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    Does anyone know if there is a word or device which describes when the setting (of a book, play, poem) reflects a characters emotion. For example we're studying the gothic genre and so the setting could be a spooky castle which mirrors the murderous character's emotions.
    Like when the weather changes to reflect the plot (pathetic fallacy); is there an equal for when the entire setting changes?

    Thanks to anyone who answers.
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    This is pathetic fallacy....
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    I thought pathetic fallacy was just for weather..? Or is it anything inanimate?
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    It can be called pathetic fallacy or sympathetic background
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    (Original post by yushuak)
    I thought pathetic fallacy was just for weather..? Or is it anything inanimate?
    I dunno I last did English two years ago, but I'm pretty sure it's pathetic fallacy
 
 
 
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