Analysis Of The Book ' The Nature Of Horror ' Essay

1277 Words Oct 23rd, 2016 6 Pages
Carroll’s argument of art-horror qualifies Gilman’s story by causing a horrified feeling in the audience. Gilman creates this feeling through the story’s setting. In the story, “The Nature of Horror”, Carroll explains that the human experience of art-horror is reliant on two necessary conditions: disgust feeling, and monsters tied with the sense of being threatened. Carroll states, “We shall presume that this is an emotional state whole emotion we call art-horror” (Carroll 52). According to Carroll art-horror is like an emotion which needs to cause a horrified feeling in audience in response to the fictional monster. Similarly, Gilman makes the horrific style of the story very clear from the beginning. She makes her style obvious when gives description about the house and how it is haunted. She describes, “A colonial mansion, a hereditary estate, I would say a haunted house, and reach the height of romantic felicity—but that would be asking too much of the fate!” (Gilman 310). The narrator does say that the house is not actually haunted, but she does state that “there is something queer about it” (Gilman 310). Her statement lets the audience know that the story will have strange elements to it; as a result, the audience will experience horrified feelings. The main element that Gilman uses is “Yellow Wallpaper” which is first described as an unpleasant such as it was ripped, and a dirty yellow. Generally, the yellow color represents brightness, happiness, however, Gilman…

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