Emotion Is An Affective State Of Consciousness

857 WordsFeb 15, 20154 Pages
According to Merriam Webster the definition of emotion is an affective state of consciousness in which joy, sorrow, fear, hate, or the like, is experienced, as distinguished from cognitive and volitional states of consciousness. Everyone in the world has or shows emotion, some people or characters show this emotion differently than others. Many people are afraid to show their true feelings even though that is a part of life. There is no right or wrong way to show emotion or feelings, it just comes naturally. The affection that came to each of the characters in this story has had a huge impact on each and every one of them. For instance, Ms. Mallard has already had heart issues which means her emotional state might be different than someone who does not have those kinds of issues. The moment Ms. Mallard finds out about her husband’s death, she feels very relieved, “And yet she had loved him – sometimes. Often she had not. What did it matter! What could love, the unsolved mystery, count for in face of this possession of self-assertion which she suddenly recognized as the strongest impulse of her being! (15)” This quote shows that she must have been hiding something from her husband or that she did not feel better when he was with her. Some might say that she should be really sad because her husband was said to be dead, and what kind of person feels relieved? Later into the story her husband walks into the door. The moment she sees him, she has the heart attack and dies. The
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