what does monstrous joy mean in the story of an hour?

what does monstrous joy mean in the story of an hour?

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    The “monstrous joy” meant happiness of self fulfillment. Louise knew that she had loved her husband sometimes and often she had not but that did not matter anymore. She would grieve for her husband when she saw the body but that was it. She realized, with a hidden glee, that after the funeral, she would be free to do what she wanted. This monstrous joy of living for herself, away from the repressed  love and toxic marriage, was appealing to her. Louise was torn between two emotions as whether to express happiness for her new found freedom or sorrow for her husband’s death, and hence, the use of monstrous joy.
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