfare. Aviation in the popular mind became associated with adventure and heroism....   [tags: aerospace, aviation, pilots] 886 words
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The Truth About Phobias - Heights, shadows on the wall, clowns, spiders; there are many different things of which people are scared, and when these phobias become too prevalent, they can sometimes cause disruptions in the lives of the people who have them. There are many people who are scared of things which can be a danger to their well-being, but there are many other people who are scared of things which can cause them no harm, such as speaking on the telephone (Telephonophobia), or their chin (Geniophobia). Fear is an averse emotion to something which presents an immediate or impending danger to oneself, while a phobia is a strong irrational fear of, or aversion to, something which will cause no danger....   [tags: Irrational Fear]
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Fear in the Media- Why You Shouldn’t Believe Everything You Hear - Fox, Msnbc, The New York Times… The news, in all its formats, dominates our lives. It’s where we get our information about what’s going on in the world. When we wake up in the morning, it’s what we leave our houses to collect; what we turn on the TV to see. We read it online, in paper, and on TV. It’s an inevitable part of life. The news the media feeds us… most often, it’s anything but hopeful. Stories about shootings in cities or children drowning in pools or terrorist attacks; sometimes, stories that haven’t even happened, stories labeled with a large ‘if’; these stories have a large effect on our lives in the fear they impose on our daily activities....   [tags: Media]
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What is a Phobia? - There are many, many different phobias in the world. Some ranging from claustrophobia, the fear of enclosed spaces, to agoraphobia, the fear of open spaces, however these little “fears” control these people’s lives. What we look at as just a normal day, they wake up worrying about ways to cope with this obsession. What causes phobias. What is a phobia. And how do we cure them. What is a phobia. A phobia is classified as a lasting and unreasonable fear caused by the presence or thought of an object or situation that usually poses no danger....   [tags: fear, conditioning, anxiety] 852 words
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High-Speed Rail and the Advancement of America - ... High-speed rail is not only a safer mode of public transportation, but it will also save lives by keeping people off the highways. The deaths amounted from car crashes in the United States are significantly higher than the deaths from all train accidents. The deaths from car crashes are around 900,000 in the past twenty-one years, whereas all the train deaths in the last twenty-one years are less than 15,000 (Freemark). Drivers on the road do not drive safely, and there are also problems with drunk, tired, and high drivers just to name a few....   [tags: futuristic technologies, flying cars]
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The Conscious And Subconscious Facets of a Phobia - Fear is an inevitable bodily defence mechanism that has been around since the beginning of human evolution. Every human being experiences fear intermittently throughout their lifetime, in some, their fear(s) are so severe that they interfere with daily activities. An irrational fear of an object, situation, or activity that a person feels obligated to avoid is considered a phobia 1. The word “phobia” originates from the Greek word "Phóbos" that translates as morbid fear 5. Phobias present themselves in different intensities....   [tags: Beta Blockers, Untreated Childhood Fear]
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The Effects of Fear on the Society - The Effects of Fear on the Society Economics of population is, at its simplest, the study of a distribution of resources. As demographic and environmental factors change, the careful balance of supply and demand becomes altered. This change in the distribution of resources is usually a slow developing process, as rising fertility rates or environmental waste can decade by decade create a greater imbalance between what is available for consumption and what is needed for survival. Still, sudden unexpected events sometimes arise that greatly disrupt the environmental balance....   [tags: Economics 911 september 11 Essays Papers]
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Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas - Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas The story begins abruptly, as we find our mock heroes out in the desert en route to the savvy resort of Las Vegas. The author uses a tense hitchhiker as a mode, or an excuse, for a flashback that exposes the plot. An uncertain character picked up in the middle of the desert who Raoul Duke, the main character, feels the need to explain things to, to help him rest easy. They had two bags of grass, seventy-five pellets of mescaline, five sheets of high-powered blotter acid, a salt shaker half-full of cocaine, and a whole galaxy of multicolored uppers, downers, screamers, laughers....Also a quart of tequila, a quart of rum, a case of Budweiser, a pint of raw eit...   [tags: Film Movie Movies Films Las Vegas Essays] 736 words
