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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]

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Fear : A Battle With Ourselves

- ... It is also uncertain what brain processes take place in acquiring fears stemming from events or circumstances not experienced first-hand. Edward Phelps from scientificamerican.com explained that While using brain imaging techniques, researchers found that the way the amygdala responded was about the same with both when either watching a terrifying event or witnessing it yourself. Phelps states “In our daily lives, we are frequently exposed to vivid images of others in emotional situations through personal social interactions as well as the media,” explained Phelps....   [tags: Phobia, Fear, Emotion, Anxiety]

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Fear Is A Powerful Emotion

- Fear is a powerful emotion. Wikipedia.com describes fear as “an emotion induced by threat perceived by living entities, which causes a change in brain and organ function and ultimately change behavior, such as running away, hiding or freezing from traumatic events.”Most people tend to avoid fearful situations, not realizing that something positive may come out of the event or experience. Victor Villaseñor focuses on the topic of fear in his novel titled Burro Genius. Villaseñor demonstrates to readers how growing up he was extremely fearful of any situation....   [tags: Fear, Claustrophobia, Anxiety]

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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, ]

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Test Anxiety : The Crippling Fear Of Failure

- Test Anxiety: The Crippling Fear of Failure Fear is used as the umbrella term for a seemingly innumerable amount of emotions and traits, namely because fear presents itself in a number of ways. If you have ever experienced any anxiety or phobia then you have encountered something that you are afraid of and that feeling was produced by fear. The purpose of this essay is to introduce the reader to a specific kind of terror, and that is “testophobia” or test anxiety that can be brought on by an apprehension of failure....   [tags: Anxiety, Fear, Emotion, Anxiety disorder]

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The Fear Of Snakes : A Disturbing Emotion Aroused By Impending Danger

- ... So, in the spring of 2007, it came time. In an evening fishing expedition, I caught a large bluegill, which is probably the meanest fish you will ever encounter. Spiky fins, a muscular tail, and beady eyes that seem to look right at you. I just sat there, looking like an idiot with a fish still hooked, bending my little fishing pole. Then I thought to myself, “why are you even scared?” It was a tiny fish. There was no danger in me taking that fish off the hook. I just laughed at the fact that I was scared of a little one-pound fish....   [tags: Fear, Claustrophobia, Phobia, Fishing]

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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]

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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]

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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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Analysis Of Joseph Wolpe Developed A Life With Constant Fear

- ... There are three main types of phobias: simple phobias, specific phobias, social phobias. Simple phobias include irrational fears of things like animals such as dogs, cats, or the most common snakes. Specific phobias are centered around specific situations such as small spaces, claustrophobia, or heights, acrophobia. Social phobias are irrational fears of interactions with other people. For example, a person might have a social phobia of public speaking or fear of embarrassment. Another form of social phobia is agoraphobia which restraints a person from being in unfamiliar, open or closed spaces, typically resulting in panic attacks....   [tags: Fear, Phobia, Social anxiety disorder]

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The Panic Virus : A True Story Of Medicine, Science, And Fear Written By Seth Mnookin

- ... Mnookin is not a medical professional, and has no personal gain from defending the medical field; therefore, his argument is ‘by the people, for the people’. Mnookin’s tone throughout the novel also makes The Panic Virus a page-turner. Mnookin uses a tone that is at times formal and factual and at other times snide and informal, engaging the reader with every word. One of Mnookin’s greatest talents in this book is that he captures the reader’s attention from the beginning until the very end....   [tags: Vaccination, Vaccine, Fear]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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Geography of Fear and Fear of Crime

- Geography of fear and fear of crime in society today has been widely researched. In this essay fear of crime is used in the context of an individual’s perceived risk of becoming a victim of crime. This essay will explain Cater and Jones statement and discuss how media portrayal, environmental incivility in urban leading to loss of authority of space by local people and urban encroachment of rural areas shape the ‘geography of fear’. These factors at individual, neighbourhood and community level will be evaluated in ways so fear of crime can be reduced in urban and rural areas....   [tags: victim, criminal offenders, urban areas]

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Socrates and Epicurus - Live Life Without Fear of Death

