Some examples of the use of irony in ‘The Open Window’ are:
- Somehow in this restful country spot tragedies seemed out of place.
- I hope you don’t mind the open window, my husband and brothers will be home directly from shooting, and they always come in this way. So they’ll make a fine mess over my poor carpets. So like you menfolk, isn’t it.
- “A most extraordinary man, a Mr. Nuttel !,” said Mrs. Sappleton.
- “Romance at short notice was her speciality”.