Narrator's Influence On The Tone Of The Yellow Wallpaper

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ultimately, her mind. The narrator's shifting emotions influence the tone of the story and magnify the suspense. The story divides itself neatly into three parts that illustrate the narrator's increasing anxiety and descent into madness. In the beginning, the narrator finds the wallpaper merely unattractive. Her internal dialogue contains descriptive and flowing passages. She makes calm, astute observations about the estate, the room, and her husband. However, as her confinement to the room progresses, so does her obsession with the wallpaper. Her tone shows an increasing anxiety, and she becomes less trusting of her husband. She speaks in short, choppy sentences. In her increasing overwrought state, she notes that, "I cry at nothing,
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