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Fear of Flight on Our Family Trip to Florida - It was summer and I was in my room playing games and then my parents came home and yelled “kids come down stairs we have exciting news for you.” My siblings and I came down stairs and heard the news that we're going on a vacation to Florida. I was excited at first because I had never been to Florida,but when I heard that we're going by plane I started to get a little nervous because I'm afraid of heights, and I had never been on an airplane. Later that day we started to pack our luggage and put into the car for tomorrow....   [tags: personal narrative] 744 words
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Strengths and Weaknesses of JetBlue: Bring Humanity Back to Air Travel - ... Opportunities Increase the number of flights JetBlue is a fast growing company however, it needs to increase the number of flights and take advantage of the growing market in order to make more profit. In addition to increasing the flights, by expanding its activities, the company will be able to buy fuel at lower costs and suffer less from the fuel deficiencies. Global travel and tourism industry Growing faster than manufacturing, retails and financial services, the Travel and Tourism industry outperformed the global economy is 2012 (World Travel and Tourism)....   [tags: customers, flying, product, rates, service] 1665 words
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Fear - Original Writing - Fear - Original Writing I am afraid. I cling close to my sister Sarah in the dark. Even though there is little light, I can see her bright eyes. My older sister holds me tight, occasionally telling me, "Hush, Zoe," when I try to cry out for Mama and Papa and even for John, my mean older brother. John, who had been so helpful the last few minutes we were together, pulling the loose planks off the floor and helping us down into a secret hole beneath the house. John, who was so kind to us, telling us that he would always love us and would see us again soon....   [tags: Papers] 1064 words
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Symptoms of Phobias - Almost everyone has an irrational fear or two- whether it be a fear of heights or of spiders; but at a certain point, fear intensifies and crosses the line into a phobia. A phobia is defined as a persistent, abnormal, and irrational fear of a specific thing or situation that compels one to avoid it, despite the awareness and reassurance that it is not dangerous. A phobia causes intense physical and psychological reactions which affects a person’s ability to function normally at work or in social settings....   [tags: spiders, heights, abnormal, irrational fear]
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Crew Resource Management and Aviation Safety - Abstract Throughout the history of aviation, accidents have and will continue to occur. With the introduction of larger and more complex aircraft, the number of humans required to operate these complex machines has increased as well as, some say, the probability of human error. There are studies upon studies of aircraft accidents and incidents resulting from breakdowns in crew coordination and, more specifically, crew communication. These topics are the driving force behind crew resource management....   [tags: Essays Papers Flying Airplanes]
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Pain and Panic: The Demons behind Biological Fear - Pain and Panic: The Demons behind Biological Fear "A variety of terms are used to describe fear. The Bible uses words like fear, afraid, terror, dread, anxious, tremble, shake, and quake over 850 times to portray this core human emotion. Healthcare professionals use terms like fear, anxiety, panic attack, and phobia to illuminate the spectrum of our fears." (2) Our emotions are said to be the most subjective of all our biological components. It seems that we have a difficult time grasping them, and an even more difficult time controlling them....   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]
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Courage and American Pride in Greengrass’s Film United 93 - Greengrass’s film United 93 might seem like nothing more than a film showcasing unrelenting America pride. However, Greengrass not only meant to point out the steadfast attitude the passengers on United 93 showed in the face of hopelessness, but he also meant to show the alternative viewpoint. He showed the side of the hijackers that would make many question whether or not they had any humanity left in them. Greengrass shows that the hijackers were much more complex than what many make them out to be....   [tags: Hijackers, Complexity, Fear]