- Many people seem to fear death, but philosophers such as Socrates and Epicurus would argue that one has no reason to fear it. Socrates sees death as a blessing to be wished for if death is either nothingness or a relocation of the soul, whereas Epicurus argues that one shouldn't worry themselves about death since, once we are gone, death is annihilation which is neither good nor bad. Epicurus believes that death itself is a total lack of perception, wherein there is no pleasure or pain. I agree with Epicurus because Socrates doesn't give a sound argument for death as a blessing, whereas Epicurus' argument is cogent....   [tags: Why We Should Not Fear Death]

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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]

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The Fear Of The Boss

- ... According to our text leading with fear causes many issues. These issues are people leaving the company or organization, and the people currently there don’t typically perform to the best of their ability (Daft, 2014). In this situation this happened to all the subordinates to Alfonso. They started to not perform their job to their best abilities and with an attitude that showed little to no Navy pride. They were afraid to talk to him which could cause bigger issues in the organization (Daft, 2014)....   [tags: Leadership, Emotion, Love, Positive psychology]

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The Fear Of The Refugees

- ... Countries are claiming that it isn’t the future economy which is stopping the flow of refugees but their present economic state is hindering them from doing what should be done. The migrants may need governmental assistance to begin with but afterwards they maintain employment. “As of last year, their labor force participation rate was 66 percent, compared to just over 62 percent for the native born, and they had a lower unemployment rate. That comes to 25.7 million people in the workforce who were born elsewhere, or 16.5 of the total, helping to grow the economy....   [tags: Europe, European Union, United States]

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The Effects of Fear

- Effects of Fear Fear is described as “an intense emotional state caused by specific external stimuli and associated with avoidance, self-defense, and escape” (Strickland 244). As a primary emotion, fear is felt by everyone, although some people feel fear in a more intense way than others. Fear has the ability to affect people in many different ways both mentally and physically. First off, fear can cause people to desire power. This is because “underlying the quest for power is fear, and the desire for power is to eliminate fear” (Wilson 1)....   [tags: external stimuli, self-defense]

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The Necessity of Fear

- A tall man in a long black coat is seen walking past the window of an elementary school with a large brief case. That sentence is enough to make almost any American’s skin crawl for a moment. Change the word man to woman, and all of those uncomfortable feelings change to normal and nothing out of the ordinary. How can this be. Everyone has experienced that unpleasant sensation of fear creeping into their bodies at least one time in their life. Maybe it was watching a horror movie or walking through an unfamiliar part of town at night, but this sensation is unlike any other feeling that humans can produce....   [tags: fight-or-flight response]

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The Fear of God

- “And Abraham said, Because I thought, Surely the fear of God is not in this place; and they will slay me for my wife's sake.” (Gen. 20:11) God has breathed the word “fear” into His written word 509 times. The authors of the text recorded “Fear of the Lord” 30 times, while the term “Fear of God” was recorded eight times. There are many words used in the bible to define for the word fear. “The most common of these (giving the noun forms) are Heb. yir’â, ‘reverence’; Heb. paḥaḏ, dread’, ‘fear’; Gk....   [tags: Scripture Analysis ]

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The Perception of Fear

- Fear is created by your perspective of a situation, object or topic. You fear something based on the way you perceive it, evaluating whether it as a threat to you or not. Once a fear is born it continues to shape your perspective intensifying the fear and guaranteeing that it will remain. When these perspectives become distorted the fear that drives them has the potential to take control over a person’s life. As the fear grows clear observation is limited and obsessive behavior can occur....   [tags: Psychology]

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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]

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The Fear of Death

- Death refers to the end of worldly life. People fear death for a variety of reasons. They are afraid because it is the final moment of parting beloved ones, it may be a painful process, it makes them feel that there is a countdown for their existence and they may not achieve all they hoped or planned, or they may fear the unknown after death. Death is the final adventure as a person of this earth, it is the closing of the door on this earthly reality. An unnatural obsession and fear of death can lead to an inactive and deadened society, it is important to find a way to overcome these effects to cause good to come of the inevitable end of life....   [tags: Phobias]

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The Dangers of Fear

- The Dangers of Fear Irish Playwright, George Bernard Shaw, once said, “The worst sin toward our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them; that's the essence of inhumanity.” Inhumanity is mankind’s worse attribute. Every so often, ordinary humans are driven to the point were they have no choice but to think of themselves. One of the most famous example used today is the Holocaust. Elie Wiesel’s memoir Night demonstrates how fear is a debilitating force that causes people to lose sight of who they once were....   [tags: Elie Wiesel, Night, Memoir, Holocaust]

