http://bio.sunyorange.edu/updated2/creationism/bad%20religion/5_klan.htm Many terrorists are fervent in their religious faith and classify their opponents as being irreligious or as promoting changes which are contrary to divine will. Although there was still a persecution of blacks, especially in the south, much of the popularity of the Klan was due to the perception that conservative AngloSaxon Protestantism needed to defend itself against Catholics, Jews, immigrants, woman suffrage, resistance to prohibition, and evolution.
Blacks lived in fear of physical punishment, just as in the days of the first Klan. Catholics were targeted with cross burnings, economic boycotts, and assaults. One group convinced themselves that they were actually going to lynch the Pope. Little community of North Manchester experienced a rare episode of mass hysteria An
overzealous Klan lecturer had been telling them that the Pope would be arriving any day. “He may even be on the northbound train tomorrow! He may!…Watch the trains!” The next day, nearly fifteen hundred North Manchester residents boarded the northbound Monon in an attempt to ambush the Pope. The only passenger on board was a quiet little man who saw the mob was in a lynching mood. In desperation, he explained that he was only a corset salesman. They
didn’t believe him. He got out a valise crammed with his wares, and after a while, they let him and the train go, figuring that not even the Pope would carry that many corsets. 9/11
America's taking small steps in recovering from our post hysteria following 9/11. Ever since 9/11 America has been in terror mode thinking that the same thing will happen again eventually to us. The post 9/11 scare represents the same situation as it did in Salem after the Witch Trials because everyone was scared more people were going to be charged with witchcraft even though
no such thing existed. A lot of Americans think we reacted to suddenly to the Middle East after 9/11 saying it was wrong to invade Iraq because it was not thought out very well we had no plan other than to free their country. This relates to the Crucible because they did a similar thing as the United States they were looking for answers to their problems because everyone was scared so they called for help bringing Reverend Hale and Reverend Paris to help settle the Situation down which didn’t really work because towards the end there was more madness then they had hoped. To summarize the post mass hysteria of 9/11 is that Americans are still afraid of a similar event like 9/11 will happen again and we will have a repeat of terror that shocked our country once before, this is like Salem because the whole Witch Trial scene began to scare everyone to death because there was no sense behind it and people believed that it would never end so they looked for help but it didn’t help them like they thought it would.
HOW DID 9/11 LEAD TO MASS HYSTERIA?
9/11 lead to mass hysteria because it was a
horrible, sudden tragedy that many people did not see coming. Nobody knew how to react. Numerous people were affected and families were scarred and they lived in a state of paranoia. Ever since 9/11 Americans have been living in terror. Many people had gone into shock, and it brought fear into their lives. Americans didn't know what to do or how to react
, many panicked
and had violent outbursts themselves. The attack was terrible it killed many people, and it was the worst attack on American soil since Pearl Harbor. EXAMPLES OF MASS HYSTERIA:
● Americans started burning down mosques and vandalizing them after 9/11. ● Individuals were killed solely because they were Muslim. ● Acts of violence and discrimination rose.
...FearFear is an emotion produced by the brain to avoid a potentially bad situation or it is also anxiety caused by the presence of danger. Fear is caused by a threatening situation. Winston Churchill once said, “ The only thing we have to fear, is fear itself.” This famous saying shows that fear affects people as much as they let it affect them. The way I deal with my fears is to try to overcome them or not let them get to me. But it’s not always easy.
I'm 16 years old, and I still can't dangle my feet over the edge of the bed in the dark. How pathetic. I know that big hairy hands with strong knuckles will grab my brittle ankles and drag me down to a black hole of terror. Of course, this is never a conscious thought when my foot strays over the edge of the mattress, but an icy chill of fear shoots up my spine, and I quickly jerk my wandering limb back to safety. I know I should have discarded this childhood fear a long time ago, but it's been with me for decades. It's familiar and comfortable. Besides, sometimes I'd just rather deal with monsters under my bed than take on real life. As when you are progressing through life there is no magic left and the real fear is reality maybe what I am trying to do is hold on to this magical fear. Maybe the true fear is that I am losing my childhood, my...
...The Fear I Will Overcome
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It was a hot summer day in 2010. My sisters, my parents and I were on our way to Canada's Wonderland. my youngest sister loves to talk about everything especially when it comes to something she is very excited about. The "are we there yet?" and "hurry up i am bored sitting back here" get really annoying after a while. the one subject she would not stop talking about, was how much she wanted to go on the roller coasters. I felt my stomach start to ache as she said the "r" word." My friend Cassidy said she liked the big roller coaster there" she mentioned so excitedly. I was definitely not interested in that particular subject. After our 1 hour drive of sitting in a crowded truck with my two annoying...
...distinct separation between what is normal and what is abnormal. Wyndham explores many themes throughout the text, the main one being fear. “Most people are motivated by fear”, in “The Chrysalids.” This essay will explore the theme of fear with the different groups and important characters, shaping the theme of fear present in the text. These groups are the ‘Waknuk Community’, who believe they are the “true image of God.” The ‘Telepathic children’, who runaway or risk their abilities being found out and ‘The Fringes’ people, known as the ‘Mutants’, who are the one’s with deviations.
