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The Storm

The Storm


by Kate Chopin

The Storm Questions

Bring on the tough stuff - there’s not just one right answer.

  1. What would you do if you were in Alcée or Calixta's position?
  2. Do Alcée or Calixta love each other? Does Calixta love her husband?
  3. Do you think Bobinôt ever suspects anything? What about Clarisse?
  4. What, if anything, do you think will be the long-term repercussions of Alcée and Calixta's encounter? Why doesn't Chopin show any repercussions in the story?
  5. Do you think it's a coincidence that Alcée arrives at Calixta's just in time to be trapped there by the storm? What's that all about?
  6. Is what Calixta and Alcée do wrong?

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