In The Mysteries of Udolpho, consider the story Annette tells Emily about how the previous owner of Udolpho went missing.
Which answer most accurately explains what effect this story has on Emily’s mental state?
A. The story is illuminating to Emily because she realizes that fear is a terrible weakness; she is secretly dismayed at how easily Annette is frightened because Emily prefers brave women working for her.
B. The story leaves Emily curious and she takes it upon herself to solve the mystery of Udolpho, but she believes it will be hard to discover the facts since everyone is afraid to talk.
C. The story is disturbing to Emily because she already feels alone and afraid, and Annette’s story reaffirms Emily’s fears and apprehension about her new life in the desolate castle.
D. The story leaves Emily slightly worried about the secrets within Udolpho, but she is confident there is no cause for alarm because she is sure that Montoni would never hurt her.