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  • Calixta's Feelings For Alcee
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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...
  • Storm Alcee Left And Bobinot And Bibi
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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...
  • Intensity Of The Storm
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    The Storm The title of this story suggests a metaphorical connection between the storm outside and the storm of emotions going on in the individuals Calixta and Alcee. The intensity of their sexual act inside the house follows the pattern of the storm outside. Their passion climaxes and diminishes with the storm. They are left replenished and fresh just like nature. The storm outside had been brewing for some time, just as it had been brewing between Calixta and Alcee. They tried to deter the st...
  • Alcee's And Calixta's Marriage
    503 words
    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 ret...
  • Alcee Into The House To The Point
    523 words
    To write a story, an author must take in consideration all aspects of the world he is creating for us to imagine. Choplin's 'The Storm'; however, takes the setting of a story to a different level, the setting can be said to take on a life of it's own, and to manipulate the two characters into passion with one another. In 'The Storm'; , Choplin uses the quick intensity of the weather to symbolize, and provoke the relationships and actions of the character's in the story. An author has complete co...
  • Alcee And Calixta
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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 f...
  • Calixta And Alcee
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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 19th 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; ...
  • Storm Passes And Alcee Leaves
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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...
  • Alc E And Calixta As Sexual Beings
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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 Of Passion
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    Judy Dear March 17, 2000 Critical Essay 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 certain ...
  • Alcee Leaves Calixta
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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 r...
  • Calixta's Passionate Interlude With Alce
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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 Cali...
  • Point Calixta And Alcee
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    Marist Criticism/" The Storm" Have you joined the revolution yet Believe it or not there is a revolution going on as we speak. The revolution that I speak about is called the Marxist Revolution; in short it is just a power struggle. The strong side is trying to dominate the opposing weak side. Some authors and scholars used the social and economic theories of Karl Marx in their works. (Karl Marx was the forefather of Marxism and its theories) Marxism has even been used as a type of literary crit...
  • Calm Before A Storm
    634 words
    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 ...
  • Said Bobinot
    386 words
    Nine months later Bobinot came home from Friedheimer's store in an absolute rage. While he was down at the store he ran into Alcee, and Alcee told him about the encounter he had with his wife a while back during the big storm. He told him everything that had happened and how it made him realize that he wanted his wife back. This pissed Bobinot off and sent him into an immediate rage. He began beating Alcee until Mr. Friedheimer came and pulled him off Alcee. By this time it was to late Bobinot h...
  • Idea Of Being Alone With Alcee
    481 words
    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....

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