Monsters we have created

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how are monsters created

For example, in the s, during the AIDS epidemic, there was a spike in the popularity of vampire films. Photo: Creatures like Frankenstein serve as a reminder of how fragile human beings are.

Monsters we have created

But at what cost? All along scholars and the more reasonable in society have tried to tell us that people don't actually turn into werewolves, vampires don't really suck your blood, and that there are not roving gangs of demons in your neighborhood waiting to steal your organs, rape your dog, or run off with your daughter.

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what monsters do we have in our culture

When a child was born with a deformity it was called a monster because their presence meant terrible things would happen. Fears of nuclear war have inspired fictional monsters including Godzilla, which embraced collective anxieties surrounding Hiroshima and Nagasaki in the s.

Psychology of monsters

Monsters brought plague, famine, pestilence and other horrors. The Sumerians, the Babylonians, and the Egyptians had hosts of monsters they had to deal with. On screen, vampires are traditionally portrayed by suave, attractive actors. It's in part the story of how we create monsters out of those things that worry us the most. This is something that really echoes for a lot of people. For example, in the s, during the AIDS epidemic, there was a spike in the popularity of vampire films. The zombie, meanwhile, has been used as a metaphor for racial sublimation, communism, mass contagion and globalism — and in recent years emerged as an expression of fear about Ebola. The picture was quickly revealed to be a doctored image from the film World War Z and the story was debunked as a hoax — but only after being shared thousands of times. Foreigners weren't just different, they were dangerous.
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Fear of the 'other' comes from the monsters we've created