Why is The Story of an Hour ironic?

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    The irony lies in the very end where, when the doctors said that Louise actually died of a heart disease- “of joy that kills”, it wasn’t out of joy but out of shock. When she saw that her husband was actually alive, she realized that she was trapped in the marriage again and sufferd a heart attack, whereas the doctor thought it was out of joy on seeing her husband alive.

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