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Roswell by Melinda Metz - The preserving modern folk tale that is the invasion of aliens, is fully knotted within the cultural fear that one day in the near future, a threat of some unknown origin will be more powerful, more capable at warfare than we American’s can ever be. No mater the impossibility, it is a perceived end to the very short colonization of the North Americas. In 1947 a few miles from Roswell, NW, Mack Brazel found debris from an unidentified flying object scattered in a three-mile arc on his land. According to the myth told by the International UFO Museum Research Center in Roswell, NW, the metal had strange pictorial writings on the “I” beams and were purple in color....   [tags: UFOs, alien, fear]
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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream by Hunter S. Thompson - Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream was originally written by Hunter S. Thompson in 1971. This classic novel showcases a stoned sportswriter, Raoul Duke, who also refers to his own ego as “Dr. Gonzo”. Duke travels to Las Vegas with his fellow Samoan “attorney” to cover a motorcycle race on the outskirts of Las Vegas called the Mint 400. After a series of reckless events, Raoul and his companion finally make their way to the city. Once there, they find themselves stirring up a great deal of trouble and receive a heap of public attention due to their erratic, drug-induced behaviors....   [tags: Film Version, Styles of Narration]
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How the Authors Create a Feeling of Fear and Terror in The Ostler, The Red Room and The Superstitious Man's Story - How the Authors Create a Feeling of Fear and Terror in The Ostler, The Red Room and The Superstitious Man's Story In order to answer this question I read the relevant stories, i.e. 'The Ostler' by Wilkie Collins, 'The Red Room' by H.G. Wells and 'The Superstitious Man's Story' by Thomas Hardy in great detail. I will now attempt to compare the methods the authors have utilised to create the impact mentioned above. In order to see which one has been more effective in conveying fear and terror, suspense and the extraordinary, in my opinion....   [tags: Papers] 875 words
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Keep the Aspidistra Flying, by George Orwell - Keep the Aspidistra Flying is one of George Orwell’s lesser known novels, but no less powerful. The most telling aspect of this novel is the characterization it provides. Keep the Aspidistra Flying is a novel about wealth and money. The main character, Gordon Comstock, has a constant struggle with money. Whether it is the possession or the absence of income, Gordon always struggles with money and its position in his life. The ultimate goal of the novel is presenting both the character’s philosophies on wealth, and also where they lie in the possession of it....   [tags: Keep the Aspidistra Flying Essays]
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Unidentified Flying in Texas - “Wow. Did you just see that. What was that?” This is some of the things you would be hearing if you lived in Texas. This state is one of the most popular states for having mysterious unknown lights flying across the sky. There have been multiple occasions where these lights have flown across this state. We do not know for sure what they are but they think that they could be UFO’s. There is a lot of conflict on what people think these actually are. Some say that they are UFO’s and others say that they are Chinese lanterns....   [tags: mysterious lights flying across the sky] 529 words
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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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Self-Defense Legislation - Self-defense is the right for an individual to use necessary force in order to defend oneself against an unlawful force of another. Therefore, an act that is typically depicted as a crime is not punishable under these circumstances. Joycelyn M. Pollock (2013) pointed out that, “the right to protect oneself, one’s family, and one’s “castle” is a time-honored right that existed before the common law and was recognized by it” (P.101). Under common law, a criminal charge depended upon a showing that the defendant believed force was necessary in order for self protection, upon reasonable grounds, the threat was forthcoming, and the force was not excessively used (Pollock, 2013, 102)....   [tags: harm, fear, danger, legislation, homicide, society]
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Flying Solo - Flying Solo Today is the day of my first flying lesson. For the last month I have been putting together a model of the Spirit of St. Louis, the plane Charles Lindbergh used to fly from to New York to Paris in May of 1927, the first transatlantic flight. I love putting together models; I love the intense concentration it requires, the knot of tension that forms at the back of my neck, the dizzying smell of glue. Charles Lindbergh was not the first pilot to attempt this flight, but he was the first to attempt it alone....   [tags: Flying Planes Personal Narratives Essays] 1572 words
