• Analyzing The Storm Calixtaand Alcee
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    The setting in this story creates the perfect environment for an adulterous affair. In Kate Chopin's 'The Storm', Chopin not only creates the perfect setting but also uses the setting as a symbol of the affair. Most likely occurring in the late 1800's and taking place in the deep South, the story gives an account of an adulterous affair between Calixta, wife to Bobinot and mother to four year old Bibi, and Alcee, husband to Clarissa, during a terrible rain storm. The presence of the storm is not...
  • The Storm Feminine Sexual
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    "The Storm" may be interpreted as a condemnation of societal constraints upon feminine sexuality. As Calixta "unfastened her white sac que at the throat" she was taking off chains of oppression of her sexuality. When Calixta "nervously began to gather up from the floor the lengths of a cotton sheet which she had been sewing" she is putting her duties away for pleasure and is finally going to fulfill her birthright for passionate sex. In "The Storm" Calixta is a shameless married woman who "lifte...
  • Feelings For Alcee Calixta Story Characters
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    The short story 'The Storm'; by Kate Chopin, deals with the subject of adultery. The story takes place in the early 1900's. There are two main characters, Calixta (the wife) and Alcee (the former lover). Alcee must take refuge from a passing storm in Calixta's house, while he is there the two end up making love while Calixta's husband and son have to wait out the storm at the local store. By doing this Chopin implies the theme that is, adultery is natural and does not necessarily have negative c...
  • What Will Calixta Do Oh What Will She Do
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    In the story "The Storm", Calixta is the mother of a young boy and the wife of man who seems to be a wonderful husband. Bobinot, the husband, and Bibi, the child, go to the store and become stranded there as a storm passes through. What Calixta didn't know was that she was going to get a visit from a friend, whom she hasn't seen for a long period of time, while her family is at the store. As the storm begins, Alcee, the friend, approaches Calixta's home and asks permission to wait on the gallery...
  • Kate Chopin's The Storm
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    A Storm Within the Storm There are two storms in Kate Chopin's "The Storm." The first happens as Bobinot (Calixta's husband) and Bibi (Calixta's son) are at Freidheimer's store. Unable to walk home in such a downpour, they remain there waiting for the storm to pass. Meanwhile, "Calixta, at home, felt no uneasiness for their safety" (108). Preparing for the storm, Calixta goes to gather the clothes on the line outside. "As she stepped outside, Alcee Laballiere rode in at the gate. She had not se...
  • Literary Analysis The Storm
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    The plot of the story 'The Storm' by Kate Chopin is a conventional everyday plot. The story would not be so interesting if it weren't for the last line of the story; 'So the storm passed and everyone was happy.' What did she mean by the closing line? My interpretation of the story is that she meant the rocky part of both Calixta and Alcee's marriage had passed along with the storm. Both Alcee and Calixta cheated on their spouse, however, they both knew that when the stor was over they would retu...
  • Calixta Alcee Storm Family
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    1. Her personality is implied through her reactions and feelings throughout the story. Calixta was a caring and worrisome mother. When the storm came she was standing at the window watching, lightning struck a nearby tree and she exploded in emotion for the safety of her husband, child, and herself. That would be her most significant trait. She is also very family orientated. Although she had a unfaithful encounter with Alcee, she knew her family was more important. This is evident by the last ...
  • The Storm Sexuality And Passion
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    Kate Chopin's short story 'The Storm'; describes an encounter of infidelity between two lovers during a brief thunderstorm. The story alludes to the controversial topic of women's sexuality and passion, which during Chopin's time no one spoke about much less wrote about. So controversial was 'The Storm,' ; that it was not published until after her death in eighteen ninety-nine. The story is broken up into five sections, each filled with small clues and hints that reflect her message. In short, K...
  • The Storm By Kate Chopin
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    Is Bad Weather an Excuse for Deceit In the story "The Storm", Kate Chopin plots a situation in which two people surrender to their physical desires. Chopin wrote fiction stories in the late 19 th century. She was condemned due to the immorality presented in her work. At her times, woman was considered to be very innocent, and always faithful to her husband. In Chopin's work one sees a totally different view of a woman's behavior. She is not a popular writer of her era because of her crude works...
  • Mrs Mallard Calixta Marriage Literature
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    The Unjust Classification of Literature The content of literature has been criticized and classified throughout history. Occasionally, stories become known as immoral literature in the eyes of society. This can be damaging both to sales of the book and the reputation of the author. Kate Chopin wrote two stories that are examples of literature deemed immoral by society. "The storm" and "The Story of an Hour" were written and the end of the nineteenth century. A time without many liberal opinions...