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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]

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The Online Fear

- The internet has brought us information, convenience and time. From paying bills online in seconds to finding out information in a flash and even earning a college degree; the internet has proven to be a powerful tool. With the good, usually a little bad comes along with it. The internet has offered us convenience for everyday life, but also acts as a platform for child predators to prey upon. In an article titled If Your Kids are Awake… from the New York Times, Lewin said, “The average young American now spends practically every waking minute — except for the time in school — using a smart phone, computer, television or other electronic device, according to a new study from the Kaiser F...   [tags: Internet]

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Dangers of Fear

- Irish Playwright, George Bernard Shaw, once said, “The worst sin toward our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them; that's the essence of inhumanity.” Inhumanity is mankind’s worse attribute. Ordinary humans sometimes are driven to the point were they have no choice but to think of themselves. This indifference can result in inhumanity. One of the most famous example used today, is the Holocaust. Elie Wiesel’s memoir, Night, demonstrates how fear is a deliberating force that causes people to act in ways they never thought possible....   [tags: Elie Wiesel, Night, Holocaust]

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The No-Fear Legacy

- ... They ran as fast as they could and discovered it was in fact Kobe’s sister’s truck. They ran in the general direction of the house. They found a way to get up to the second floor and prayed both of their families were their waiting. When they opened the door they saw nothing but a note that said they had to evacuate and had went inland. Kobe and LeBron started their long journey inland. The silence was interrupted when they heard a boat. They started yelling and splashing so they could try to catch the driver’s attention....   [tags: personal narrative]

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To Fear, Or Not To Fear: How Yeats and Hardy Envision God

- Within both Thomas Hardy’s “The Convergence of the Twain” and W. B. Yeats’ “The Second Coming”, the actions of God are extremely prevalent, though the timing of His intervention varies greatly. Though, both poems were published within a five year period (1914 and 1919 respectively), they convey significantly different perspectives on the actions of God, in relation to our actions as human beings. These poems were written less than a decade apart, but are separated by one significant event that changed the world: the First World War....   [tags: second coming, thomas hardy, god's will]

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Making Sense of the Fear of Death

- We all accept that death is unavoidable; we all die. However, there are numerous debates on what death actually is. I feel it important to first discuss what we believe death to be before we question whether it is rational to fear it. I mean, how can we fear something without knowing what we fear. If I propose the idea that death is the separation of our bodies and spirits and we never spiritually die but we can live on in heaven or hell; then I would suggest it is rational to fear death. This is rational as there could be a high chance I end up in hell....   [tags: idea analysis]

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The Negative and Positive Outcomes of Fear

- Is fear a shoulder angel. Or is it a shoulder devil. The answer is both. Fear dictates our choices, but when we take the fears within us and decide their true meaning, we can conclude which kind of outcome they will make and dodge our unnecessary thoughts. Fear affects us in negative ad positive ways that control every decision we make, but its power is limited to our reaction and whether our fear is negative or positive. Negative fears are mostly caused by reflecting on things that have happened and then using that knowledge to come to realization of the fear in a current situation....   [tags: choices, thoughts, reaction]

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The Motivation and Consequences of Fear

- ... Fear takes this town for the worse but in this case there was no reason to be scared. In one predicament fear is used as a role is in the eyes of god. In this article fear has a big impact. Compared to god you are not anything and that scares a lot of people. Ed-wards wrote “The bow of god’s wrath is bent and the arrow at your heart”. That quote is powerful it explains that god has the power and if god wanted to he could strike u in a heartbeat. Too many that brings fear because those are the ones that believe in god....   [tags: psychological analysis]

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The Fear Of War By ' The Things They Carried '

- The Fear of War Roman philosopher and dramatist, Seneca the Younger, expresses “Worse than war is the fear of war” (…) Seneca the Younger describes the physical and emotional attributes that coincides with war. He further states the emotional or psychological burdens far outweigh those of the physical nature. Through the centuries long after Roman influence, this philosophy remains accurate into modern times. “The Things They Carried,” authored by a Vietnam veteran named Tim O’ Brien, expresses the notion of the mental agonies of war, specifically the Vietnam War, through the eyes of an army unit led by a young First Lieutenant named Jimmy Cross....   [tags: Vietnam War, Army, Vietnam, Cold War]

