Harry Potter Phobias Essay

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On average, 15-20% of people suffer from phobias. Most phobias start to affect people around the age of 15. Many movies and books have at least one character with a phobia. Perhaps the best examples of this are the movies Cliff Hanger and Kingdom of the Spiders. My favorite example of this is Ron Weasley from Harry Potter. There are many different phobias in the world. There is fear of water, agoraphobia; fear of spiders, arachnophobia; and many, many more. Psychologists have come up with many ways to overcome phobias. Hypnotism, exposure, and existential imagery are all examples. Existential psychology is a philosophical method of therapy that operates on the belief that inner conflict within a person is due to that individual 's confrontation …show more content…
Phobias have been portrayed in many movies/books. The Harry Potter movies portrayed arachnophobia through the character Ron Weasley. Ron’s fear of spiders is revealed in the second book, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. In this book/movie, there is a giant basilisk living in the Hogwarts castle. The basilisk is a massive snake that is born from a chicken’s egg hatched beneath a toad. “Spiders flee before the Basilisk, for it is their mortal enemy.” In the Chamber of Secrets, Harry, Ron and Hermione happen across a line of spiders scampering out the window and into the forbidden forest. After Hermione is frozen by the Basilisk, Harry and Ron take it into their own hands to save everyone in the castle. Hagrid tells them “If anyone wanted ter find out some stuff, all they 'd have ter do is follow the spiders.” Ron is all but pleased about this statement. Ron has arachnophobia. Phobias can come from many things. When Ron was a child, he made his brothers, Fred and George, mad. In return, they turned his teddy bear into a large spider while he was holding it. Ron is permanently scarred from this experience. His phobia of spiders take control over his entire life and changes the way he experiences everything. His fear goes above and beyond the ordinary; his transcendent fear takes over his life. Spiders became more than just spiders for him. They are items of terror and pain. His reaction to the spiders that appear in the forbidden forest prove his phobia and transcendent

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