Rain, Rain, Go Away
"Here's what I think: weather is never just weather. It's never just rain." - Thomas C. Foster, How to Read Literature Like a Professor - Chapter 10
I could not agree more with this statement. In literature, rain always means something. Take, for example, the famous classic, The Great Gatsby. When Gatsby and Daisy are left alone inside of Nick Carraway's home, it is pouring down rain, but when Nick returns back to the house, it is sunny. A side note - when he leaves them there, things are incredibly awkward between the two, and neither is making much conversation with the other. However, when he returns, they seem much happier and conversing with each other.
You gotta love how a little bit of precipitation can do so much...