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What is Fear and What Causes It? - Fear is something that large amounts of people have encountered at least once at some point in their lives. It has been said to have caused a variety of outcomes, many of them being largely negative. Therefore, it is a common human response to react to fear by counteracting it with positivity and/or success. The idea people have of what fear is depends on the person. In the article “How Fear Works”, for example, fear is defined as a “chain reaction in the brain that starts with a stressful stimulus and ends with the release of chemicals” (Layton 1)....   [tags: environment, past experience, fear paranoia]
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Overcoming Fear With Faith - Everyone is on a road of difficulties and trials. We face these trials everyday sometimes we work hard to resolve them. On the other hand sometimes people will be afraid of the problems that come their way. We sometimes will try to escape it but it will be their festering in our lives and in our minds. Until one day we decide to take action, the time we decide to mend the problem is the day we can change and rid the problem from our lives for good. Nonetheless if we do not bring forth courage and put forth the chance to mend our problems we might become penetrated with fear....   [tags: Faith vs. Fear]
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The Individual’s Existentialist Struggle Rooted in Fear - The individual is naturally comprised of a conglomeration of cumbersome and distressing emotions, such as fear and distress. It is within inane circumstances that human beings are able to experience inherent fear. In moments of fear, people are able to apply existentialist thought, for it is through fear in which people decide to act. Existentialism is a philosophical theory that is governed by authenticity, which is that the existence of a person is determined through the acts of their own will (“Existentialism”)....   [tags: Power of Fear]
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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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Destruction Caused by Fear in Lord of the Flies and a Separate Peace - Have you ever been so afraid for your life that you would do anything to save it. Or been so scared of something you felt like you became a different person afterwards because of the experience. Well, the characters of Lord of the Flies and A Separate Peace all have encountered these experiences and their lives have changed forever because of the destruction caused by fear. Lord of the Flies is set during the time of World War 2 and is about a group of 7-12 year old boys who are hopelessly stranded on an uncharted island after a devastating plane crash leaving them completely without adult supervision....   [tags: innocence, nature, fear] 948 words
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Fear of Death in White Noise by Don DeLillo - In the novel, White Noise by Don DeLillo, Jack Gladney tries to think that he know his wife Babette. He tries to disguise his true self in order to gain strength through his false identity. He tries to control Babette’s thoughts by telling her she is supposed to act a particular way because he is slowly losing control and the struggle of who is more afraid of death. Jack constantly is trying to face his fears of death but learns that his wife has similar fears. He tries to gain power over his death by trying to murder someone....   [tags: identity, kill, fear, death] 628 words
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Summary of the Fear of Breathing by Lafferty, Sherlock and Wood - Each new morn.New widows howl, new orphans cry, new sorrows strike heaven on the face (qtd in Lawson, Sandra. 2013) In the eighty-five pages play, Lafferty, Sherlock, and Wood exert their utmost effort to document, organize, and reconstruct a collage of verbatim testimonies, reports, and interviews eyewitnesses of the Syrian Revolution .The interviews were conducted by Laffery in collaboration with veteran war correspondents: Sherlock and Wood. Lafferty and colleagues conducted interviews incognito with ordinary people, activists, businesspersons, defectors, Free Syrian Army soldiers, and medical staff....   [tags: Fear of Breathing Essays]
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Creative Writing: The Flying Lotus - It all started when our overrated adventurer, The Flying Lotus, woke up in a magical cornfield. It was the first time it had happened. Feeling scarcely pleased, The Flying Lotus slapped a gerbil, thinking it would make him feel better (but as usual, it did not). A few unsatisfying minutes later, he realized that his beloved invisible cloak was missing. Immediately he called his redheaded stepchild of a 'friend', Lady Wonder. The Flying Lotus had known Lady Wonder for (plus or minus) half a million years, the majority of which were sassy ones....   [tags: lady wonder, eagles, god] 995 words