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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]

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Fear Of The Flies By William Golding

- ... In the previous quote the pig head says this to Simon referring to the third line it says that the beast is a part of every individual soul on the island. If the pig head does not get hunted down then they have a slimmer chance of getting attacked by the beast. Secondly, Simon and Piggy have a little discussion about what this supposed beast really is and how it is currently affecting the way they are, that is with no guardians. What I mean is… maybe it 's only us.” (Golding 183-195). Simon and Piggy come to equal-but-opposite conclusions....   [tags: English-language films, KILL, Pig, William Golding]

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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, ]

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The 'Fear Years' in the United Kingdom

- For the last few decades, crime has seemed to play a part in the shaping of politics and law. The topic of crime is often shown in the media and discussed by politicians. This emphasis has seemed to create a ‘fear’ of crime and developed a penal system based on popularity. As criminologist Jonathan Simon described the ‘fear years’ of 1970s USA, I hope to outline a period of fear years in the UK. The topic has been in the headlines for some decades, however I feel that it was the 1990s when politics and crime seemed to escalate onto another level of ‘fear’....   [tags: crime, penal populism, youth]

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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]

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The Human Mind Types Of Fear

- ... The power of fear through various stimulus can change a person. With all this power the self identity of a human might collapse or change due to the power of fear. The “fear of a Psychological death” lingers on a human mind which allows someone to change. The change Watson created examines the fact when stressful stimulus starts to occur multiple times a person can conform to the stimulus. Conforming due to fear means that that person true self is complete. This person can not do anything for themselves, and they are not a leader....   [tags: Mind, Psychology, MIND, Identity]

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Using Fear to Control the Masses

- ... The Party uses the telescreens to watch the citizens. The people however are already scared of the Party and become even more fearful around a telescreen. If they do anything wrong, there is a chance that the government will come in the night and take them away to be vaporized. A similar thing occurs in Shirley Jackson’s The Lottery. Tessie Hutchinson, a woman of the small town, is chosen in the lottery. The lottery is an annual event that occurs to take one person and stone them to death to keep the population to a minimum....   [tags: George Orwell, Shirley Jackson]

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Studies of Dental Fear and Anxiety

- The dental fear and anxiety is an emotional distress condition that may lead to poor oral health in children, adolescents and adults. Researches of several studies investigated the origin, influence factors, physical and physiological responses, and types of management and intervention for dental phobia through various sources. Qualitative study utilized YouTube to gain insight to the public's perspective of dental fear and anxiety and understand the psychological impact in children and adolescents....   [tags: children, adolescents, adults, distress, phobia]

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Dangers of Fear of Medical Procedures

- According to the Oxford Dictionary, a phobia is an extreme or irrational fear towards something. Phobias are normally compared to ‘fears’. Usually fear is a normal part of life, as there are many things in life that seem to cause persons a slight sense of irritability, such as, insects, thieves, or even having operations. It is theorized that most people have a certain level of ‘sensible’ anxiety when faced with the vision of a medical treatment, especially when it might be ‘invasive’. Most humans show a tendency to be squeamish at the sight of blood, for instance....   [tags: phobia, heath, diagnosing ]

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Epicurus's Philosophy on the Fear of Death

- Death, and people's perception of it are a major part of many philosophies. It could be argued that the questions surrounding death and the afterlife form the basis of many philosophic concepts. To some philosophers, not only is the concept of death itself important, but also how people perceive it, and why they perceive it the way they do. Epicurus's claim that the soul is mortal, is an excellent explanation for why we should not fear death. To understand Epicurus's philosophy on the fear of death, we fist have to understand Epicurus's perception of the universe, and why he believes the soul is mortal....   [tags: mortal soul, body and void, philosopher]

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Coping With Fear in Life of Pi

- There are many conventional methods to coping with one’s fears but the most effective is by facing it. In the novel, Life of Pi, the main character, Pi, is one of astonishment; even through the darkest points in his life, he is still able to somehow remain both faithful and hopeful. Pi clings to his religious faith as a way of coping with his fears as opposed to acknowledging conventional methods. He is able to do so through praying, storytelling and various interpretations. Fear takes a lot out of an individual as it can be the very substance that destroys them....   [tags: Life of Pi Essays]

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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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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]

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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]

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Is it Anxiety a Fact or Fear?

