Fear is one of the most intense, overwhelming emotions a living organism can feel. Fear is like a disease embedded in the Earth that can strike at anytime. Everyone at some point and time has felt fear. They have felt the adrenaline pumping rapidly through their veins, while perspiration drains down their face as the mind runs wild trying to figure out the situation. Fear, also is one of the hardest emotions to overcome. The feeling of fear lingers within you for seconds, but it feels like months. As Winston Churchill once said, “The only thing we have to fear, is fear itself.” This famous quote shows that fear affects people only as much as they let it affect them.
According to the Oxford Dictionary, fear is a distressing emotion aroused by impending danger, evil, pain, etc., whether the threat is real or imagined; the feeling or condition of being afraid. Fear essentially is inescapable. Especially as humans we fear many things: death, disease, commitment, pain, old age, responsibility, and even being too fat or too skinny. There are two ways with coping with our fears: we can avoid them or we can overcome them. Either way fear will always be around.
The word fear originated before the twelfth century from the word faer meaning danger, sudden calamity. Over the years the meaning of fear hasn’t changed much. Now, it’s just used as a common emotion produced by the brain to avoid anxiety caused by the presence of danger. Although fear has a negative image it can still be used for wise decisions. Fear can help us decide where to live, how to raise children, what to do with our money, and even what car to buy. The fear of being overweight helps us decide what to eat and how much.
Fear has been important in many events from both the real world, and works of literature. For example, the play Macbeth used fear as a motivating factor for many of the characters actions. Macbeth was fearful of being caught after murdering King Duncan....
Heart pounding, heavy breathing, and pale skin are all triggered by what is known as fear. But what is fear, really? Is it simply just being afraid? Are there things that should be feared? Can a person control fear? These questions can be thought-provoking at best but they all lead to the same answer. Fear is what overcomes the mind when a person is put into a situation they don't know how to handle.Fear can be expressed in many ways, such as crying, screaming, sweating, silence, running, hiding, and much more. Fear is like that moment of not knowing what is going to happen. Certain situations call for different actions. For example, a young woman is sitting at home watching tv when all of a sudden the back door crashes open. The woman runs upstairs and locks herself in the bathroom. The woman does not know if someone broke in or not. The fear of someone breaking in took over and she ran. Fear can make someone go from being calm to being petrified. From being strong to being weak. Even though some people don't seem to be effected by fear on the outside, their mind is overwhelmed with terrifying thoughts.
While many people do not want to show fear, it is those people who fear the most. The fear of society judging them for being themselves. It is in no way a bad thing...
...Where I come from fear isn’t a word you hear very often. When used to describe one’s self it is rarely used in conversation. Fear of you, fear of me, fear to be and fear to dream. These are the true feelings of my people or shall I say people dealing with reality. One may say “I ain’t never scared “, whatever those are the ones with the most freights. Franklin D. Roosevelt once said “The only thing we have tofear is fear itself—nameless unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance.”
As a psychology major I have always had a passion for the feelings of others. Why you may ask? Seeing the agony of a family strengths and weakness brought me to the realization that everyone has problems that are just solved differently. Fear of judgment, fear of isolation, fear of idolism just to name a few reasons why people don’t express their true feelings . Basically fear is an enabler that prevents success. Fear is a four letter word structured with so much power, enough power to incarcerate the heartless criminals, enough power to shut down the biggest movements, end the longest most depressing wars and make the most stubborn countries surrender.
Fear the sister of being afraid, freight and also scared so closely bonded can alternate positions in...
...Dictation by Fear
As the Twin Towers fell to the ground, mass chaos spread throughout the United States. Among many other overwhelming feelings, many Americans were left in question and accusations. The motives of the terrorists were unknown and many Americans’ fear overtook a sense of logic. With fear fueling the minds of many Americans, many began to take illogical and unjustified actions. A stereotype developed amongst the Muslim society, which has still shrugged them from American society to this day. 9/11 instilled a fear in Americans that strung a chord in each person that disregarded a sense of logic or morals. Arthur Miller sets a scene of mass chaos and paranoia in the 1600’s in an area much like Salem, Mass.. A fear of witchcraft, that could quite possibly overtake the holy lifestyle in the Puritan society, created a spiraling downfall. In Arthur Millers multithematic play “The Crucible”, fear directs the decisions and course of life.
The deep rooted fear Reverend Parris feels stems from the reputation he must uphold as reverend of the holy community. In desperation, Parris allows his fear to contradict himself as he defends his niece, Abigail. Although Parris knows that Abigail is lying when she says she is not involved in witchcraft, Parris defends her in hopes it will secure his reputation and position in the community. As reverend, it is not...
As the instructor put me in that choke hold on my second to last day of swim instruction I knew I broke the one rule I tried so hard not to. “Get the hell out of my pool” he yelled. I dangled there in the middle of the pool wondering how this man could hold me in a chokehold while keeping both of us afloat. “You weak bitch, get the fuck out of my pool”. As those words echoed through the empty olympic sized pool room I was let go, left to reach the side of the deep end under my own power.
