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The effectiveness of a message can be drastically altered Not by the message itself but by the tone in which the message was delivered The renowned phrase its not what you say but how you say it come to the forefront of my mind when analyzing the significance and potency of tone The fitting emphasis on tone is a very important element in every aspect of communication and can be conveyed in either a positive or negative wayThe Story of an Hour by Kate Chopin is a notable feminist story which as many distinctive dynamics Not only did Chopin utilize the fundamentals of tone but she also integrated the usage of symbolism irony and intricate themes to bring this story to life The main character Mrs Mallard was more than just a woman learning the unfortunate fate of her husband She was a representation of stagnant oppression who had the unwavering need to be freed The genesis of the story was evoked with a subtle tone to depict the frailness and importance of how compelling tone can be Extreme caution was taken to break the news to Louis of her husbands untimely passing knowing that her heart was weak Knowing that Mrs Mallard was afflicted with heart trouble great care was taken to break to her as gently as possible the news of her husbands death Kate Chopin 1894 Louiss heart trouble was also a symbolism of the skepticism in her marriage and the sadness with her lack of freedomThe essence of freedom for Louis was like a forbidden fruit that she could only taste in the privacy of her imagination And with the death of her husband Brently it finally dawned on her She was emancipated she was free She might have seemed distraught as she wept wildly She wept at once with sudden wild abandonment in her sisters arm Kate Chopin 1894 But ironically her tears represented happiness relief and joy Immediately after
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