- Anxiety affects over 40 million people in this world right now and two thirds of the people suffering will never receive treatment. Anxiety is considered the most common mental illness in America today. Anxiety is a cluster of mental disorders that can affect anyone, no matter age, height, weight, sex, or race. However, certain combinations of these can put one at more risk. These disorders can be extremely impairing and can also affect relationships as well as social life and work opportunities....   [tags: ptsd, mental illness, anxiety development]

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The Relationship between Fear and Hatred

- 1. Fear and hatred have a simple, yet sometimes illusive relationship. Numerous people, including Shakespeare, have defined this relationship to be that hatred originates from fear. In the first five chapters of Things Fall Apart, Okonkwo’s seemingly unrelated fear of weakness generates his unequivocal hatred toward unfortunate recipients. Okonkwo has a “fear of failure and of weakness” (13), which is exemplified by his father who “was in fact a coward and could not bear the sight of blood” (6)....   [tags: Okonkwo's Things Fall Apart]

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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: Great Expectations Essays]

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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, ]

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Marijuana Is A Fear Of A Degradation Of Society

- One of the main reasons for an opposition to legalization is a fear of a degradation of society. For example, many argue that if recreational use is legal than there is nothing stopping important people such as public bus drivers or even cops from using marijuana on or before the job, impairing their ability to preform their duties and putting others in danger. Making cannabis products legal would force almost all workplaces to begin to test for marijuana, costing the company money as well as employees that would not or stay, fearing they would fail a drug test....   [tags: Cannabis, Hashish, Legality of cannabis by country]

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The Crime Rate And The Fear Of Crime

- ... This theory, I would have some police officers focusing on the smaller disorders that might lead to serious crimes. Broken windows can consist of the officers doing tasks like foot patrols. Which will make the citizens feel safer in their own neighborhood. But there is a consequence of this strategy as, most likely, not many police officers will be willing to do these tasks because they will view this work as boring. But by dividing up the officers I would have one group working with the broken window/ order maintenance policy and the other with CompStat then just switch them every once and a while....   [tags: Crime, Police, Criminal justice, Criminology]

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A Submissive Movement: Fear or Devotion

- ... 36). The natural disasters spread fear throughout the land. This fear was caused by the belief that God was responsible for the natural disasters and plague that cursed the area. The catholic belief at that time was that God created the world and was still heavily influenced by Him (Byrne p. 86). With his belief then it is easy to say that the disasters at the time were believed to be brought upon the population by God. The reason why God caused these disasters was also believed to be because his followers’ sins were far too many and thus he needed to purge the population of sinners (Article p....   [tags: brotherhood of the flagellants]

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The Cold War: An Era of Fear

- An Era of Fear Truman had just demonstrated the raw power of the nuclear bomb, in order to end World War II, in 1945. The cost of war had immediately changed; the world had seen that whole cites could be obliterated within seconds. This would send a paralyzing shock through the world. After World War II the world was split between two economic idealities, Communism and Capitalism. This would drive America and The Soviet Union into the Cold War. The Cold War was an exceptionally distinct war that manifested a fear within Americans that was beautifully captured in the literature and films made by the people that experienced the Cold War....   [tags: soviet union, nuclear bomb]

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Free, And Now, With Fear And Trembling

- free, and now, with fear and trembling, they had to face the reward of their cruel masters”. Many of the same men who were drafting and formulating the Constitution had taken a stand with these men as the defended the land against the British Army. Twenty-one of the delegates who had gathered in Philadelphia had served during the Revolutionary War and were well aware of the freedoms the slaves had sought during this time. The freedom for many of these war veterans lay in the hands of their fellow soldiers, but wealth, greed and fear of exclusion from this elite group would be greater than the bonds formed on the field of battle....   [tags: Slavery in the United States, American Civil War]

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The Fear of Islam and Muslims

- A pregnant Muslim Egyptian woman was stabbed to death in a German courtroom in 2009. The twenty-eight year old German man repeatedly stabbed her sixteen times. She bled to death in front of her child and husband (“Islamophobia” Global n.p.). Islamophobia is a relatively new term that refers to the fear of Islam and Muslims Some sources also include discrimination and hostility towards Muslims in their definition. Therefore, Islamophobia can be defined as the irrational fear of and hostility towards Islam and Muslims (“Islamaphobia” Opposing n.p)....   [tags: Islamaphobia]

