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What is the author's tone in the short story "The Witch" by Shirley Jackson?

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"The Witch" is a dark comedy. It has elements of something sinister but it is also funny. It shows that the boy (and children in general) is innocent but also morbid. When parents say that their children are generally good but at times can terrorize them, no one really disagrees with this. In this story, it seems like Johnny has adopted some evil man's persona. And this all seems morbid and evil. But Johnny is...

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