Irony In The Story Of An Hour

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In the short story called “The Story of an Hour” by Kate Chopin, there are many cases of irony. Most of the irony in the story consists of dramatic and situational irony. Dramatic Irony is when the audience/reader knows something that the characters do not. An example is say if in a show or a movie there is a killer and the audience knows who it is but the characters do not. Situational Irony is when there is an action and the results are opposite of what is expected.
An example of this would be say if a cat and a mouse are best friends but you would expect the cat to eat the mouse. For the story “The Story of an Hour,” the author used an example of situational irony and dramatic irony in her story. The example of situational irony comes