Vita Nostra Q7: Farit and fear
Farit is the face of fear in the book, and fear is a key emotion in it. Students are recruited through fear and being compelled to perform difficult, but "not impossible" tasks. Once at the Institute, they are kept ignorant of what awaits them, increasing their fear. Farit continues to stalk the institute, inducing fear in all the students.
Is fear the only, or correct, or normal, way to feel when confronted by the sublime? Was fear and coercion the correct way to help the students become words?