There are several types of irony which are dramatic irony, situational irony, tragic irony, romantic irony, classical irony and verbal irony. Irony can be used to bring out the sense of humor especially…
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The widow was pretending to mourn her husband’s death but in the real sense she was very happy that she was free at last. The other part that irony was really brought out was when she died on realizing that her husband had died. “The Story of an Hour” brings out irony to a great extent.
Mrs. Louise Mallard had a heart problem which made it hard for Josephine, her sister to comfortably tell her of her husband’s death. Josephine learned about the news from Richards who was the first to learn about the death of his friend. He had received the news earlier in the office when the railroad tragedy came in. Richards asked Josephine to break the news to her because she was her sister (Chopin, n.pg).. Mallard was among the people communicated to have died during the disaster. Josephine and Richards were hesitating to tell Mrs. Mallard that her husband was dead because she was suffering from heart disease. They feared that this news would kill her from a heart attack, traumatize her or could not be able to handle the news.
Nevertheless, Josephine delivered the news to her sister. Surprisingly, her respond to the horrible news of her husband’s death was as that of a freed bird. This was exactly the opposite of what they expected her to respond. Mrs. Mallard accepted the news unexpectedly fast and locked herself in her room to be on her own. This was ironic too because she just sat comfortable and looking through the window ad never shed tears or got sick as expected. This shows that she was relieved to learn of her husband’s death. The news of, however, left her feeling free and happy that her husband was no longer around (Chopin, n.pg).
She did not even bother to enquire what exactly happened which is unexpected and rare behavior to most people who have been left by their loved ones. Her heart was beating fast because of joy and not because of worry. According to Chopin (n.pg), She was thinking about her life in freedom and she felt that
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