"What makes one angry is something painful, insulting, or unjust. One does not call it an angry thing. The feeling and it's correlative, far from being the same, are almost opposites" (39)
This quote helped me to reflect on how I wanted to portray my feelings on the affective fallacy as a theory. I have used the app picstitch to collage together a picture of me with my little sister and a drawing of a word that riddles me daily. I am using myself as an example that meaning and suggestion of a word are not identical. Looking at me, I do not "look" like anxiety. I look happy, I look cheerful, and I look like I am a fun-loving, positive girl. The word anxiety suggests a nervous person, perhaps a shy, quiet person because that is how anxiety makes a person feel. My picture is meant to illustrate that just because you know what a word means, you may not know what it looks like, because emotion has to be detached from words.
I feel that the Affective Fallacy was more useful than Intentional Fallacy because the examples used within this article were more realistic in a way. Understanding that emotions cannot be attached to words and literature is an important part of understanding literature and the humanities as a whole.