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Scandal Within The Storm By Kate Choplin

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Infidelity and betrayal were prominent problems in Kate Chopins book The Storm that depict real life issues. In this essay I intend to address the point of how detrimental the topic of sex was in Choplins The Storm and compare and contrast it to how it is displayed in James Carr “Dark end of the Street”. These to pieces compare because they are about infidelity and betrayal to a loved one. However, these two pieces also differ in some ways like how the cheater feels after what has been done. Whether it is gratification or regret.
Infidelity plays a huge role in the book The Storm by Kate Chopins. The book is mainly about a major storm that hits in Louisiana causing many people to be trapped ...view middle of the document...

To begin, we find that in the book and the song both the characters really felt the need to commit infidelity. Even though they know they are doing the wrong thing, they continue to steal moments away from each other knowing what they have done cannot be taken back. Another interesting fact is that both pieces are taken place during a dark or dangerous time. In the story the infidelity happened during a life threatening storm that many people feared. In the book the artist gave a metaphor that they always met “at the dark end of the street”. To me, I think this shows that both the author and artist are trying to set the mood of the listener into a negative or dreary place to help get the message across about how infidelity is not a positive or happy thing for others, and is a bad decision to make.
While these pieces have many things a like they also have aspects that can be contrasted. One significant contrast I noticed is that in the book The Storm the man Alcee wanted to cheat and liked what he was doing. This was proved when he wrote a letter to his wife telling her that it was fine with him if she stayed longer on her trip that she was on. This proves that this character did not care for his significant others feelings that she would one day find out that he betrayed him. However, in the...

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