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Stories - Part Four: Decisions and Problems
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Our fears fall into several categories:


Fear of ourselves, which includes being lonely, bored, or failing.


Fear of losing those close to us such as family and friends.


Fear of those around us, which includes threats from those who might harm us deliberately or by chance.


Fear of possible events such as accidents and catastrophes, such as war or natural disasters.


Fear of the unknown like being frightened of the dark, and the fears of phobias.

In fairy tales we have gods, giants, dragons, monsters, witches, trolls, hobgoblins, and variations on these that threaten us. In these stories the fearsome creatures generally stick to their own areas. We only have something to fear from them if we upset them in some way. We get into another area of fear when it touches on the unknown. This is the area of evil spirits, ghosts, the supernatural, aliens, zombies, poltergeists, and things from other worlds. Many stories are based on our fears and how we face up to them or overcome them.


List five stories that have fearsome creatures in them.



Allergies are in some way similar in effect to phobias; people who are allergic to cats, perfumes, foods, certain textiles, and the like, have a fear of them in that these things can harm them. 'The War of the Worlds' by H.G. Wells ended with the aliens being defeated by catching the common cold. Dracula and his friends are allergic to the sun. The wicked Witch in the Wizard of Oz was defeated when Dorothy threw a bucket of water over her. It is an old superstition that Witches cannot go across rivers or streams.


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