Essay on Fear

Machievelli in “The Lord of the Flies”: The Power of Fear Essay Sample

Throughout history. there have been many different sentiments refering the type of leading that would take to a successful society. In “Lord of the Flies” by William Golding. a group of civilized male childs are left on an uninhabited island with no grownups to steer them. The male childs must take a leader and organize […]

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Astraphobia

Storms are phenomena that are natural and are known to generate mixed emotions. Some love storms and others suffer from Astraphobia. Astraphobia it is an abnormal fear of thunder and lightning, this phobia affects both humans and some animals. The word astraphobia is derived from Greek words astrape which means lightning and phovos which stands […]

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“Sweat” by Zoe Neale Hurston

Sweat How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours”. – Wayne Dyer . Whether you believe in karma or not in some cases it’s obvious that it does. Karma is when you are mean, self-serving things you do that will come back to get you, good or bad even if nobody […]

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How prejudice exposes the fear and ignorance of the specific

Ousmane’s Black Docker is a tragic and moving novel centred on one black man’s struggle to find the liberation, equality and fraternity promised by the modern society of mid 20th century Marseille and Paris. Diaw Falla, originally from Senegal, slaves away on the docks to further his passion for writing and aspirations for becoming an […]

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How does John Williams’ music contribute to the feelings of fear tension and excitement in Steven Spielberg’s Jaws

In the 50’s the science fiction genre of film really took off. So called ‘B movies’ like ‘King Kong’ started to show over sized animals wrecking havoc in the humans lives. This is really where ‘Jaws’ stems from. Many recent films like ‘Anaconda’, ‘Lake Placid’ and ‘Deep Blue Sea’ are descendents from the 1975 ‘Jaws’, […]

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What techniques does H G Wells use to create fear in “The Red Room”

‘The Red Room’, authored by the pen of H G Wells, is a detailed account of an encounter that occurred between an individual, and a force, of which no explanation lies in the understanding of man. The author, one who is greatly renowned for his commendable writings, uses the title, in collaboration with the setting, […]

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How Does HG Wells convey the experience of fear in ‘The Red Room’

H. G wells creates the sense of fear by creating an eerie situation that creates an overwhelming sense of darkness in the mind of the narrator. Consequently this causes him to be very fearful himself. He also uses a first person narrator, which makes the turn of events more immediate. He personifies objects and keeps […]

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Show how HG Wells and Robert Bloch Create fear in ‘The Red room’ and ‘Hobo’

During this coursework, I will be studying and comparing two short stories in order to see how fear is created in the writing of different authors. The two short stories I will be using for this essay are ‘Hobo’ and ‘The Red room’. Robert Bloch wrote ‘Hobo’ at the start of the 20th century and […]

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The Ways In Which Fear And Tension

Two short stories titled the Red Room by H G Wells and Examination Day by Henry Slesar, have used different techniques to build up a fear and tension in their stories. The Red Room was set in the 19th century and was aimed at Victorian readers who liked ghost and mystery stories. The Red Room […]

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Fears and Phobias

Everybody has experienced fear in their lives at one time or another and many people have irrational fears, for example people are scared of spiders even though human are bigger than them and they are unlikely to hurt them. But are fears useful and why do people have phobias, which can affect their day-to-day lives. […]

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How Tension And Fear In The Short

In this essay I am going to show how H. G Wells uses language, character and setting to build tension and fear. “The Red Room” was appealing to the Victorians as it was indeed quite a short story, Reading a story in less than say an hour gave them a great sense of achievement as […]

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How Does Shakespeare Create Fear and Tension In Act II, Scenes I and II, Of Macbeth

Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” is a tragedy set in 11th century Scotland, around the time at which the real Macbeth was alive. Shakespeare had at hand, during the period he was writing the play, Chronicles of England, Scotland and Ireland by Raphael Holinshed. Shakespeare had used this book in other history plays he wrote, in the book […]

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Comparing and Contrasting Three Fear Stories

Fear stories are tales that many people enjoy reading. The thrill and excitement and the pure exuberance involves them in the twisted storylines. People all over the world from all aspects of society enjoy them. We enjoy being ‘scared’ in the comfort of our own homes or in the cinema. It gives us an ultimate […]

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Analyse the ways in which Alfred Hitchcock builds tension and fear in the shower scene in the film ‘Psycho’

Alfred Hitchcock is known as the ‘Master of Suspense’ as he directed movies based on murder and mystery. Hitchcock’s films are still considered masterpieces fourty years later. This is because he mainly concentrated on the actor’s performances, camera techniques, music and sound effects to build up tension, suspense and fear. He also, often left his […]

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Truth has nothing to fear from investigation

Sing Pepperdine’s avowal statement: “Truth has nil to fear from probe. ” my head automatically – as in a flash of light – recalled a statement from the Bible which was uttered by the Apostle Paul in his missive to the Corinthians: “But we have renounced the concealed things of shame. non walking in craftiness […]

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Shadow of a Gunman

Sean O’Casey’s “Shadow of a Gunman” is set May of 1920 in Dublin. This is a period which coincides with the ‘War of Independence’ something which would have greatly affected the residents of Dublin at the time. As a result of this, I think it’s important that each character has an element of disturbed fear […]

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Nyctophobia

NCYTOPHOBIA Are you afraid of sleeping alone in a dark room? Do you avoid being outside at night? Do you get nervous in a dark environment? Do you become angry or defensive if anyone tries to encourage you to spend time in the dark? If your answer is yes to any or all of the […]

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To Try and Fail Is Better

We all have childhood dreams and ambitions about the person we would love to become and often vow as young people not to be like our parents and do a job that we don’t care for. Yet few people get to live out those dreams. Of the people who do pluck up the courage, take […]

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I Found Something Strange in my Pocket

While walking through Times Square on May 4th, days after the bomb scare, I could see terrorists in every passerby and bombs in every bag. Although I read and ignored reports of extremist actions elsewhere in the world, the bomb scare in what I considered to be my back alley instilled in me a fear […]

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The Valley of the Fear –

Analytical essay Adrian Flynn’s playwright “The Valley of the Fear”, adapted from the novel by Conan Doyle, demonstrates how the writer uses techniques to convey an impression of suspense and mystery through scenes with a high level of anticipation and uncertainty. Suspense is achieved through the use of literary devices and events that stimulate the […]

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Fear Personal

Fear 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 […]

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