a threat is a gesture, expression, or action that
anticipates the intention to harm someone if the threatened
person does not meet certain demands. The concept can also be used with
reference to the imminent development of something negative.
For example: "The woman who reported a drug dealer says that last night
received a threat", "The lack of external credit is a threat to
economic growth", "terrorists launched a new threat to the US
When an individual threatens another, he warns him of
the harm he will suffer if he does not do what he asks. Threats can
appear in different contexts and have different severities.
A mother can threaten her child by removing the television from her bedroom
if she does not improve her grades at school. In this case,
the threat tries to function as an incentive for the child to work hard in the
Different is the case of the man who threatens to shoot his
neighbor in the head if he continues to make noise. Such action poses a death
threat: the recipient of the threat must change his behavior or he
will be killed.
This last threat, like others considered serious, constitutes a crime. For
the law, when someone anticipates the commission of an illegal act with the aim
of causing fear in another subject, he incurs a criminal action. The neighbor
who "warns" the other who will murder him if he does not comply with
his request, is committing a crime with his threat.
In the same way, we cannot overlook the fact that the title of one of the
films that give shape to one of the film sagas of all time bears in its
title. We are referring to the feature film "Episode I: The Phantom Menace",
which is included within the series "Star Wars" or "Star Wars".
Specifically, it is the fourth installment although the first in order by
history. It was released in 1999 and is directed by George Lucas. In it, he
comes to expose how the Jedi Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi are in charge of
watching over, taking care of and protecting Queen Amidala during the trip she
makes from Naboo to Coruscant.
That without overlooking that the life of other important figures in the
entire saga is also exposed, as would be the case, for example, Anakin Skywalker
or the so-called Sith.
Likewise, within the literary field we find numerous publications that also
revolve around a threat. This would be the case, among others, of the novel "The
Andromeda Strain", by the famous writer Michael Chrichton.
In 1969 it was when that book was published, a best-seller that was brought
to the big screen years later and that revolves around a project carried out by
scientists. With it, what they are trying to do is plan how to deal with a
possible case of extraterrestrial contamination.