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Fear is defined as a condition between anxiety and terror either natural and well-grounded or unreasoned and blind Fear is one emotion that everyone dislikes and it is as unavoidable as night or day Through the use of novels plays films short stories and poems it becomes clear that fear is an emotion that the writer like to heighten not only in the protagonist but also in the reader After reading great works by people such as George Orwell and Stephen King it becomes clear that fear in the most uncontrollable emotion quick to come and long to last The horror movies of today may bring about a cheap scare but to truly fear something is the same as dying a thousand times over All people have a worst fear be it heights or ducks that an author or film maker can use to their advantage Their goal is to make the hairs on the back of ones neck raise as well as have them looking over their shoulder as the story progresses with more twists and turns than a roller coaster Aforementioned the main purpose of this research is to prove that fear is an emotion that is prevalent throughout all genres regardless of topic or plot and through meticulous research of all genres the fear presented in all shall be revealedThe first genre to be discussed will be film After viewing such classics as Last of the Mohicans The Red Badge of Courage and Bartleby it becomes clear that the film making industry is not at a loss for instilling fear There are films that make ones pulse quicken as the story becomes more involved or some that have one lying awake in bed at night thinking of the frightening stuff they had just seen The whole concept of fear in a film is not a prolonged fright but a short lasting one that may conclude after the end or in some cases
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