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The Flying Heart of an Aviation Hero - During my early elementary years of school, I would often hear my teachers say; “Hard work and dedication are steps toward greatness”. I did not understand what they meant until I joined the United States Army and served with some extraordinary men. Chief among them is Chief Warren Officer Michael L. Reese. Though I have not meet CW5 Reese personally, I felt as though I have served side by side with him. He has demonstrated what it truly means to strive for what you believe and never give up on your dreams....   [tags: serving in the military with extraordinary men]
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The Element of Fear: Dickens´ The Signalman and Wells´ Red Room - Charles Dickens’ ‘The Signalman,’ and H.G Wells’ ‘Red Room’ are both short stories written to grip readers through the element of fear. Both tales were written near the end of the Victorian era, during Queen Victoria’s reign. Victorian Britain had a liking for literature, including short stories. Short stories were idyllic because they were a source of instant entertainment, the type required in technologically withdrawn times. People were also becoming increasingly interested in supernatural events such as mesmerism....   [tags: Charles Dickens, H. G. Wells, Victorian era, fear] 1859 words
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The Invention of Flying Cars - There are many inventions of the future that people either know or hope will happen and some inventions that people have never thought that would happen in this or the next lifetime. For instance, one piece of future technology that I believe may come to pass is the invention of flying cars. Since the time of being young and watching the Jetsons, many people have been waiting to see the first flying car. While bringing up the idea of a flying car to a lot of people would seem absurd or downright impossible to some, I actually believe that it is very much so possible to create given how far technology has come in the past few decades....   [tags: future, prediction, technology]
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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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Flying Squirrels - Flying squirrels is in subfamily Petauristinae. They are arboreal and nocturnal. They do not actually fly, but glide between trees by a gliding membrane (patagium). This membrane connects the front legs to the back legs (Parr, 2003). In another word, a furry parachute-like membrane stretches from wrist to ankle. Flaps of skin connecting limbs to body provide a wing-like surface. All species have reddish eyeshine, brighter in the large species than the smaller ones which may be quite dim. The subfamily shows severe taxonomic complications, with little agreement among mammalian researchers (Parr, 2003)....   [tags: Biology, DNA] 1963 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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Unidentified Flying Objects and The Area 51 - The Area 51 military base has been one of America’s most controversial places. Controversies ranging from unidentified flying objects (UFO’s), alien sightings to highly advanced military technology. Recently, the CIA has declassified some documents and acknowledged the existence and the development of the spy planes, but deny any UFO’s or alien sightings (or experimentations). However, there are still many people who believe in the conspiracies of UFO’s and aliens, they believe the CIA hasn’t been fully honest, and that there is much more than what they are telling....   [tags: military base, technology] 931 words
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Unidentified Flying Objects: Fact or Fiction? - Introduction Paranormal links to things outside of the normal. Things that are out of the normal consist of ghosts, poltergeists, and psychic communication with other worlds(You may want yo provide an explanation to what each of these are) . Those 3 things are the first to cross people minds when they think of paranormal activity. Imbrogno (year) also stated, “ UFO’s, alien contact, and the appearance of unusual creatures are all apart of paranormal activity”. So basically anything that is out of the ordinary deals with paranormal activity (Imbrogno, 2013)....   [tags: paranormal activiy, supernatural, aliens]
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Flying Machine Industry: - ... But it was all but a miracle that a zeppelin reached the British Island at all. The zeppelins were not good at traveling long distances. They were such large vessels, as big as battleships; they were hard to move and had a maximum speed of less than 75 mph. Since zeppelins had to fly so high it was hard to navigate. A watchman would be lowered down in a basket some 100 feet in order to see the ground. This man would direct the zeppelin from below. When the direction of the zeppelin needed to be altered the watchman would use a radio phone to call the pilot and tell him to alter course....   [tags: zeppelins, rigid airship] 1222 words
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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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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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