Reading response: How is irony used in this story? How is the wallpaper used as a symbol for the life of the narrator?

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Irony can defined in several ways. For this short story, it would probably be wise to focus on situational irony, which is defined as an event that is the opposite of what one might expect to happen in a given situation. The primary application of situational irony here is that the "rest cure" the narrator’s husband prescribes to her actually ends up making the narrator’s mental health condition worsen over time. The captivity of living in the attic bedroom of the country house leaves the narrator at the mercy of her obsessive thoughts. When she tries to tell her...

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