Lastly, Henry was just plain old scared as they said “He ran like a coward.” The second war was like Henrys’ first brutal battle it was obviously too intense for him. If someone is entering their first brutal battle of course they are going to be scared and as they say “Henry quivered.” This shows that he was scared so he had to run away. No one can blame him for fleeing. The main reason why he ran away was because he thought that they had lost so the only thing that came to mind was him running. The book says “He too threw down his gun and fled.
He put his family and himself in danger. When Atticus received news that they were going to move Tom Robinson to another jail, he knew something wrong was going to occur to Tom Robinson. “I thought he would have a fine surprise, but his face killed my joy. A flash of plain fear was going out of his eyes, but returned when Dill and Jem wriggled into the light.” (Lee 203). This reveals that Atticus was afraid of the group of men that were going to hang Tom Robinson.
For what? For nothing. A tin star” (Foreman 307). Mart is telling Kane that staying is not worth it and he should leave and save himself, but Kane refuses. During the beginning of “The Most Dangerous Game,” Rainsford is talking to his friend Whitney, and they are having a disagreement over caring about the animal that is being hunted is scared and has feelings.
The case with Paul Berlin is that the war has caused him to reach a certain level of fear an example would be “Now as he stepped out of the paddy onto a narrow dirt path, now the fear was mostly the fear of being afraid.” because Paul didn’t want to end up like Billy, who died from a heart attack or how he joked about it at the end saying “Billy was scared to death” this is the Billy that Paul didn’t want to end up like, who died of fear. As mentioned before fear had a huge impact on Paul this is an example of him showing his fear “But he couldn’t stop giggling” it’s when he was remembering Billy, Paul has reached a stage of fear where he just giggled, which shows the extent of fear he developed. Additionally, O’Brien had added to the meaning of Paul’s fear by saying he giggled, which made a difference on how readers view the situation. O’Brien wants to show that war will scare people and leave a permanent damage for life like how Paul got scared of seeing Billy Watkins
Although he is brave in the novel, Grendel in the epic poem is described in being scared and weak on the attack at Meadhall. In the epic poem it says, "Grendel's one thought was to run from Beowulf, flee back to his marsh and hide there" (Beowulf 314-315). This quote explains that the people at Meadhall believed that Grendel was startled by the way the people responded back on his attack. This makes the readers think that Grendel was not confident enough to take the people at Meadhall down because of his fearful view. In this attack from Grendel, in the novel he not viewed as if he was terrified but in the epic poem he was, however, this part of the stories was then lead by his
The huntsman is being exploited by the Queen’s orders and does not like his job working for the Queen. For example Snow White is struggling for her life when a huntsman going to kill her, but she was so beautiful, the huntsman let her run away. The Grimms state, “The huntsman obeyed, and took her away but when he had drawn his knife, and was about to pierce Snow White 's innocent heart, she began to weep, and said, "Ah dear huntsman, leave me my life. I will run away into the wild forest, and never come home again”. This shows the huntsman does not want to be corrupt like the Queen, but he has to because he is in lower class, and he has to do this job.
The Fear of Decision Making In the short story, On The Rainy River by Tim O'Brien, he writes about what he did after he got his draft notice and his fear of going to the war and getting killed. He ran to the Canadian border to run away from this duty but in the end could not run away because of his cowardliness. Fear is the feeling of being afraid of something or to avoid or put off doing something because one is afraid. Everyone is afraid of different things such as spiders or the dark or monsters under the bed but everyone is afraid of making the wrong decisions. The outcome of this short story is different from Moses's view of war in the Bible.
For example, in the novel ‘The Outsiders’ ponyboy is born between a rivalry of Socs and greasers, him being a greaser. He is immensely frightened from even walking home because he could be chased and beaten down. He has to carry that burden on his shoulder that he is a greaser and that makes him a threat. Consequently, he gets hurt and ends up getting himself in trouble with the law. In effect, he has to run away with his friend johnny so they will not be found by the police and later soon decide that they must turn themselves in and face the consequences.
At the beginning of the story the boys are very scared and confused on where they are because this place is a unknown entity they have no clue what could be on the island and how they are going to survive. This is symbolism of human instinct, because when people encounter unknown experiences they start to freak out and make irrational decisions on easy problems with simple solutions. This occurs most in Jack because he wants to be the leader of the group of boys but when Ralph gets leader he tries to sabotage it in different ways by creating more fear and promoting protection of the group from “The beast”. “If you’re hunting sometimes… you can feel as if you’re not hunting, but being hunted”. While Simon is still scared he is not making irrational decisions, he is trying to figure out how to survive and follow orders and creating shelters and fire.