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    “The Outsider” a short story in “The Lurking Fear” by H.P. Lovecraft. It is a simple story on the surface but it can be thought provoking if you read deeper. It is about a man trying to find out where he is and why. Even though the story is in a collection of macabre horror it is more of a mystery than horror story till the end. The writer’s descriptions are so vivid that the reader does not notice the lack of characters. “I know not where I was born, save that the castle was infinitely old and infinitely horrible”. (Lovecraft 107) The main character is not sure where he is not sure how he got there and doesn’t even have a name. His main motivation turns to getting out where he is and finding sunlight. He is in a dark castle with little…

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    are not physical monsters lurking beneath my bed or in my closet waiting to make their appearance in the brink of the night. Instead, I get the burden of “grown up” monsters, the monsters that don’t go away with a goodnight kiss or a nightlight. My personal monsters aren’t super scary in the frightening, yelping manner, yet they define a new category of much deeper presence. These monsters are insecurities that have built up a wall blocking my view from the real world and creating a perception…

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    I have aged enough to know that there are not physical monsters lurking beneath my bed or in my closet waiting to make their appearance in the brink of the night. Instead, I get the burden of “grown up” monsters, the monsters that don’t go away with a goodnight kiss or a nightlight. My personal monsters aren’t super scary in the frightening, yelping manner, yet they define a new category of much deeper presence. These monsters are insecurities that have built up a wall blocking my view from the…

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    The Red Room Analysis

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    Described as 'remote,' from the heart of the house, and 'chill', as there was 'seldom a fire,' we begin to fear for 10 year old Jane who is left alone in a cold, dark and eerie room, alone with the dead. The reader is then informed about the 'strange little figure,' which Jane personifies, by writing that it starred at her and had 'glittering eyes of fear moving where all else was still'. Moving eyes of fear suggest that though death is present in the room, there is still an mysterious life…

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    Fear is an emotion that brings a sense of unease to our world, whether it is the fear of an object or someone inflicting fear on someone. There can be different levels of fear that affect people. This is the emotion everyone has, no matter if they deny it, no one can be fearless. Throughout the years the common fears of people and the word its-self have evolved and will be a never ending cycle. The sense of being afraid or uneased caused by a possible danger was developed in the late 12th…

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    Doe Eyes Research Paper

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    carefree and happy, the curiosity that causes many kids to dream, wonder, and wish. This is why it is a paradox of sorts that is questioned when children find fear. Suddenly, the doe-eyed look turns less innocent and more aware of the evil around them. Many kids don't notice the dark until they are much older but a lot aren’t as lucky. The fear isn’t always so simple even if it is a child. Most children fear the dark and what possibly could be lurking in it. Other kids may fear being away from…

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    most feared thing happens to be a beast. This is like how little kids are fearful of a monster under their bed. In this story the boys happen to be stranded because of a failure to evacuate them away from world war 2. The boys get stranded on an island and try to have structure but civilization is quickly lost especially because of a beast that is supposedly on the island. In the book the beast adapts throughout the story as more events happen to the boys on the island. At first it starts as…

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    “When you say 'fear of the unknown', that is the definition of fear; fear is the unknown, fear is what you do not know, and it's genetically within us so that we feel safe. We feel scared of the woods because we're not familiar with it, and that keeps you safe.” – M. Night Shyamalan Since the beginning of the society, the forest has been portrayed as a place filled with darkness, and inhabited by the devil and other unworldly creatures. The rumors that were formed about what could be lurking…

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    Exploring a Childhood Concept - Thunderstorms What scares you? Concepts formed as a child often change as he or she grow into an adult; perhaps the ideas around magic or fairies. Other concepts such as fears are common, but can turn into debilitating fears or even phobias. Treatment for debilitating fears could improve children 's overall mental health, if left untreated they could lead to other disorders, such as anxiety and depression (Dingfelder, 2005). .In this paper, we will explore the…

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    Fear In Lord Of The Flies

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    Payton Olson A3 The Effect of Fear Fear is a crazy thing. It is something that can push even the strongest of people over the edge. It is one of the few things that can dictate and control even a group of people all from one source. This is really shown in the novel Lord of the Flies. The story takes place during a fictional atomic war and was written after World War II. The story revolves around this group of kids who have crash landed on an island and are left to their own devices. There is…

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