The Story Of An Hour Tone

What is the tone of "The Story of an Hour"?

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I would say its tone is melancholy. The unrecognized-or unspoken-unhappiness that seems to rule her life is realized only upon word of her husband's demise, and swiftly taken away again at his arrival.

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I would say the tone is one of ironic detachment. We stay emotionally distant from what's going on, as if viewing the story from a great distance, even as Mrs. Mallard's life changes, then ends.

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