The Storm Themes
Little Words, Big Ideas
"The Storm" is risqué by any generation's standards, but particularly for the time it was written, at the end of the 19th century. With one exception, the characters are all sexualized, mature, kn...
Women and Femininity
"The Storm" showcases two similar yet different wives and mothers. Both are involved with the same man, both seem invested in caring for their families, and both dream of the time, not so long ago,...
We're often taught that cheating is wrong – on a test, in a marriage, whatever. We think of it as being dishonest, or as a kind of sin. "The Storm" is not so black and white, though. Yes, Calixta...
Man and the Natural World
In "The Storm," the people and the world around them are experiencing the same brief, exciting, and dangerous event: the storm. Calixta and Alcée experience it differently than the others; for the...
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