In "The Lady or the Tiger?" the author writes that the young man opened the door on the right "without the slightest hesitation." Then the author breaks and says, "Now, the point of the story is this: Did the tiger come out of that door, or did the lady?"
What effect on the story's mood does this sentence have?
It overlays the mood with a tone of stern judgment.
It adds a note of irony to the story's mood.
It cuts off the mood's intensity suddenly.
It defuses the suspenseful mood gently.
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I mean technically it might cut off the mood's intensity suddenly. Personally though, I do feel like it made it even more intense because you never really know what the answer is after that entire story(kills me).