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Irony of The Story of and Hour and Desirees Baby In the two stories that Kate Chopin wrote The Story of an Hour and Desirees Baby she uses irony though much of both stories And the way she uses irony in both of these stories are quite similar They both end up with the same tragic result of a woman dying in their seemingly male dominated world In the short story The Story of an Hour Chopin leads the reader to believe that the story may have a happy ending But the fate of Mrs Mallard the main character had the same ironic ending as Desiree the main character in Desirees Baby In Kate Chopins short story The Story of an Hour there is much irony Louise Mallard is about to be told about the death of her husband Brently Mallard This is for sure to take a toll on an old woman with a bad heart condition One can start to feel the irony right after she is told of her husbands death She retreats to her room alone where she sits in a comfortable chair and stares out the window It is what she sees out the window that shows some irony of the story Through the window Louise sees the tops of trees that were all aquiver with new spring life 182 The irony here represents that now Louise will have a new life She now felt that she could live her life the way she had always wanted There would be no one to live for her during those coming years she would live for herself 182 Patches of blue skies showing through the clouds the delicious smell of rain in the air and countless sparrows were twittering in the eaves All these descriptions are irony that represent the new life that Mrs Mallard was about to live But this is when the
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