This is why Scout tells the reader at the start of the novel that Maycomb County had recently been told it had nothing to fear but fear itself . This is an allusion to FDR’s first inaugural address in 1933 in which he tried to reassure America that the country could turn things around.
The speech’s “infamy” line is often misquoted as “a day that will live in infamy”. However, Roosevelt quite deliberately chose to emphasize the date—December 7, 1941—rather than the day of the attack, a Sunday, which he mentioned only in the last line when he said, ” Sunday, December 7th, 1941, “.
—Franklin Roosevelt, first inaugural address, 1933 What fearful situation was FDR referring to in his speech? That the unemployment rate/ depression /sufferings of the people Blaming this problem on banks and big business in need to only think for themselves.
4) Phobicphobia: fear of phobics. Wikipedia, which maintains a frighteningly long list of phobias, lists phobophobia as a fear of phobias — a fear of fear itself . We know. President Franklin Roosevelt famously pointed out that fear itself is really the only thing we have to fear .
Nothing to fear but fear itself may refer to: A phrase from the 1933 inaugural address of Franklin D. Roosevelt. “Nothing to Fear but Fear Itself”, an episode of the television series The Golden Girls.
To Kill a Mockingbird, 1960 – Background: General When Scout says that “Maycomb County had recently been told that it had nothing to fear, but fear itself,” she quotes a sentence from Franklin D. Roosevelt’s first inaugural address.
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Of the 1,177 USS Arizona sailors and Marines killed at Pearl Harbor , more than 900 could not be recovered and remain entombed on the ship, which sank in nine minutes. A memorial built in 1962 sits above the wreckage. Sixty died on the Utah, and three have been interred there.
The attack killed 2,403 U.S. personnel, including 68 civilians, and destroyed or damaged 19 U.S. Navy ships, including 8 battleships. The three aircraft carriers of the U.S. Pacific Fleet were out to sea on maneuvers.
Immediately after his inauguration in March 1933, President Franklin Roosevelt set out to rebuild confidence in the nation’s banking system. This action was followed a few days later by the passage of the Emergency Banking Act, which was intended to restore Americans’ confidence in banks when they reopened.
The “inaugural address” is a speech given during this ceremony which informs the people of their intentions as a leader.
Claustrophobia: This is the fear of being in constricted, confined spaces. Zoophobia : This is an umbrella term that involves extreme fear of certain animals. Arachnophobia means fear of spiders .
Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia is one of the longest words in the dictionary — and, in an ironic twist, is the name for a fear of long words. Sesquipedalophobia is another term for the phobia. The American Psychiatric Association doesn’t officially recognize this phobia.
Allodoxaphobia. An extremely rare phobia , allodoxaphobia is used to define the fear of opinions. The phobia is believed to be associated with previous encounters wherein the person affected has not been able to properly express their opinion, or has had their opinion rejected.