what is the dramatic irony in the story of an hour?

what is the dramatic irony in the story of an hour?

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  1. The dramatic irony of the story came from the last paragraph when the doctors said that Mrs. Mallard died “of the joy that kills.” It’s ironical that even joy and happiness can kill someone like in the case of Louise Mallard. The characters believed that she was so overjoyed with the news of her husband’s death, that when she saw her husband again, those strong emotions were too much for her. Another irony also occurred when Mrs. Mallard, suffering from heart trouble, after hearing her the news of her husband’s death, wished to be alone in the room as she was so grief stricken. She did not even take the help of her sister to climb up the stairs, even though she was suffering from repression, a trouble of the soul.
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