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Unformatted text preview: story this shifts to first person in order to share what Mrs. Mallard was feeling. By the end, the point of view shifts back to third person to tell the events leading to Mrs. Mallards death. Distance ends up being very similar to the point of view in that it shifts from being very distant to being in tune with her thoughts and then back out. Though the tone is a bit more consistent, it too changes throughout. The reader initially feels despair after hearing the word afflicted. This coupled with the seeming fragility of Mrs. Mallard causes the reader to worry about what harm may come to her. Though this feeling of despair and worry at times briefly changes to a feeling of hope and freedom, it is the general tone of the work....
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- Spring '07