Individual VS Society Fear is a common human emotion. However, people respond to it in different ways. This response is not always the best and can result in tragedy. During various instances in history has fear led people to do things later are regretted. From the Salem witch trials, to McCarthyism to even modern political witch trials fear has played a big role in.
Bradbury additionally indicates that fear can be seen in literature found throughout the book. At last, the author expresses the importance that fear can be seen when the thought of trying new things comes to mind. To begin, the motif of fear, or lack thereof, demonstrates an adverse impact on the disastrous dystopian society through the characters false sense of security. This idea can be detected throughout the beginning of the book at the time when most of the society, including Clarisse, thought everything was normal. “Did it always use to be that way?” (Bradbury 27).
These event caused large amounts of discrimination that was depicted in the media because, many feared the unknown dangers they believed they would cause. Moreover, such ideas were usually from someone whom the general public trusted, a person of high power. For instance, the person could be of government authority that could easily manipulate the minds of others. Consequently, this posed a problem to humanity as manipulation could cause people to be conditioned into believing to metaphorically stay within a box, and that anything outside of the box was seen as a threat or something unfamiliar. This idea became prominent during World War II and again after 9/11 due to terrorism, discrimination, propaganda and violence.
There are so many crazy things going on in this world that people do not understand. And people seem to be turning to what they’ve been taught through literature to find out, “who/what’s good?”, and “who/what’s evil?”. In Beowulf’s time evil was defined as hideous, and terrifying monsters that could kill you. But now, humans tend to see the monster/evil inside each other. This quote from the epic, really draws
Human's life is inseparable connected with daily struggle to overcome various difficulties. Fear, one of the most basic emotion, is something natural and healthy. It could helps in many challenging situations, or even it could saves one's life. But, when fear is so intense, that it become overwhelming and devouring emotion, it may constrict human's life in many ways. In that case fear may turn into phobia, which is "an extreme or irrational fear of or aversion to something" (1).
The Power Of Fear in “Lord of the Flies”: No Greater Illusion Than Fear Fear is intangible yet has perceptible effects. It plays a significant role in human behaviour. Each individual reacts to fear differently, some overcome it, while others give in to it. In William Golding’s “Lord of the Flies” the theme of fear is discussed and it becomes clear that fear has the power to take over not only one’s mind but also control one’s actions. The collective fear of the unknown leads to the untimely and accidental death of Simon.
In the story, “The Earth is Cruel” many things can be learned in the story. The author talks about how life can be very scary and very heartbreaking. But even more than heartbreaking. He tells his audience that the world is going to drag you down. It will also not just drag you down it will make your life horrible.
In dystopian literature, many political issues and flaws are illuminated and challenged by the author. These nightmarish texts have the power to create an alternate reality, in which audiences can immerse themselves and raise their own awareness of the human experience. There are many common elements purveyed in all dystopian texts such as government control and distressing warnings. These texts are particularly confronting to young audiences as it forces them to question the incompetence prevalent in modern day society. One dominant notion that is scrutinized in dystopian literature is control.
One of the main motifs discussed in the book is the idea of fragmentation, which Butler utilizes to illustrate the way any sort of separation from what is familiar can cause a person to suffer and be harshly damaged. As the novel progresses, Butler also includes instances in which Dana has to perform certain activities in order to survive in her trips to the past. These events are placed in the plot in order to exemplify the way in which the entire situation of time traveling puts plenty of distress upon Dana. Furthermore, this distress is one more example of how strange and shocking situations can result in damage for the person who experiences them. Butler also charges the plot with symbolism in order to convey this message.
We all have thing that we are afraid of. For some it might be snakes, spiders, height, or water. Yet, for others it might be something a little less rational that they don’t want to talk about. These fear usually come with a long story behind them and most likely it is something they can never get rid of. These fears may seem silly to you but to the people experiencing them their life is pure terror.