- Pathetic fallacy is the attachment of a human emotion or quality to nature or inanimate objects.
An example of pathetic fallacy is calling a tornado angry.
in literature, the attribution of human feelings and characteristics to inanimate things (Ex.: the angry sea, a stubborn door)
Origin of pathetic fallacyfirst used by J. Ruskin
The attribution of human emotions or characteristics to inanimate objects or to nature; for example, angry clouds; a cruel wind.