The Awakening

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Mr. Pontellier's Irony

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"Come go along, Lebrun," he proposed to Robert. But Robert admitted quite frankly that he preferred to stay where he was and talk to Mrs. Pontellier.
"Well, send him about his business when he bores you, Edna," instructed her husband as he prepared to leave. (Chopin, Ch. 1)

Why is the above passage ironic?

A

Robert does bore Edna.

B

Mr. Pontellier is the one who bores Edna.

C

Mr. Pontellier never spends time with Edna.

D

Mr. Pontellier needs others to entertain Edna.

E

It is not ironic.