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Rhetorical purpose of the storm in "Stickeen"

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Stickeen, John Muir, 1909

Muir, John. Stickeen. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Hardcourt, 1909. Gutenberg.org. The Project Gutenberg. Web. 4 May 2016.

In context, the storm that begins in line 60 and continues throughout the passage can best be described as

A

an allusion to great people of the past.

B

a symbol of the arrogance of those who try to overcome obstacles.

C

a metaphor for the hardships one will find throughout life.

D

an allegory for man's lack of freedom.

E

an ironic statement about perseverance.