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.
Beowulf: A New Translation for Oral Delivery, translated by Dick Ringler, utilized the dark and the ominous to foreshadow or to portray the impending savagery of mankind. Darkness could be defined either by the absence of light or by the lack of intellectual enlightenment. The monstrous creatures are shrouded within the darkness or associate with the ominous. Throughout Beowulf the theme of violence and darkness are intertwined, which is manifest by correlating the darkness with the unknown through Grendel. The unknown generate fear among the mass through their inability to control and understand the existence of inhuman beings.
Fear, it is the unpleasant emotion caused by the beliefs that is dangerous. Generally, one would have fear when they are in trouble or in need. In the Chrysalids, written in 1955, by John Wyndham the sense of fear gradually increases. Throughout the book, fear was definitely one of the big themes this was mainly shown when Mrs. Wender does all she can to protect her child, the fear of being different in their community and the fear of going somewhere unsafe. At a young age David’s family had a reputation to uphold, his family’s very religious being wealthy in their community.
One of the characteristics of the dystopian society is that; the people have horrible fear of the outside world and that is exactly what happens with the people in Panem as Katniss says “[f]ear shoots through me, but I have enough sense to keep still” (Collins 185) expresses her fear in that new world, using stream of consciousness. Obviously, Katniss and Peeta face a lot of difficulties and Tests in the games. Katniss describes her state “I’m wounded and trapped. Darkness has given me a brief reprieve” (Collins 186). They are really in hell facing their Enemy, the Gamekeepers, as they are constantly trying to throw the tributes off during the games.
The people that experienced these camps lived in unimaginable fear every minute. When we look at such utter hatred and terror it is easy to see hatred as the enemy, but both Elie and Gandhi reflect the same message, that fear is powerful. Fear is the strongest human emotion, because it has the power to change people’s entire view of life and reality. The first example of fear overtaking the people and changing them
The Crucible: How Fear Changes People During his first Inaugural Address, Franklin D. Roosevelt once announced, “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself”. Fear manipulates a persons rationality resulting in them behaving in ways they normally would not, especially in the story The Crucible written by Arthur Miller. The characters in The Crucible allow fear to manipulate their beliefs and actions. They all know what is right, but fear alters their mindset causing them to act differently.
Invisible Fear Franklin Delanor Roosevelt once said, “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself”. He implies fear as something dangerous. In the novel Lord of the Flies, William Golding proposes fear comes from within, but human inclination is to run and hide because they are afraid of the unknown. The author suggests that although fear feels paralyzing, the situation is rarely as threatening as one first assumes. Golding uses children’s fear on a remote island to prove that often the thing that is dreaded most comes from one’s mind.
The Fearful Lady Macbeth A person’s emotional response to a situation depicts their next course of action. One powerful emotion is fear. The Oxford Dictionary defines fear as an unpleasant emotion, caused by the threat of danger, pain or harm. In Shakespeare’s Macbeth fear is a prominent theme as it follows Macbeth’s and Lady Macbeth’s rise to power and their ultimate demise.
Humans were born with two fears; fear of falling, and fear of loud noises. According to the Oxford dictionary, fear is "an unpleasant emotion caused by the threat of danger, pain, or harm", but this definition is only one of many to define the term of 'fear '. Fear is events that we perceive to be dangerous to ourselves and to others. Fear is something that everyone possesses, and when conquered, turns into achievement. Before we discuss what defines fear, a clear line must be drawn between fear and anxiety.
Tracing back to the 16th century witch hunting has been around causing the lives of many innocent people destruction. Witch hunting has never died off, it is still here today. In my opinion witch hunting will always exist and occur as long as we have fear, ignorance and jealousy. Many people were accused of being a witch or committing witch activity mainly throughout the 16th and 19th century. Primarily because people fear for what they don't know or can't understand.
Fear of the Unknown In The Tent Peg, one’s fear for the unknown is displayed through the desire to colonize, dominate and conquer another. Van Herk demonstrates that an individual is intimidated and threatened by the unknown, hence, giving rise to one’s survival instincts. The fear of the unknown overwhelms people to such an extent that their actions, beliefs, and behaviour are hindered by it. What is it about the unknown that is fearful?
Fear is a powerful human emotion, it's built in within all humans and controls the human behaviour. It is human nature to allow fear to control people’s thoughts and behaviors, preventing them from being their true selves, as seen is “The Step Not Taken”, “A Nonsmoker with a Smoker” and Bowling for Columbine. In the essay “The Step Not Taken” Paul was followed into an office-building by a well-dressed young man carrying a briefcase. Shortly after, the young man burst into tears, Paul stepped out of the elevator very confused as to why the young man was crying.