A Comparison Of 'The Storm And' The Gilded Six-Bits

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In the short stories "The Storm" by Kate Chopin and "The Gilded Six-Bits" by Zora Neale Hurston, infidelity is a clear theme. The characters’ actions during and after committing infidelity immediately describe how the characters are as people. Both stories are different with regards to the setting and attitude, yet both stories share similarities in plot, narrative structure, and the theme.
The authors’ narrative structures start by describing the setting first in "The Storm" and "The Gilded Six-Bits." The characters might have committed the same actions, but their environment is not the same. Missie May in "The Gilded Six-Bits" lived in Florida, which the narrator describes as "a Negro yard around a Negro house in a Negro settlement," letting
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All of the characters ' attitudes change after the affair they commit. Joe wakes up the next morning asking Missie, "ain 't you gonna fix me no breakfus?," almost demanding her to do her daily duties, because even though she cheated on him, she is still his wife (Hurston 288). She gets up quickly and makes him breakfast. At the table, she is not feeling well, so she claims, ”Ah don 't choose none, Ah thank yuh" (288). Her attitude is full of regret and by not eating shows that she is punishing herself. Joe tells Missie May that she "ain 't got no business choppin ' wood," informing the reader by Joe’s attitude that he cares about Missie May even after the affair (289). Calixta, on the other hand, prepares supper after Alcee leaves her house. When her husband and son get home, her attitude changes. During the bad weather, she was scared that something might had happen to Bobinôt and Bibi. When she is with Alcee she is not thinking about Bobinôt nor Bibi. Then, Bobinôt gives the shrimp to Calixta. She reacts by saying "Shrimps! Oh, Bobinôt! you too good fo 'anything!"(Chopin 282). Calixta acts as if nothing happened, shows no regret, and she even kisses her

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