Essay The And The Gilded Six Bits By Zora Neale Hurston

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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 within both of these stories. Character’s actions during and after committing infidelity immediately describe how the characters are as a person. Both stories are different when it comes to the setting and tone, yet both stories share similarities in the action the characters’ commit, narrative structure and the theme.
The author’s narrative structure starts by describing the setting first in “The Strom” and “The Gilded Six-Bits”. The characters might had committed the same actions but their environment was not the same. Missie May in “The Gilded Six-Bits” lived in Florida in which the narrator describes as “a Negro yard around a Negro house in a Negro settlement” letting the reader understand that in Missie May’s neighborhood is an African American neighborhood (Hurston 284). The narrator adds on to talk about the flowers “blooming cheerily from their helter-skelter places” affirming that it was a nice neighborhood (284). In Chopin’s short story, “The Storm” takes place in Friedheimer’s store, also in Bobinôt and Calixta’s home. Bobinôt and Bibi are at the Friedheimer’s store and Bibi is at the store worried about Calixta suggesting “Mama’ll be ‘fraid, yes,” (Chopin 280). Bibi adds anxiety to himself and the environment in which they are in by worrying about his mother. The mood at home changes as Calixta has a “greatly disturbed look on her face”…

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