Waknuk is a society of the future with a setting from the past. It is one of the few places, which have survived Tribulation but it is a primitive society, where people reject change and difference in belief that that is how the ‘Old People’ lived. Waknuk is dominated by a religion, which is obsessed by perfection. “And any creature that shall seem to be human…it is a Blasphemy against the trueimage of God, and hateful in the sight of God.” (13) They believe they are the “True image of God”, and anyone or anything different is a ‘Mutant’. That is what they fear, ‘mutants’. Joseph Strorm is a strong believer in what is right and what is wrong. This fear has motivated him to capture, kill or banish the Blasphemies to ‘The Fringes’. Him and the other ‘norms’, have a fear of difference...
...Fear and Foresight
Fear is “a distressing emotion aroused by impending danger” (Webster‘s dictionary). Fear is also the best way to disrupt one’s foresight creating corrupted decisions. To achieve this level of understanding, so that one’s decisions will be made effectively, one must understand him or herself well enough to be able to cut out the emotion and think rationally. Recalling experiences from the holocaust Fear tended to come when there was no hope or faith in the novel Night, by award winning author Elie Wiesel. Within this novel, about his own experiences during the war, Elie is thrown into a concentration camp where he is whipped, beaten, fatigued, starved, deprived, loses his faith, and ultimately loses his entire family all because he was a Jew. While living in the camps Elie eventually begins to fear death resulting in the slow deterioration of his relationship with his father. This happened because his own frail humanity succumbed to the need of survival. This type of intense Fear surfaces when the optimism in one’s life does not, thus leaving behind an atmosphere of corrupted foresight ending in life altering decisions one will regret.
After being put into the ghetto Elie finds strength as he still retains his faith and his family unity. The slow dissipation of Elie’s family begins when he first arrives at the labour camp but, remarkably, his faith remains intact at...
...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...
...Fear of the Unknown
Lord of the Flies
By: Sam Baldwin
Fear is one of the most powerful emotions that control the way any human being acts in certain circumstances. A distressing emotion aroused by impending evil and pain, whether the threat is real or imagined is described as fear. One of many prominent themes in William Golding's novel, the Lord of the Flies, is Fear of the unknown. From the beginning of the novel, the boys fear what they cannot see, the parts of the island they haven’t explored, the mysterious beast, and of course, though they may not realize it at first, they fear the damage they may do to one another. All of these have some “unknown” element to them; they can’t see in the dark, they don’t know what’s on the island, they’re unsure of what the beast really is, and they’re ignorant of the depths of their own violent capabilities. In this novel, the boys become more savage because they fear the unknown; which is the root of the trouble that is caused on the island.
The Beast isn't any physical character, Golding uses the beast as a symbol of the evil that exists in all the boys. Before the boys arrived, the island was "pure and clean". However, the boys brought evil to it, and with this evil there was destruction. The boys own irrational fears and blind terrors, release the forces of death and the devil on...
...Theodore Roosevelt once said, “We have nothing to fear but fear itself.” What is fear? Fear can be a noun or a verb. In the noun form, it is an unpleasant emotion caused by the belief that someone or something is dangerous, likely to cause pain, or a threat. In the verb form, it is to be afraid of someone or something that is dangerous, painful, or threatening. If one person looks into fear, then that person becomes feared. But imagine a whole society or community looking into fear. The fear not only gets larger as it spreads, but it also gets more fearful than it already is. The power of fear can be displayed in Arthur Miller’s The Crucible and in Ronald Oakley’s “The Great Fear”. As fear moves on from one mind to the next, it leaves the victim panicked and paranoid about everything that revolves around him or her. This “symptom” is known as hysteria. In The Crucible, the hysteria greatly affected the people of Salem. As well as “The Great Fear”, the whole world was in chaos and turmoil due to mass hysteria. The consequences that followed were innocent people became accused and were persecuted (affected victims), self control and limits to go out of hand (people behaved hysterically), unjustified trials and judgments or accusations to be declared (pressures), and superiors to become defied (misuse of power).
One of the...
...Fear can lead to a lot of things, but unfortunately, in humans it usually leads to something bad. Throughout history, fear has lead to some of the most violent actions by man, and some of the biggest collapses of organized society. In early American history, the people of Salem experienced this for themselves. Arthur Miller shows this in his book. The society of Salem that Miller creates in The Crucible shows how fear can slowly cause rational thought to deteriorate, leading to mass hysteria and eventually the breakdown of civilized behavior.
During Act I, Miller shows how each Salem’s citizens begin to realize this fear they have, and how it is slowly starting to take over their minds. This new idea that witchcraft exists in their very own society is too much for most people to handle. The very notion that “the necessity of the devil” could overtake them at any moment sends them directly down a path of fear (Miller 31). These witches who they now believe exist are associated with the one figure that they know is bad. The devil’s motives, although unclear to them, obviously involve the innocent people of their little town, which is more than their minds can comprehend. They start to believe irrational thoughts that encourage this fear, and that only leads to the worsening of the situation. Giles’s irrational fear of the “behavior of a hog” and how he “[knew] it had to be...