The Story of an Hour Essay | Deception in "The Storm" and "The Story of an Hour"

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Deception in "The Storm" and "The Story of an Hour"

Summary: In Kate Chopin's "The Storm" and "The Story of an Hour," the common theme for each short story is the deception of marriage.
Thesis: In Kate Chopin's "The Storm" and "The Story of an Hour," the wives seem to share the foul qualities of selfishness, unfaithfulness and confusion.

I. The most common element found within both pieces of literature is that both women seem to be greatly selfish.

A. In "The Story of an Hour," Mrs. Mallard seems to be overwhelmed with joy because of her husband's death.

B. In resemblance to Mrs. Mallard, Calixta, the wife in "The Storm," is also immensely selfish.

II. The second most obvious theme throughout both stories is their unfaithful commitment to the sacrament of marriage.

A. Mrs. Mallard was never physically unfaithful, but mentally and emotionally she lost herself in the idea of her new life without her husband.

B. In opposition of Mrs. Mallard, Calixta acted upon her emotions and became physically unfaithful.

III. In...

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