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Fear Of Learning A New Language

- Fear in Life There will be many obstacles that we will face in our lifetime; sometimes you might have a fear of water or fear of learning, but for me my biggest fear was not knowing the new language and learning a new language. I was born and raised in a small village in India, where people communicated in the native language Gujarati therefore many people including myself didn’t know any word in English. In India, I was talkative and I never stop talking to people I was never terrified of meeting new people or making a new conversation with them....   [tags: Learning, High school, Talk radio, Television]

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Cue and Contextual Fear Conditioning

- Fear conditioning is a commonly used behavioral paradigm to test an organism’s ability to create associations and learn to avoid aversive stimuli. There are two methodologies: cue and contextual fear conditioning (Kim & Jung, 2006). In cued fear conditioning, a neutral conditioned stimulus (CS) is paired with an aversive unconditioned stimulus (US) which activates a strong unconditioned fear responses (UR). After a continued training period, the neutral CS is now able to activate a conditioned response (CR)....   [tags: stimulus, condition training]

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Faith in Fear and Trembling by Kierkegaard

- Kierkegaard believes that true faith can only be attained through a double movement of giving up rationality or logic, while at the same time believing one can understand logically. In “Fear and Trembling” Kierkegaard relates true faith to the Knight of infinite resignation and the Knight of faith; in this paper, I will examine this claim and show why Kierkegaard’s analogy is an excellent metaphor for the double movement which is required in one’s quest to attain faith and why. Kierkegaard’s position on faith is represented with the Knight of infinite resignation and the Knight of faith....   [tags: Faith Literary Analysis]

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Fear Is The True Facilitator Of Failure

- ... During my educational and professional experience there was one thing that I noticed that separated the good therapist from the bad. And, that is passion. I believe when a person is passionate about it will reflect it in do it will always show. Working as a Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant I wear many hats. Some days, I am a teacher, and personal trainer, others I might be a psychological therapist, certified nursing assistant, social worker, motivational speaker, a friend. And, that’s just to name a few....   [tags: Occupational therapy, Therapy, Term]

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The Physical Effects of Fear

- Fear is an emotion that most everyone is familiar with. The psychological effects of fear are readily apparent but many people are unaware of the physical effects. Some of these are major; others are so minor they go unnoticed. The philosopher Jiddu Krishnamurti who lived during the 20th century said “What is needed, rather than running away or controlling or suppressing or any other resistance, is understanding fear; that means, watch it, learn about it, come directly into contact with it. We are to learn about fear, not how to escape from it.” Understanding the physiology of fear may provide a foundation for better coping and treatment strategies in the future....   [tags: fight or flight response, ]

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The Distance Between Fear and Freedom

- To what does the “law” mean to you. To a woman assaulted on the street, the law is protection. To our kids growing up in America, the law is group of men and women that they aspire to be like when they grow up. Unless you are a teenager of course…then the law usually is come to thought of as a nuisance and unwanted. Though these are great interpretations of what the “law” is to others, in Franz Kafka’s “Before the Law”, it rather represents the distance between fear and freedom. Life or Death. In this story, a man comes from the country to an open gate....   [tags: Literary Themes]

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The Fear Of Your Own Safety

- As humans, we are all fascinated by the idea of love. We believed that only love can save us from our emptiness and brokenness. The feelings of being with someone you love is astonishing, because the mental connection is rare. The desire of wanting to give everything and care for that person is usually valid in dating. One feels butterflies in their stomach, their heart races when one sees their significant others, flushed cheeks, disorganized thoughts etc. But what if the feeling of heavy breathing and heart racing is caused by the fear of being physically abused by your partner....   [tags: Abuse, Child abuse, Domestic violence, Bullying]

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Fear and Trembling by Søren Kierkegaard

-   In the book Fear and Trembling the constant use of “I”, “me”, “my”, and “you” is the way that Nothomb tries to convey to the reader how the Japanese actually go against their claim of being a collective society. Nothomb reveals, through tone, the hypocrisy of the Japanese via characterization in order to illustrate that individualism is present in every society. There are three key Japanese characters that Amélie encounters that help prove (find a better word) this point. Fubuki • SELFISH-LIKE TONE In the collective society of Japan there is a certain stigma about women like Fubuki that set them apart....   [tags: notromb, individualism, society]

