fear of clowns essay

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  • Fear Of Clowns

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    is the fear of clowns is a real phobia for both children and adults alike. The phobia could be explained by what Sigmund Freud explained in a 1919 publication “The Uncanny” In this work Sigmund Freud explains that we can be frightened by something that is familiar and yet unfamiliar at the same time. For children, most can recognize the clown as a real person but cannot recognize the exaggerate make up and clothing as being real this confusion leads to fear. For adults, the fear of clowns can be

  • Examples Of Fear Of Clowns

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    I have a major fear of clowns. It started with a terrible occurrence in my youth. Everytime I see one I have this horrible feeling that makes me sick. Of my experiences, I had one encounter that made my fear somewhat decrease. Most of my fear from them is what I didn't know or see. But I'm still not afraid of the circus. Clowns always frightened me as a child, but one Halloween made it even worse. I was on a haunted house tour with my family when I accidentally was diverted. Not knowing I was

  • My Fear Of Clowns

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    terrified of clowns. I would avoid them at all cost from pretending to be sick to misbehaving and getting grounded just so I will have an excuse as to why I did not attend birthday parties or any event that I presumed would involve the attendance of a clown. I never told anyone of said fear for the reason that I would be treated differently and looked upon as weak. I always kept it to myself hoping that one day it would magically disappear but it never did. As the years passed, my phobia of clowns prodigiously

  • The Fear Of Flies, Heights, Clowns

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    Everybody has a fear of something. A fear of snakes, heights, clowns. Some fears are more common, like Arachnophobia-the fear of spiders. And some fears aren’t as common, like Ombrophobia-the fear of rain. As irrational as they might sound to others, all fears are real to the person with the fear. For someone who doesn’t have the same fear, they might think your fear isn’t scary or doesn’t make sense. People sometimes make fun of other people because of their fears. But you shouldn’t make fun of

  • Clowns In Stephen King's Movie It'

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    Clown have been associated with fear throughout their livelihood. Burnett states that “the most stereotypical clowns are scary ones,” not fun ones (3). It's no wonder so many people hate Ronald McDonald. This gives us a reason to be scared of these clowns as we are more often than not introduced to ones we fear than the ones we enjoy. Clown-like characters have been around for thousands of years. Historically, jesters and clowns have been a vehicle for satire and for poking fun at powerful people

  • Pennywise The Clown Quotes

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    Pennywise The Clown As a child, I vividly remembering watching the movie, “It”. I remember this insignificant event clearly for one reason. It kept me up for days because I was so terrified by the film. “It” was originally a horror novel written by Steven King but was also released into a movie. Every great horror movie has a villain or monster and the monster in “It” goes by the name pennywise the clown. Pennywise the Clown induces fear in me and millions of others because his traits closely resemble

  • Persuasive Effect Of Advertising In Advertising

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    released in 2017, where clowns drove around recklessly and created a dangerous environment for other drivers. In this commercial, different safety features of the Audi cars caused the vehicles to avoid crashes in spite of the dangerous driving around them. The content of this advertisement helps to determine the target audience: wealthy American drivers. The use of clowns within the commercial provided evidence that the ad primarily targeted American consumers, as clowns were depicted as both a symbol

  • Clowns Coulrophobia

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    excessive fear of clowns. While I don’t think there are a lot of people who suffer from clown phobia, there are many people who just don’t like them. Clowns have been around for ages and appear in most cultures in varying forms. From court jesters and mimes to rodeo and circus clowns their primary purpose was to make people laugh. To provide comic relief. Somewhere along the line clowns became dark. Facebook even has an “I Hate Clowns” page with some 400,000 followers! Is it because clowns always

  • Persuasive Essay About Clowns

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    A recent statement by the World Clown Association puts this issue into perspective, a portion of which is quoted: Please understand, just because someone wears a rubber Halloween mask, that does not make one a clown! The horror movie character, “Jason,” wears a hockey goalie mask. But, people would be mistaken if they actually thought he was a hockey player! We disavow any relationship with these “horror characters. The World Clown Association shares laugh and "comic relief" everywhere for the positive

  • Analysis Of ' The Joker From Batman '

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    coulrophobia whereas, I felt very uneasy when clowns tried to entertain such as making balloon animals, spraying water on kids, or playing pranks. “No, I don’t want to go the haunted house” it’s the 21st century and here I was arguing with my older sister that I did not want to be part of a horrifying night, just to pay people to scare us. It just seems weird to me but it was a tradition that every Halloween against my will