16 min readAug 15, 2020

REALizing Rage/3

Let’s further consider these epitomes of rage, these vampires and werewolves. It is enjoyable to be frightened by them from the security of our favorite chair or a movie theater seat surrounded by friends. These wild creatures allow us to experience our inner rage, to feel both the wonderful power and the horror of rage unleashed. And, in most stories civilized behavior wins out over the demonic forces, even though the protagonists may have to briefly embrace their own inner wolf to defeat the demons. Yet these tales are short releases, brief respites from the occurrence of real rage. While they let us succumb to it, join with it for…