The Story of an Hour Essay | Irony in Kate Chopin's The Story of an Hour

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Irony in Kate Chopin's The Story of an Hour

Summary: Essay about "The Story of an Hour", by Kate Chopin. This essay talks about the irony of the story. How a women who celebrates her husband's death, ends up dying when she realizes he never died.
Chopin's joy that kills in "The Story of an Hour"

"The Story of an Hour", by Kate Chopin is baffling! It possesses a humorous sarcastic ending which is unpredictable! There are many moments throughout the story when Chopin's craft of writing feeds the irony of the story. One perfect example, "assure himself of its truth by a second telegram" (772). This sentence subdued me into believing that Mrs. Mallard's husband was dead, when in fact, we learn that he never died. In addition, Mrs. Mallard is a woman with a strong sense of passion and detest. In the end, she dies by the nature of story.

Chopin brings a style of writing that has irony. In the beginning of the story, Chopin's introduces you to the heart trouble that afflicts Mrs. Mallard. Her condition is significant later because this ailment drives the...

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