Dramatic Irony In Kate Chopin's Story Of An Hour

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In Kate Chopin’s “Story of an Hour”, Chopin illustrates the story of a women, Louise Mallard, who has the emotional experiences of a lifetime, in only one hour. After she was informed of her husband’s death, she immediately feels grief but then finds joy in her newfound independence. After her sister persuades Louise to come out from her room, she walks out to the sight of her husband alive. The intense emotion causes her to die from a heart attack. Throughout this short, twisting story, Chopin crafts the plot with several examples of situational and dramatic irony. The narrator alludes to Louise Mallard’s “heart trouble” that creates dramatic irony in the plot. Louise’s sister and friend are aware of the physical side of the heart trouble,
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