The Strom: Amoral and Immoral Essay

661 Words May 5th, 2013 3 Pages
Bruno Melofiro Prof. La Puma
Due 2/14/13 ENG1121 Tu-Th 11:30

3. Write an essay arguing that “The Storm” is (or is not) immoral, or (a different thing) amoral.
Kate Chopin’s story “The Storm” was written in 1989. However, this story was surely very much ahead of its time, as Chopin never found a publisher for it during her lifetime due to the immoral and graphic content of it. “The Storm” was not published until 1969, sixty-five years after her death. Although in current times stories such as these are common and hardly controversial, in the late 1800s themes of adultery and sex were largely frowned upon and no respectable magazine would ever dare publish such work. As time progresses, so do our tolerance for
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It is worth noting that Calixta is not the only character in this story to commit adultery. Alcee is married to Clarisse. It is inferred that much like Calixta’s and Bobinot’s marriage, there is no sexual chemistry in between them and thus he is on the same position as Calixta, not any worse or better, he also believes no wrong has come of this encounter and no regret is shown. Some people will argue that love and sex do not go necessarily have to go hand in hand, and that Calixta and Alcee have done no damage by having a sexual encounter with each other because it is obvious that even though they love their spouses, there is no sexual passion in between the two couples, and that whatever happened between the two of them was no more than carnal desire and lust. However, every relationship’s founding pillar is respect, you cannot truly respect and care for someone if you are succumbing to you desires with giving it as much as a second thought, especially when they are trying to make you feel appreciated and loved by buying you the things that you like. In conclusion, although there is an argument that “The Storm” was really a story about rekindled love more than one of lies and immorality, at the end, the dishonesty of adultery and lying is not something that should be taken lightly. Calixta may not feel remorse for her actions right after she has done wrong, but

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