What is ironic about Mme. Loisel’s life during the time she and her husband are repaying the debt?
Situational irony involves the interplay between expectations and outcomes, either by the characters within a given story or by the audience following it. To observe true examples of situational irony, you would need to see these expectations reversed in the outcomes that follow. "The Necklace" is famous for its use of this literary device.
Ultimately, I'd argue that, in this case, the situational irony actually works on...
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