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The most drastic irony she used in “The Story of an Hour” was situational irony. Situational irony was used when the doctors said Louis died “-of the joy that kills.” The characters didn’t know that Louis died contrary to what they meant. Having a heart condition they believe Louis died of the love for her husband, in contrary she died at the sight of her (live) undesirable husband. Kate Chopin’s “the story of an Hour” was about a married women named Louis, who has a severe heart condition. Louis Mallard was informed of her husband’s death.
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She starts crying, but afterwards she begins to think of all the positive things that come from his death. Her sister, Josephine goes upstairs to make sure she is okay,and once she finds out she is they come down. As they walk down the stairs she sees the door being opened and her husband comes in. Having her heart condition, she dies. The doctors thought “she had died from heart disease-of joy that kills.” However, she didn't die from the joy of getting to see her living husband but from losing her future filled with freedom.