Fear is something that can overcome a person. For some people, fear haunts them day in and day out and they feel as if they can’t escape it; that it’s inevitable. Fear is something that can control someone. It can control how they feel, what they do, and how they think. It can keep someone from truly being happy, and being able to do the things they want to do because they have this fear that clings to them like a leach.
Chillingworth recognizes his own darkness, but he allows it to consume him without any search ... ... middle of paper ... ... such as one woman who had to secretly walk to a refugee camp, without food or shelter, to escape with her daughter. She did not allow herself nor her child to be directly abused, though of course the Janjaweed made a tremendous impact on their lives, terrifying them of returning home, Heroism and cowardice are often linked to strength and fear, as well as morality and power. When power becomes overbearing towards the people affected by it, there is a natural fear reaction, either by those with power, who become afraid of losing what they have, and for others under that power for having it used against them. People who find ways to not allow themselves to become dirtied by their power or that of others create the presence of heroism. People who let themselves become manipulated by that power, or who wield that power immorally, become cowards and display weakness.
Fear is something very foreign to countless people, not the idea, but the response to it, the way people react to fear. Everyone has their own fears; their own definitions and triggers to these unique varieties of fear. We imagine our worst fears and what would happen if they became a reality. This is where imagination plays a key role in the response to fear. Imagination can overcome one’s ability to reason out an abnormal situation, in which fear kicks in; frequently resulting in the situation becoming worse than the previous extent.
“Social control is best managed by fear” (Michael Crichton). According to Michael Chrichton fear is used to control people’s actions. Fear is one of the biggest impacts on human behavior therefore it can result into taking over someone’s life by constantly worrying and living in distress or even guiding oneself in a deathly situation. This is where The Chrysalids by John Wyndham begins to link in. The people of Waknuk, David and his group of telepaths, Sophie and blasphemies in general are in constant fear of dangerous events that can occur.
This is because “underlying the quest for power is fear, and the desire for power is to eliminate fear” (Wilson 1). The correlation between the amount of fear, and the amount of power desired to rid a person of the fear remains that a person will desire power to feel they no longer have a reason to live in fear. If the person in fear has power, they will feel it allows them to be free of the fear. This correlation has been shown through many people in history. For example, “Joseph Stalin, Adolf Hitler, and Saddam Hussein were all raised by brutal parents who frequently beat them.
Lying is bad but the fear that can come from it is worse. Fear can rule a person which drives them to extreme and irrational acts that can shape society in a negative way. We as people are so accustomed to how we should act that during times of fear and crisis our vision is blurred and sometimes our decision making abilities are impaired. We often look past at how much fear can affect us and our society. Starting from Salem 1692 and going to the McCarthy era fear ruled the people and even now in present time America we are constantly living in fear.
Hysteria is characterized as an uncontrollable outburst of emotion or fear, often characterized by irrationality. Wherever hysteria takes place, it seems to condone distortion of the truth, unfathomable actions, and illogical accusations causing communities to rip apart. Hysteria supplants logic and enables people to believe that their neighbors, whom they grown to trust, do things that one would normally find anomalous. People who died in the haste of fear and uncertainty were often unnecessary because fear clouds the judgment and perception of a person. While fear prevents clear thoughts and distorts truth, it does provide action.
Research paper DE1075 Sumaiya Yousuf Theme ‘The Conception of Phobias’ This paper is focused on how fear as a subject is being perceived by many as a dominant and primitive human emotion. An uncontrollable energy that’s exists and created within every individual, which is directed towards an object or a given situation that does not present an actual danger. The individual then analyzes that the fear is contradictory and thus cannot help the reaction. Gradually, the phobia aims to build up and aggravate as the fear of fear response takes hold. Eventually they distinguish their fear responses as negative, and go out of their way to avoid those reactions.
According to Melinda Smith, Robert Segal, and Jeanne Segal, “If you have a phobia, you will probably realize that your fear is unreasonable, yet you still can’t control your feelings. Just thinking about the feared object or situation may make you anxious. And when you’re actually exposed to the thing you fear, the terror is automatic and overwhelming.” The scary thing is that phobia can hit anyone, be it adults or children. Phobia does not simply mean possessing exaggerated fear of specific stimulus (Gazzaniga et al. 564).
It is an essential part of every person’s life. In the article, Outsmart Your Brain: Use the Science of Fear to Tackle Your Biggest Challenge,” by Carolyn Rodriguez, it points out scientifically how there are ways to overcome fears. “The more we face our fear, the stronger the links become between our biggest challenges and safety-in other words, we succeed in mastering our fears.” (Rodriguez) Fear is something that can help people in situations, but also be unpredictable. Some of the fears people can have are over things that will probably never hurt them. Consequently, there are ways to face fears and be able to overcome them.