What is the tone of the story "The Use of Force"?

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The story is told in the form of an anecdote. The narrator addresses the reader in an informal way, as if confiding in a colleague. The tone is not exactly humorous, but there is a sense that the narrator, as a doctor, has an easy sense of superiority to the parents and that his story is meant, at first, to assert this superiority. This is clear from his curt...

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