Fear takes many different forms, but in any world that is less than perfect, fear is present and often motivates desperate people to do desperate things. That is why in dystopian literature, fear is a powerful tool to drive the main characters to take action which moves the story along or in other cases prevents them from taking important action. The fear of being watched is explored as a powerful preventative measure in the Panopticon model, and a similar phenomenon occurs within Oryx and Crake for Jimmy’s mom. However, for other characters, such as Katniss in The Hunger Games, fear provokes important actions. We can also see in these books how a fear for other people often motivates bold action.
Pearl: Just don 't tell anyone what you are going to do, I will keep it a secret too. Aquamarine: Come on, I am going to shout it in the streets, silence defeats the purpose, I am proud of this! Pearl: You make me angry. Aquamarine: Maybe, But I am doing what needs to be done. Pearl: Yeah, maybe that 's what you think.
The Tell-Tale Heart was told in the first person point of view. The narrator (also the main character) was paranoid and admitting he is nervous yet still sane creating a sad and sinister, slightly intense mood for the reader. This foreshadows that the narrator must have done something deviant and that others attribute him to have gotten insane. The narrator then tells the whole story to justify his sanity. The different conflicts in the story can already be determined—both internal and external: firstly, that the protagonist’s own conscience is haunting him (man vs. self); secondly, that the protagonist needs to prove his sanity (man vs. society); and that the protagonist wants to get rid of the eye of the old man (man vs. eye).
One obstacle that was frustrating for Rainsford was that at the very beginning of the story, Rainsford wanted to leave the island so he would not have to face the dangerous game. Unfortunately, he could not escape the island, which led him to have to face extremely difficult obstacles that were in the dangerous game Zaroff made. Rainsford states that he “wish[es] to leave [the island]” (Connell 30). When the general hears this news, he tells Rainsford “you’ve only just come, you’ve had no hunting” and Rainsford is not allowed to exit the island unless he suffers through the game and survives (Connell 30). The fact that he has no choice to leave or not, he has to be forced to participate in the game and be chased down; which creates an external conflict for Rainsford throughout the whole story.
A lot of profanity is used in this book so it’s not appropriate for all ages. But, it is a good book for teens. Some character developments are upsetting too because some characters go back and forth between their old self and their new self and they just end up in a bad position. It’s very upsetting to see this when you as a reader are expecting the character's to learn a lesson after so many tragic events. The last drawback to this book is the inappropriate scenes that you need to have a high level of maturity to understand.
Using the vulture as an example makes the reader envision it as repulsive and something not wanted to be seen. In the story there is also foreshadowing. “Listen! I will tell you how it happened” said the narrator. The narrator is foreshadowing that something big happened in the story to make him just lose it and go crazy.
How Can Fear Change the Outcome of Our Lives? Fear can be beneficial and unhealthy, it just depends on how people handle it. Fear can keep people from doing horrendous things; however, being exposed to such fear can cause someone to become so paranoid they cannot enjoy life. For example, Edgar Allan Poe writes stories like “The Tell-Tale Heart,” “The Pit and the Pendulum,” and “The Masque of Red Death” to show the different ways to handle fear. All of the main characters in Poe’s stories are exposed to fear and handle it differently.
These events have a powerful influence on that person’s cognitive, emotional and behavioral effects and responses. Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy focuses on peoples rational and irrational beliefs. Irrational beliefs will be unhelpful to that person and will cause them to have self-defeating behaviors and emotions. It is believed that people are born with self defeating
We humans have fear. We fear as an emotion towards certain things in our lives. But what does fear mean? “Fear is a feeling induced by perceived danger or threat that occurs in certain types of organisms, which causes a change in metabolic and organ functions and ultimately a change in behavior, such as fleeing, hiding, or freezing from perceived traumatic events (Merriam-Webster dictionary).” We sometimes believe that being betrayed is a sign that we should fear trust because trusting others is a way of getting hurt emotionally. “It’s become more and more difficult to remain vulnerable, trusting, and open to life in this era of uncertainty, global upheaval, divorce, and disrupted family life (Catlett).
The people in this world are scary I also know that now. Abduction changed my point of view as a person. Your book made me realize being abducted could happen to anyone, including myself. It made me feel cautious of the world around me. Your work also made me feel nervous because what if it happens to me?
You may ask, why is this important? It is important because you have fallen into the trap of the most dangerous weapon of all without even realizing it. A single story brings the danger of the audience not taking the time to examine multiple perspectives, being manipulated to think a certain way, and reacting in hurtful ways. The danger of a