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Irony- The Story of an Hour In Kate Chopins short story The Story of an Hour there is much irony The first irony detected is in the way that Louise reacts to the news of the death of her husband Brently Mallard Before Louises reaction is revealed Chopin alludes to how the widow feels by describing the world according to her perception of it after the horrible news Louise is said to not hear the story as many women have heard the same Rather she accepts it and goes to her room to be alone Now the reader starts to see the world through Louises eyes a world full of new and pure life In her room Louise sinks into a comfortable chair and looks out her window Immediately the image of comfort seems to strike a odd note One reading this story should question the use of this word comfortable and why Louise is not beating the furniture instead Next the newly widowed women is looking out of the window and sees spring and all the new life it brings The descriptions used now are as far away from death as possible The delicios breath of rainthe notes of a distant songcountless sparrows were twitteringpatches of blue sky All these are beautiful images of life the reader is quite confused by this most unusual foreshadowing until Louises reaction is explained The widow whispers Free free free Louise realizes that her husband had loved her but she goes on to explain that as men and women often inhibit eachother even if it is done with the best of intentions they exert their own wills upon eachother She realized that although at times she had loved him she has regained her freedom a state of beeing that all of G-ds creatures strive for Although this reaction is completely unexpected the reader quickly accepts it because of Louises adequate explanation She grows excited and
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