Real Fears

Jia Jari

The fear of being committing a atrocity is seen in the story The Black Cat by Edgar Allan Poe when the man attempts to withould himself from hurting others due to his own burdens.

“For Pluto, however, I still retained sufficient regard to restrain me from maltreating him…” (Poe)

“The fury of a demon instantly possessed me. I knew myself no longer… I blush, I burn, I shudder, while I pen the damnable atrocity.” (Poe)

“Goaded, by the interference, into a rage more than demoniacal…” (Poe)

The Black Cat

By Edgar Allen Poe

The fear of influcting pain on others due to ones own burdens are still relevant today and can be seen in the song Demons when the singer warns others of the consequences of affiliations with him and his mistakes.

“Don't get too close It's dark inside It's where my demons hide”

This lyric from the song Demons by Imagine Dragons shows how the singer want to protect thers from their mistakes and fears hurting others over their own faults.

“But I am hell bound…Your eyes, they shine so bright I want to save their light I can't escape this now”

This lyric from the song Demons by Imagine Dragons shows the wishes to fall alone for their sins and wishes to preserve the innocence of others.
Imagine Dragons - Demons