Already a month and a half in Marine Corps boot camp I was use to the abuse. This was different, I could handle all the physical punishment on the land. The countless push ups, and being forced to roll around in sand pits at 5 am before breakfast. Being in the best shape of my life at the time there was only one thing that could bring this fear over me. Up until boot camp I could count my exposure to bodies of water on one hand. Growing up in the middle of Queens, NY I rarely encountered a pool. Although my family moved to upstate New York, to a high school that did have its own pool, I wasn't forced to use it.
At the end of my senior year of high school while most of my friends were visiting and picking colleges I was preparing for boot camp. Everyday I ran countless miles and did numerous pushups getting my body ready for the three months of pain I was about to endure. Not being the biggest or strongest kid in high school most of my friends...
...1970. Choose a character from a novel or play of recognized literary merit and write an essay in which you (a) briefly describe the standards of the fictional society in which the character exists and (b) show how the character is affected by and responds to those standards. In your essay do not merely summarize the plot.
1974. Choose a work of literature written before 1900. Write an essay in which you present arguments for and against the work’s relevance for a person in 1974. Your own position should emerge in the course of your essay. You may refer to works of literature written after 1900 for the purpose of contrast or comparison.
1976. The conflict created when the will of an individual opposes the will of the majority is the recurring theme of many novels, plays, and essays. Select the work of an essayist who is in opposition to his or her society; or from a work of recognized literary merit, select a fictional character who is in opposition to his or her society. In a critical essay, analyze the conflict and discuss the moral and ethical implications for both the individual and the society. Do not summarize the plot or action of the work you choose.
1987. Some novels and plays seem to advocate changes in social or political attitudes or in traditions. Choose such a novel or play and note briefly the particular attitudes or traditions that the author apparently wishes to modify. Then analyze the techniques the author uses to influence the reader’s or audience’s...
Paid, non-personal, public communication about causes, goods and services, ideas, organizations, people, and places, through means such as direct mail, telephone, print, radio, television, and internet. An integral part of marketing, advertisements are public notices designed to inform and motivate. Their objective is to change the thinking pattern (or buying behavior) of the recipient, so that he or she is persuaded to take the action desired by the advertiser. When aired on radio or television, an advertisement is called a commercial. According to the Canadian-US advertising pioneer, John E. Kennedy (1864-1928), an advertisement is "salesmanship in print."
Main article: Marketing mix
The marketing mix has been the key concept to advertising. The marketing mix was suggested by Professor E. Jerome McCarthy in the 1960s. The marketing mix consists of four basic elements called the four P’s. Product is the first P representing the actual product. Price represents the process of determining the value of a product. Place represents the variables of getting the product to the consumer like distribution channels, market coverage and movement organization. The last P stands for Promotion which is the process of reaching the target market and convincing them to go out and buy the product.
Hierarchy of effects model
It clarifies the objectives of an advertising campaign and for...
...certain abnormal mental or behavioral patterns. Insanity defines a “mental illness” of such a severe nature that a person cannot distinguish fantasy from reality, cannot conduct his or her affairs due to psychosis, or is subject to uncontrollable impulsive behavior. Insanity distinguishes from low intelligence or mental deficiency due to age or injury. Insanity may manifest as violations of societal norms, including a person becoming a danger to themselves or others, though not all such acts are considered insanity. In modern usage insanity is most commonly encountered as an informal unscientific term denoting mental instability, or in the narrow legal context of the insanity defense.
In the derivation of the word insanity lies its definition. In English, the word sane derives from the Latin adjective sanus meaning healthy. The word insanity was first used in the 1550s. Naturally the word insane means unhealthy. From Latin insanus meaning mad, insane, then comes the root of in meaning not, in Latin. The phrase mens sana in corpore sano is often translated to mean a healthy mind in a healthy body. In law, mens rea means having had criminal intent, or a guilty mind, when the act was committed.
From this perspective, insanity can be considered as poor health of the mind, not necessarily of the brain as an organ. Rather it refers to defective function of mental processes such as reasoning. Back in early history, individuals believed that insanity began...
...Critically analyse this assertion in light of the problems associated with the precise definition
The study of religion may be as old as humankind itself according to one author. Defining religion is difficult as there are many definitions as there are many authors. The word religion is the most difficult to define because of the lack of a universally accepted definition. Specifically the root meaning of the word religion can be traced to Latin. Relegare or religion means to bind oneself, emanating from the Latin religio, which is translated to re-read emphasising tradition passing from generation to generation. Douglas Davies says “some have simply described religion as a belief in spiritual beings.” (10). In the book The World Religion there is a suggestion of approaches for tackling the question of religion such as viewing it anthropologically, sociologically, through history, in a scholarly way, theologically and by reductionism. In this paper I will try and assess the definition of religion from aforementioned views and identify the problems of defining religion.
James Cox states that in their introductory textbook on religion the American scholars Hall, Pilgrim and Cavanagh identify four characteristic problems with traditional definitions of religion; these are: vagueness, narrowness, compartmentasation and prejudice (9). The authors argue that vagueness means there are so many...