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Fear Of Failure : Failure

- ... As far as I remember, I had this fear in me; fear of being judged for not being right. Our Professor Kate had spoken about the Leadership Aha. Moment in our MGMT class and mentioned that this is a great opportunity for students to reflect and understand how many areas show leadership every day. What’ s indeed exceptional about those moments to me is when I hear something like that; it’s reminding me of what I already knew. I went through some whopping shifts in mindset and discovered one of my “aha” moment of Crush the fear of failure and turn it into the power....   [tags: Thought, Mind, Causality, Ishikawa diagram]

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Holdens Fear of the Adult World

- In life there comes a time where you think that everyone wants to see you fail and are “phoney”. This particular time happens mostly in the teen stages of life as they are usually trying to find there identities. Holden Caufield, a teen was a high school student at a boy's high school called Pency Prep, which he got kicked out from. He feels as though he had fought the world and lost, everyone is against him, just out there to see him fail. After getting kicked out he journeys out to New york city where he faces some of the toughest times in his life surrounded by “phony” adults that Holden would never want to become....   [tags: Character Analysis]

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Greek Mythology: Fear of the Unknown

- Title Greek Mythology: Fear of the Unknown The ancient Greeks lived in an influential and creative time. Music filled the streets, sculptures towered over the city and masterpieces hung on walls everywhere. Children were being educated which led to great philosophers in the future. This city-state was flourishing and is now known today as one of the most advanced ancient civilizations. As progressive as these people were sadly, they were held back by their own beliefs. The fear of a raging hurricane controlled by Poseidon or one of Zeus’s deadly lightning bolts left people scared that these awful things could happen to them which made following the lessons of the stories a lot easier th...   [tags: Ancient Greeks, Zeus, Poseidon]

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Culture Of Fear By Barry Glassner

- Parents want the best for their children, in all aspects of their lives. When their children become of age to begin driving the stress level of being a parent skyrockets. How can a parent keep his or her child safe behind the wheel, especially when the temptations of participating in distracted diving are so high. The truth is there is no answer to that question. A parent cannot keep the child 100% safe when they are behind the wheel. Even if that driver isn’t participating in distracted driving, there is at least one driver on the road that is....   [tags: Mobile phone, Text messaging, Adolescence, SMS]

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The Discovery Of Evil And Fear

- ... I have been as well acquainted with your family as with ever a one among the Puritans; and that’s no trifle to say” (Hawthorne 929). He then proceeds tell of many times he had helped Brown’s father and grandfather commit atrocities and walked with them through the woods. Brown holds on to his faith in goodness, but there is now a seed of doubt being planted in his heart. There is a moment when the older stranger traveling with Brown begins to tell him how the governor and deacons of the church share his interests and malicious purposes....   [tags: Young Goodman Brown, Nathaniel Hawthorne]

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The Depths of Fear: Peter Benchley

- The world’s oceans, they cover a great majority of our planet. According to scientists, we know more about the surface of the moon than we do about what’s in the waters of our own planet. Even with advancing science we still don’t know very much about them. So imagine what it was like back around the 1970’s, it was already a time of great fear, and to some extent, paranoia in the United States with the threat of nuclear war and multiple other new threats emerging. Surprisingly, although it was known that there were dangerous things in the sea, nobody seemed to pay that much mind to it....   [tags: Authors]

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Fear of Being Persecuted and Schizophrenia

- There are many things people fear in this world. Most fears are due to lack of knowledge or understanding about someone or something. Those with abnormal behavior have always been feared and persecuted. During ancient times, abnormal behavior was seen as evil spirits taking its toll on the human body. In order to release those evil spirits, a form of surgery called trephination was discovered, in which an instrument was used to cut a circular hole in the skull. Along the years, other forms of methods were used to cleanse the body of evil spirits....   [tags: abnormal behavior, crisis intervention]

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Crime Rates And Fear Of Crime

- CRIME RATES AND FEAR OF CRIME IN AUSTRALIA The public’s opinion about the type of crimes committed and their rate of increase significantly influences the development of law enforcement policies (Davis & Dossetor, 2010). However, there often exists a discrepancy between the public view of crimes committed and the actual number of crimes committed which is essentially obtained through statistics from police and victim reports. The difference mainly lies on the public’s perception of an increase in crime rates when in fact crimes rates are on the decrease....   [tags: Crime, Criminology, Crime statistics, Theft]

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