Fear plays an important role in how we act and what we do. There are many examples on ways that people react to fear irrationally. Fear is a great strategy if used right. The fact about fear is that if evidence is present, true or false, people tend to react and believe it out of impulse. They think and act before they use common sense. Sometimes without even thinking, people face their fears of a certain situations that lead them no choice but to be courageous in a feared situation.
Depraved things happen, and they can cause fear. In order to understand their fear, people must face it. The central theme of the book is deciding what to do with one’s fear and “transforming fear into faith” (Nichols, 2010, p. 2). It calls the reader to understand that “the emotion of fear itself is not the problem. It is what [one does] with it” (Nichols, 2010, p. 13).
Many people use fear to control others. For example, bosses at work use fear to control their employees to get work done or they may get fired. Similarly, teachers use fear to control their students to behave and work, and if they do not, they get in trouble. Furthermore, coaches use fear as well, to control their teams to have them practice harder or they get punished by running laps. Parents also use fear to control their kids to behave properly or they get grounded. In contrast, bullies use fear to control other people to do as they say or the bullies will beat them up. Once at a Dunkin Donuts, the boss was yelling at an employee of his, in front of everyone, to work more quickly even though he was moving at a perfect
Fear is within everybody in the world, nobody can escape it and nobody can avoid encountering it. Fear can define many things: being unable to talk to others, having a rush of adrenaline because something is frightening , or just the fact that the task at hand is too hard to handle and someone could potentially yell at someone for not completing it. Fear is the main element in both the novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s nest and the film The Ward.
Everyone possesses the sense of fear caused by bad experiences, desensitization, or an obsession. Fear grants more caution and attention to specific actions. Having caution from fear stimulates your survival instincts. Secondly, having an experience with fear prevents injuries and recurring mistakes. It can also fabricate irrational thoughts in your mind, on top of paranoia, just like the characters in three stories written by Edgar Allan Poe. All the main characters in “The Tell-Tale Heart,” “The Pit and the Pendulum,” and “The Masque of Red Death,” experience fear from odd obsessions and/or punishments. Poe decides to use symbol, irony, imagery, and simile to reveal how these crazy obsessions lead to death or life,
Fear is a psychological and physiological response to distressing or dangerous circumstances. Fears are often rational – the fear of death, for example, or of harm to oneself of those one cares about. Some fears are more irrational, such as phobias of certain animals or things not causing immediate danger. In any case, fear is a powerful response and causes someone to be weaker and more submissive. 1984 by George Orwell illustrates how fear, a natural human experience, can be used as a means for a person’s submission to authority, In the novel, Winston Smith, the protagonist, is a working-class citizen in a futuristic, dystopian London. He is constantly monitored by and expected to have total loyalty to a totalitarian government simply called
One of the most known human emotion is fear. It is a feeling everyone has experienced at one time in their lives. Many people react to fear in different ways. Fear can be defined as general anxiety. Fear has a way to set obstacles in life which become too big to overcome. This emotion can sooner or later take over a life. In the novel, “Little Brother” written by Corey Doctorow, it shows how fear can take over someone’s life which can evolve into paranoia.
Today, Your Honour we are here to exonerate the wrongfully convicted men and women of the 1692 Salem Witch Trials of Massachusetts. Men and women were accused of witchcraft, 19 well respectable people were hung. As we know religion has no place in court, therefore eliminating the conclusion of witchcraft. Leaving us to look for other reasons and motives that appeal to human emotion such a s fear, greed and jealousy. Emotions like this led to the deaths in Salem.
Fear can be very advantageous when it comes to surviving. Fear inhibits you from doing risky actions that can put you and others in danger; it keeps you cautious and careful. Even though fear helps you when surviving, fear can harm you in life. Fear can cause paranoia that keeps you from enjoying life. You start to obsess over minimal things leading to hallucination. In Poe’s stories, the main characters experience fear, but they all handle it distinctively. Poe uses irony, symbolism, and imagery to show how fear affects the narrator’s mindset, along with their future.
Humans are born to be afraid. A feeling of fear is only natural for humans to feel; it is a part of who we are. However, it can be more than just a feeling. Fear can be a weakness in humans even though it is only our natural instinct for survival. Sometimes, fear is so powerful that it can blur our rationality and dominate how we think and what we do. What are the different manifestations of fear that are portrayed in The Crucible and in Lord of the Flies? In Lord of the Flies, a novel by William Golding and in The Crucible, a play by Arthur Miller, both of the authors constantly illustrate “fear.” The authors portray how humans tend to do all kinds of appalling things, how the selfish nature of humans uncovers, and how someone’s fear can
Today’s society is one of instants: Instant downloads, instant messaging, instant shipping, instant oatmeal, instant movies, instant gratification. For many, the idea of having the world on a whim is a thrilling human achievement. For others, such as Paul Roberts and Aldous Huxley, this instant gratification is their nightmare. In Robert’s case, he theorizes that humans are designed to work hard and to struggle. By taking away any sort of effort and hardship, humans are being numbed, dumbed down and destructive. Huxley, in his novel Brave New World, sets up an entire society that relying on mass production, mass consumption, and instant gratification. This immediacy and efficiencies creates a world of mindless drone humans skating through life
Fear is what you make of it because nothing is inherently scary it is what you take from the object or experience that makes it scary and fills your head with fear. This can have an effect on society and how people and their respective governments react to types of issues and problems. This leads to in extreme cases war and mass murder of a society that is being exploited as a scapegoat. In the book Lord of the Flies the author William Golding suggest the impact fear has on human nature and how it disrupts order and disorder in a society.
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. In the texts by Edgar Allan Poe, the symbols, irony, and imagery all display how fear distorts the narrator's mind and the results of that fear.
Discussion Forum: You need to identify and explain one key point from the article. You then need to describe how that point is relevant to a real life example you have experienced. I 've found myself using the fear control response on more than one occasion. The article defines fear control responses as those reactions that occur when an individual uses psychological defense tactics to resist a message. Although I 've never really thought about it from that type of perspective, after reading the article it definitely makes sense that, “wishful thinking" would be considered a fear response. Wishful thinking is basically a means of sugar coating ones thought process in the midst of certain scenarios in hopes of achieving what would be
Why do people like fear, because of how it is presented. Fear can be presented in many shapes and sizes. For an example, on Halloween, many haunted houses are open to the public and they go there to get scared. Haunted houses have played a big role for Halloween and how they produce fear. But there is a story behind Halloween and how it produces fear. Originally, Halloween was a day in western Europe where people would put offerings outside of their door steps to ward off evil spirits, Santino said “There was belief that it was a day when spirits of the dead would cross over into the other world.” In other cultures, it is a day to celebrate and to remember those who have died. Santino said that on Halloween, it gives kids to play with the