Montaigne On Fear

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A line from Montaigne’s essay on fear. “But even amongst soldiers, a sort of men over whom, of all others, it ought to have the least power, how often it converted flocks of sheep into armed squadrons, reeds and bull rushes into pikes and lances, friends into enemies, and the French white cross into the red cross of Spain” Montaigne’s thoughts about fear was that it controlled us, and that the most fearful thing was fear itself. However, after many centuries this idea slowly changed. In today’s society, many young teens and adult enjoy the feeling of fear. Now instead of being controlled by fear, we can appreciate the adrenaline and thrill it brings. While in the past, being fearful of something was a terrible feeling, but now fear can be

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