In Kate Chopin’s “The Story of an Hour,” did the doctors get it right at the end of the story when they said that Louise died of a “…joy that kills”? Are the doctors referring to the same “monstrous joy”?

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The doctors were right. In her delicate heart condition, she died from a joy that kills. Her extreme joy at the thought of freedom suddenly led to extreme sadness at her husband’s return and her loss of potential individual freedom.

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