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Mallard's Irony

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come to the realization of her husband’s death, she looks out to the window and notices the beautiful scenery of the spring time. Chopin describes it as, "Could see in the open square before her house the tops of trees that were all aquiver with the new spring life” (223). Her heart comes into play as well, because it is revived with a new sense of life and hope. This describes Mrs. Mallard’s new life that is set for her, or at least she thought. Chopin also writes, "Patches of blue sky showing here and there through the clouds that had met and piled one above the other in the west facing her window” (223). The light was coming through the clouds even when the clouds were supposed to be blocking it out. Mrs. Mallard wanted her life to end throughout the whole marriage, but she find hope within the sun. Lastly, when Chopin says, "there stood, facing the open window, a comfortable, roomy armchair. Into this she sank, pressed down by a physical exhaustion that haunted her body and seemed to reach into her soul” (223). The armchair in her bedroom symbolizes rest and tiredness of her life before the death of Mr. Mallard.…show more content…
First, when Mrs. Mallard’s sister, Josephine, is worried that she is going to make herself ill, but the crazy part is that she is happy that her secretly unhappy marriage was over, this shows situational and dramatic irony. The second example of situational irony would be when Mr. Mallard dies and Mrs. Mallard cries of joy. In most cases when a significant other passes you would be heart broken, but not her. She starts to smile just thinking about the new life that she was going to have. Lastly, another example of situation irony is when Mr. Mallard walks through the door and Mrs. Mallard dies. The readers all thought that the story was just going to be about a husband dying and the wife coping with the situation, but Mr. Mallard lives
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