Kate Chopin's "The Storm" is a grounded and interesting meditation on what true happiness is and deals with the dangers of temptation and dirty secrets. The longing for freedom where oppression lies may be too good for the faint of heart, especially when a certain opportunity opens up for that little taste. The storm will probably linger over this family for the rest of their lives, continuously raining
Throughout the short story it can be assumed that Aanakwad was in love with the grandfather at some point, but, her love, like a cloud, drifted from the grandfather to the other man. Aanakwad “…filled with storms” and devastated everything in her path (Erdrich 391). The storm enabled the sister to claim Aanakwad’s figure over her children, which leads to shock when the storm claims the sister. The shawl was a memento of the sister’s motherly figure symbolizing the peaceful past.
The characters in the play Othello by William Shakespeare and the short story “The Storm” by Kate Chopin, refuse to take blame for their unfaithful actions by blaming external forces. Although, the main characters, Othello and Calixta, are fairly powerful characters, they seek comfort in knowing their actions were determined for them. In the short story “The Storm” the main characters Calixta and Alcee try to make their adultery seem amoral by accusing the inevitably of their fate. Their sexual intercourse happens due to the violent storm that keeps Calixta’s husband and son captive in a small market.
They are to blame for the saddening ending to this tragic love story. If the Montague and Capulet families had gotten over their childish rivalry, than neither of them would've had to lose their children. The last sentence of the opening prologue in Romeo and Juliet is "Doth with their death bury their parents' strife. " I think that the parent's had realized that their war was not worth it. However, this means that the only thing holding them back was their parent's strife, so if they had settled it earlier, they could've lived happily.
She admits, “Her marriage to Leonce Pontellier was purely an accident, in this respect resembling many other marriages which masquerade as the decrees of Fate…closing the portals forever behind her upon the realm of romance and dreams” (Chopin 18). In marrying Leonce, Edna abandoned her hopes for love and adventure. Although she thought that she would outgrow her childish desires, Edna still yearned for something more in her life. She did not fit her role as a housewife, “In short, Mrs. Pontellier was not a mother-woman… They were women who idolized their children, worshiped their husbands” (Chopin 10), Edna is not one of them.
Once Curley’s wife came into Crooks’ room, all the positive outlook and the dream faded away. She picked out his weakness and forced Crooks to submit to her will. After constantly having everyone put him down because of his race, he no longer believes in himself; his new hope extinguishes easily by her. Also, it barely takes any time for him to back out. On page 83, Crooks said, Talking about the dream only lasts about a day for Crooks; he never lets himself have time to ponder over the best decision for him.
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak and Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury are two books in which the duo of Death and War have an omnipresent influence. War being the powerful wife with all the power and Death being the quiet husband who would not dare to defy his wife. The Book Thief and Fahrenheit 451 are two of their many children. And their parent's influence is ever-present throughout them. Hence wherever there is war, there is death, and apparent factor in both Fahrenheit 451 and The Book Thief; however, the reactions from each protagonist toward these topics drastically change the outcomes of both novels.
While defying society's standards Edna Pontellier proved how different she was from Adèle. Leonce displays his frustration with how his wife, Edna, treats him, “He thought it very discouraging that his wife, who was the sole object of his existence, evinced so little interest in things which concerned him, and valued so little his conversation” (Chopin 6). Encircling the Pontelliers’ marriage was dissatisfaction due to Edna’s rejection of her duties as a mother and wife. Although Adèle has a disconnection with Edna’s personality she still displays friendliness while staying true to her own nature. Adèle is the epitome of what society considers an ideal woman, which helps show how different she is from Edna, “Many of them were delicious in the role; one of them was the embodiment of every womanly grace and charm.
If Hester keeps refusing to reveal her secret lover she could perish from the sun’s neglect because the sun is what makes life possible. Hester sinned but her greatest punishment isn’t from her actual sin it’s from secrecy. Hester had a baby, named Pearl- a human symbol of the “A”- and when she grew older she would walk with her mother in the woods. One day as they were walking Pearl said to Hester “the sunshine does not love you. It runs away and hides itself, because it is afraid of something on your bosom,” (Hawthorne 174).
The metaphor “The Storm” reflects on Calixta’s underlying sexual urge, which resulted in her poor marital relationship with her husband. The storm becomes more intense and powerful with Calixta’s actions throughout the reading, which perhaps leads to the mysterious ending. The story begins with Bobint and Bibi, Calixta’s husband and three-year-old son, at a store probably far from home with the storm brewing in the background. Bobint points to the passing “sombre clouds that
Throughout history, the equality of women to men has been regarded as a social taboo. It was a universal understanding that women were always subordinate to their dominant males. Pre Modern Greece expressed these views through their social expectations, hierarchical structures and general lack of acceptance. This ubiquitous truth for this society was challenged in Homer’s The Odyssey, with his strongly developed and diverse female cast.