Calixta's Marriage In The Storm By Kate Chopin

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The incredibly gifted author, Kate Chopin, expresses the irony of Calixta’s marriage in her story The Storm. Women were expected to have certain roles during the 19th century, and she addresses the real truth behind women's thoughts and actions with no concern to what society thought was correct. Chopin contrasts power, class, and morals among women during the 19th century. Women having power was a topic that many were opposed to during her lifetime. In "The Storm", Chopin contrasts power between the wife and husband. Society has portrayed men as those who have more power over women. However, Kate Chopin showed otherwise. She mentions in her story how the husband, Bobint, came home scared to approach his wife. "He scraped the mud off
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