This essay describes fear, one of the most inexplicable human emotions.

Essay by Degenerit_punkHigh School, 12th gradeB-, February 2004

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The sum of all fears

Fear is an emotion that is embedded with in all of us. No one knows the essence of fear,

it is what it is...intangible. The strongest of men fall to the mercy of fear, consuming the mind,

and blocking all rational judgment. Fear lies unawakened in the dark recesses of the soul, only to

be awoke by the treacheries of the unknown. Fear manifests itself in many ways, the most

common way however, is anger, and I know this manifestation all to well.

Anger controls a large portion of my life, I am never alone. I know that anger originates

from fear, yet I simply cannot pinpoint the essence of my evil demon, nor the channel of which it

comes. All that I can recall, is that it is never ending, a vicious form of hell that is all knowing,

and all seeing.

Perhaps the reason why I have anger soaring through my body, tearing at my muscles, and

throbbing in my mind, is the obvious fact that I have failed to become acquainted with myself,

resulting in fear, because if I don't know myself, who does?

I've been known to snap at others, even those closest to me, and for no apparent reason.

Yet I know this, fear is some how a way of life, an inevitable feeling that takes control of mind

and body, and abandons you when you need it most. For I have come to thrive off of this feeling

of hatred for my fellow man, it is possibly what keeps me ready, anticipating the next move of

all men and creatures has a certain thrill that you simply cannot imitate, or find anywhere else.

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