The Possibility of Evil by Shirley Jackson

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How would you describe the story's atmosphere at the beginning in light of the story's ending?

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I believe that the story's exposition helps to establish the ending of the story.  Consider the Miss Strangeworth loves the town in which she lives.  She admires nearly every element about it.  She is able to feel a certain amount of pride in the town, a town that she has helped to create.  This helps to underscore the power of the story's ending.  At the end of the story, Miss...

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