The story “Roman Fever”, by Edith Wharton, is about two women and the relationship that they have established over a long period of friendship. These women, Mrs. Ansley and Mrs. Slade, have practically grown up with together and they think that they know pretty much everything about one another. But as the story progresses, they realize that there is more and more that they have not told each other. Edith Wharton uses different
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ironies to tie her story together and to make it interesting for her reader. If it were not for the ironies that she uses, the story would be as fluent as it is or be as easy to understand. Although the reader does not understand most of these ironies until the end of the story, once they do catch them it makes the story come together and it even makes the story a bit humorous.