Clown Phobia (Coulrophobia)
Mary Jane Oakley
SOCL215-1202B-22/Colorado Technical University
Instructor: Joelouie Genus
May 23, 2012
Phase 1 DB 2
After conducting the interviewing process in Clown Phobia, I found it to be very interesting in the answers that I have received. The person that...
a The history of clowns
b Examples of modern horror clowns
c Thesis statement
II Comparing early clowns to horror clowns
a Skills and character traits of early clowns that can be seen in today’s horror clowns
b Negative incidents of clowns in history
i The “parasite”
February 19, 2014
I interviewed several people over and under 40 year olds and most of them have the same input on clowns but there was a few that had a very bad experiences and do not like clowns at all. ...
fears as well such as Hadephobia (fear of hell) or Heliophobia (fear of the sun). My biggest fear is actually very common called Coulrophobia (fear of clowns). For many people such as myself, the cause of coulrophobia develops during our childhood, affecting us in many different ways, and it stays with us...
a sad-faced clown danced around my bedroom. Everytime I saw him, he would trip over my chair and go flying over my desk in some funny kind of waddle. When he leered at me, my skin prickled with fear. That’s the moment when he leaped across to my bed and pulled out a knife from his clown suit, slashing...
not attribute effects akin to those I experienced as a result of seeing a film with a clown. However, this was no ordinary clown in any sense of the word. This particular film was none other than “Stephen King’s IT.” IT had the most menacing appearance of any clown I had ever seen. Balding hair, bad teeth...
the kids were happy,and the music was wow! It was time to choose the singer for the birthday song her, Aunt Sally, she sang and every one else joined in. Ten minutes later,
I ask my mom, “ Where’s the entertainment where’s the clown I want it. I want it now”!
My mom replied,” The clown is missing...
ACT I SCENE I | DUKE ORSINO's palace. | |
[ Enter DUKE ORSINO, CURIO, and other Lords; Musicians attending ] |
DUKE ORSINO | If music be the food of love, play on; | |
| Give me excess of it, that, surfeiting, | |
| The appetite may sicken, and so die. | |
| That strain...
is unimportant, they are anonymous. However despite their performance are they really as psychotically happy as them seem? Bruce Charlie Johnson a clown expert said ‘they can contain exaggerated traits in their personalities, one he wishes he had and ones he has observed in others’
Cindy Sherman has...
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about the history of the medical treatment of teeth. Visitors can see some frightening devices that once were used to remove infected teeth. They also can see sets of teeth made of animal bone. They were made for a famous American -- the first President, George Washington.
Most people do not consider a...
A young teenage girl was asked to spend a night in a huge house to babysit the kids that lived there. The father told her to put the kids to bed at a certain time and to stay in one particular room to watch TV, so she didn’t wander the house. As she watched the TV she noticed a clown statue...
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ClownAngel and Clown
Angel and Clown live in a whimsical world, home to many, and wonderfully bustling with life. Full of activity, this group of coral was not just any place; it was Reef City, the biggest city in the Barrier Reef. Angel and Clown had been friends since Angel migrated to Reef City...
1 Is she to be buried in Christian burial that
2 willfully seeks her own salvation?
3 I tell thee she is: and therefore make her grave
4 straight: the crowner hath sat on her, and finds it
5 Christian burial.
6 How can that be, unless she drowned herself...
is first introduced in an exchange with Claudius in Act 1, Scene 2.
King: How is that the clouds still hang on you?
Hamlet: Not so, my lord; I am too much I’ the sun.
Hamlet makes a pun on the words “sun” and “son”, yet Claudius does not seem to catch on ; “Good Hamlet, cast thy nighted colour off...
handed me my presents, I was very tempted to take a peek of what it could possibly contain. My eyes were transfixed upon the flamboyant presents that towered over my head.
Seeing me marvel at the sight of my gifts, my mother said, laughing, "You can open your presents you know!". I quickly inched my way...
the young tree, waiting to mature and be cultivated. She too will eventually get to show brighter colors. "They are the only ones who understand me. I am the only one who understands them. Four skinny trees with skinny necks and pointy elbows like mine. Four who do not belong here but are here" (Cisneros...
Three reasons why the clown called it is my favorite movie.
The first reason why the clown called it is my favorite movie is because it is a horror movie.
Second reason why is because it has a clown in it (even though I hate clowns).
And finally is because it is gruesome.
Three reasons why this...
play text we were put into groups of 2 and we were made to perform a one minute piece of a clown show. This sketch was based completely on our own interpretations of a clown act. This helped us to get into the character of a clown for what might have been our first time. For this piece I was put into...
John Wayne Gacy, the Killer Clown Murderer of 33 young boys, by Terry Sullivan with Peter T. Maiken. This novel is a fast-paced, suspenseful account of the pursuit and prosecution of America's most notorious mass murderer, John Wayne Gacy. Who really was John Wayne Gacy...
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elevators or flying. The phobia that I will discuss is the fear of clowns. This phobia is called Coulrophobia. (Mayo Clinic Staff, 2011)
The first two people that I interview was the under 40, person A, and B. Person A said that she associate clowns with kids and circus. She said that she...
Take for instance; I have a fear of clowns. Ever since a very young age I have been terrified of clowns. My mother is an avid collector of clowns and so I have been around them my entire life. What really pushed me over the edge was the Stephen King movie ‘IT’. After viewing the movie I also have an unsettling...
with reference to its original performance conditions.
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with two soldiers on guard at a palace platform. These two, Barnardo and Francisco, were stiff and untrusting, which already shows us that the plot had already spun even before the play had started. In end of Act I, scene i, we learn of the death of the previous King, which we can allude to the tense atmosphere...