Jasper Jones Fear Analysis

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Fear can control a person’s opinion of another’s whole race. Most people don’t truly understand what they are fearing. These fears originate from a fear that is instilled whilst young; either by an authoritative figure such as a parent or a teacher, or from a personal experience which distorts your perception of all versions of the thing you are fearful of, to become fearsome. For instance, if you had a single fearsome experience with a spider whilst an adolescent, from then on all spiders will be grouped together to recall the negative memory of your experience with that spider. This is seen in ‘Jasper Jones’ with Jasper Jones himself. People are scared of him because it has been passed down from authoritative figures that his ‘kind’ is to
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