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what is the tone or speaker's attitude of the story and what is the theme?i need the...

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annaleigh1 | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted December 6, 2011 at 11:33 AM via web

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what is the tone or speaker's attitude of the story and what is the theme?

i need the speaker's tone AND the theme answered in the question

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atikmastda | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted March 27, 2012 at 4:12 AM (Answer #1)

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The tone is didactic (it has a moral) and pessimistic. 

The theme: consciousness (impossibility of teaching human consciousness) and guiltiness (human feelings about guiltiness).

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