Do all living things fear something? Those with minds surely have many and various fears, but even the simplest organisms must have fear, for fear is such a powerful feeling. Fear is all around us and is felt in every corner of the earth. Fear is the emotion or feeling that a living creature gets when its physical or mental life is interrupted by a change that causes the creature concern.
Arthur Miller wrote “The Crucible” in 1952 and about forty years later explained his purpose in an article titled “Why I Wrote the Crucible.” Miller expresses some of the emotions he went through as his book gained popularity saying, “I remember those years...but I have lost the dead weight of the fear I had then. Fear doesn't travel well; just as it can warp judgment, its absence can diminish memory's truth.” At first, he refers to fear as dead weight as if it was useless but still pulling him down but then he explains the importance of fear. He claimed that fear can warp our judgement which seems realistic because when people are in a situation the causes fear they are known to take out of the ordinary action. Miller also suggests that fear is a crucial part of our memory and without fear our memories can fade and the truth of the issue as well. Miller was likely fearful of the
Her eyes fluttered open and rested upon the figure in front of her, her bloodstained hand opened to welcome them. Hesitantly they reached out to grasp her hand, the blood seeping into their white linen glove. She gave them a smile and proceeded to lead them further into the temple.
Scared and nervous, does not know what to do. Should the girls keep on accusing others of being with the spirit, or should they confess? Fear can cause you to do many things that you would not normally do. In some cases, oneself could lie, accuse others for doing things that they did not do, or fight back. Although some people may think that fear is not the greatest motivator of human behavior, people usually do things that they would not normally do, which leads to lying, fighting, or a change in emotion and attitude.
She felt a chill run down her spine as she had a sense that someone was watching her from afar. Slowly turning to look behind her, she looked out in the distance of the woods by her house. When she felt certain that no one was there she proceeded the rest of the way to her front door.
Complete silence. Terror seized control, and she ran at breakneck speed until reaching the safety of the open air. Adrenaline pumping through her blood, she stood beside the car gulping in short, shaky breaths.
Totalitarian governments oppress the weak through techniques such as fear. Using fear they can manipulate the behaviour of the masses to their will. Fear is an effective means of control in 1984, but not in V for Vendetta, and this lead to the party in 1984 maintaining its power, as opposed to the party in V for Vendetta. To start with, the secret police force in 1984 had only the Inner Party’s motives in mind, whereas the Norsefire’s police force were selfish and corrupt. This lead to the downfall of Norsefire party and the success of the Inner Party.
Culture of Fear, by Frank Furedi, is a book that looks at how widespread fear impacts Western cultures like the United States and Great Britain. Frank Furedi believed that society tends to panic too much, as we actually enjoy "an unprecedented level of safety." I admit that Frank Furedi's novel is based upon a novel concept, and an interesting one at that. However, Frank Furedi comes off to me as little more than a fear monger and an intellectual elitist. His book, to me, seems redundant more often than not. But sometimes part of college is learning about points of view that you may not agree with, so I tried to maintain that perspective when I read the book.
I could hear the sound of their shoes crunching the fallen leaves before they even made it to the door. I listen, first, for the click of the opening door, then for the footsteps to echo throughout the infirmary. I wait until the door is shut firmly behind them before risking a glance in their direction from behind my computer. The sight of the two men walking my way had me shaking my head in slight amusement.
Naoko stood in front of the closed door nervously playing with her fingers. Nurses, medics, and Soul Reapers walked past her, paying her no mind which was considerate of them since she stood right in the middle of the hallway and in the way. Nervousness tickled the inside of her stomach and made her breath come up short all because of the other person on the other side of the door.
A cursory glance around the semi-busy place didn’t ease her anxiety or calm her fears. Instinct was yelling at her to get up and move; to run! To not make it easy for them! Whoever ‘them’ was!
Fear is the number one obstacle everyone must overcome at some point in their life. When the word fear is brought up I like to think of past situations that I experienced. There are many different methods used to conquer and learn from our fears such and exposure therapy, having a growth mindset, and thinking positive. For example, when I was younger fear was my worst enemy, School was the main reason that caused my fear. My fear of failure was my biggest obstacle growing up so I used that as a method to learn from my fears.