What is the tone of Kate Chopin's "The Storm"? I was going to say sympathetic, however I don't have enough info to back that up.

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I agree with you that the tone of Chopin's "The Storm" is sympathetic. 

One place to find evidence to support your conclusion about tone is in the description.  A speaker's description of characters will usually reveal his/her attitude toward those characters.

In paragraph twelve, the speaker describes Calixta as follows:

She was a little fuller of figure than five years before when she married; but she had lost nothing of her vivacity.  Her blue eyes still retained their melting quality;  and her yellow hair, dishevelled by the wind and rain, kinked more stubbornly than ever about her...

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