Exploring the Attitudinal Resources of Emotions in Winds and Clouds over a Funeral as a Literary Discourse: An Appraisal Theory Analysis
Emotions are the responses that human beings experience in response to any event or situation. Emotions are characterized by fear, joy, anger, disgust, pity, and shock. Emotion is always mysterious for human beings to understand required purposes in multiple disciplines. This study aims to explore the expressions of emotions and attain a deep understanding of how Flannery O'Connor Award fiction "Winds and Clouds over a Funeral" deployed human emotions through An Appraisal Framework (Martin & White, 2005). UAM Corpus Tool version 6 has been used for data analysis. The researcher has coded and analyzed attitudinal resources and their sub-categories along with a quantitative technique to organize the frequencies of each type of emotion.The study's findings revealed that the fiction "Winds and Clouds over a Funeral" tends to deploy a negative feelings describing evaluations of fiction.The first region of attitudinal resources is 55% in the data. Unhappiness,insecurity,dissatisfaction and disinclination frequently observed in the data on the other hand happiness,security and dissatisfaction rarely observed in the text. The second type of attitudinal resources is 27% it tends to deploy positive languae in expressing attitudinal evaluations of Judgment. The third type of attitudinal resources appreaitions usage is 18% and it tends to deploy emotions positively in the text.The present study is helpful for researchers, teachers and students to comprehend positive and negative emotions in different genres, and it is a step toward understanding how to apply Appraisal Theory to literary discources to understand the evaluative language that is used in such texts. This study provides an exciting opportunity to enhance our knowledge in the sense of how emotional language contributes to the features of different genres through an appraisal framework.