  • The Storm Calixta And Alcee
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    The Storm In Kate Chopin's short story "The Storm," the narrative surrounds the brief affair of two individuals, Calixta and Alcee. Many people don't see the story as a condemnation of infidelity, but rather as an act of human sexuality. This essay argues that "The Storm" may be interpreted as a specific act of sexuality and passion joined with a condemnation of its repression by society. If one is to attempt to interpret "The Storm," it becomes necessary to examine the conditions of the surroun...
  • Kate Chopin's Short Story The Storm
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    In Kate Chopin's short story "The Storm", the narrative surrounds the brief extramarital affair of two individuals, Calixta and Alc e. Many critics do not see the story as a condemnation of infidelity, but rather as an affirmation of human sexuality. This essay argues that "The Storm" may be interpreted as a specific affirmation of feminine sexuality and passion co joined with a condemnation of its repression by the constraints of society. If one is to attempt to interpret "The Storm", it become...
  • Storm Calixta Bobinot Alcee
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    Judy Dear March 17, 2000 Critical Essay III English 1123 C Passionate Storms Kate Chopin's The Storm, is a story filled with metaphorical references between a thunderstorm of rain and a thunderstorm of passion. Calixta, Bobinot, and Bibi led, what one would assume to be, a rather normal life. While Bobinot and Bibi are in town shopping they notice a storm approaching, and Bobinot, who was accustomed to converse on terms of perfect equality with his little son, called the childs attention to cert...
  • The Storm Calixta Alcee Heart
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    The Ironic Storm After reading 'The Storm' by Kate Chopin, we see the irony not only in the title and the setting but in the internal soul of Calixta. As the storm approaches suddenly in the sky, it also approaches without warning for Calixta. Unfortunately she was unable to lock up her heart as she did her house. Just like the storm outside, M'si eur Alcee rumbles into her house as well as into her heart. And as unpredictable the storm is, Alcee and Calixta are. Ironically enough as the storm ...
  • Normal Wife Calixta Story Storm
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    The purpose of this paper is to analyze The Storm by Kate Chopin. In this paper we will look at the setting, atmosphere, plot, character, foreshadowing, symbolism and theme of this story. Setting and Atmosphere This story is set on a sultry afternoon in south Louisiana near Biloxi. The body of the story takes place in Calixta's home during a fierce summer storm. The atmosphere is charged with electricity and sexual tension caused by the storm and the unexpected arrival of Alce Laballire who Cal...
  • Passion A Storm Bobinot Calixta Story
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    As a storm approaches, there is a sense of electricity in the air that makes us feel alive because we know that when the storm climaxes, there will be no control. However, once the storm passes, everything is back to normal. The craziness is gone, and the sun shines once again, and everything seems brand new. This is passion. Kate Chopin parallels a natural storm and the unexpected, overwhelming emotional storm between two people in her short story, "The Storm." She uses symbolism to depict that...
  • The Storm By Kate Chopin
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    The Storm is a story with much symbolism and irony. The actual storm is what most of the irony is based on. In this story I believe that the storm represents the character Calixta, Alcee, and their relationship. First, the storm is in many ways like the character Calixta. Like a storm, Calixta began as quiet, calm and un threatening to man. But as her passion began to brew, she became electric and powerful; a force driven by nature, as inefficient at controlling her own desires as a storm is at ...
  • A Good Man Is Hard To Find The Storm
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    Of the two stories I read, one being The Storm by Kate Chopin and the other being A Good Man Is Hard To Find by Flannery O'Connor, I found that each had characters with moral dilemmas. In both, the setting played a role in these dilemmas but in different ways. In The Storm, the bad weather was the set-off to and unpredicted intimacy while in A Good Man Is Hard To Find, the setting seems to be focused around a family's vacation and their encounter with a criminal. In the following paragraphs, I w...
  • Husband And Son Alcee Storm Calixta
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    Analyses of The Storm As a child, Kate Chopin lost her father in a train wreck, so she did not have a male figure growing up. Chopin grew up with three strong, independent women whom were a great influence on her life. From them, she learned to be independent. She asserted this independence by acting in ways that were un lady-like for a woman in her time. Chopin also disagreed with the patriarchal rules that sought to control women s inner life, rules that condemned a woman s sexual desires (pp...
  • Calixta And Alcee Storm Chopin Story
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    Analyzing "The Storm.' The Analyzing "The Storm.' Essay, Research Paper The setting in this story creates the perfect environment for an adulterous affair. In Kate Chopin's "The Storm", Chopin not only creates the perfect setting but also uses the setting as a symbol of the affair. Most likely occurring in the late 1800's and taking place in the deep South, the story gives an account of an adulterous affair between Calixta, wife to Bobinot and mother to four year old Bibi, and Alcee, husband to ...