Fear Essay

1353 words 6 pages
‘Fear Constructs our Reality’
“The one permanent emotion of the inferior man is fear - fear of the unknown, the complex, and the inexplicable. What he wants above everything else is safety.” Henry Louis Mencken.
Fear is one of the strongest emotions for every human being; like love or hate it can distort our mind, causing us to not think or act logically in different circumstances. Fear, like the fear of speaking in public, can effect each individual differently; some of us are able to control this fear and speak confidently and clear to a large group, where others of us freeze and let it take control of our body; confusing our mind to make the situation more difficult than it really is. Fear can be caused because of something that
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Her fear of the environment of Perth was not helped from her uncle, telling her about the stories of ‘boiling brain’, causing her mind to go in chaos, and thinking that her children could get it. Similar to the character of Royce, the father of Rob, Dorothy needed to be “in control of events”. With this idea planted in her mind causes her to be keep a high surveillance of environment of Perth, which was not shared by many of the citizens living there, as they in brassed it. The irony of the character of Dorothy is that she tried so much to fight her fear, but “boiling brain had finally got her”. Similar to Nina, Dorothy is a character that has been overcome by fear, allowing it to control her body and delude her vision of the world.

Hysteria in a community brought on fear, can leave long term emotional scars and change our way of living. “It wasn’t unusual for a stranger to suddenly appear unannounced” as the citizens in Perth believed “that locking your doors was ridiculous and showed untrustworthy, inhospitable nature”, this all stoped when the murders began to occur. Everyone’s positive attitude with each other all changed just from one person’s action. Everyone now questioned in their mind, was their next door neighbour the serial killer? Just from constant talk among families and the new revaluations the media gave, kept the fear alive. Even after the police


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