What are some examples of pathetic fallacy?

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Nov 29, 2016

This is an answer I posted a couple of weeks ago.


King Lear, Oliver Twist and Macbeth both use stormy scenes as examples of pathetic fallacy.
The opening act of Macbeth uses pathetic fallacy to link Macbeth and his dark thoughts with the witches and their prophecies. The dramatic backdrop of Lear's speech also is used in the same way. Dickens uses a storm in the opening chapter of Oliver Twist to emphasise the brutal nature of the workhouses and poverty faced in Victorian Britain.