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  • Terrible Storm Chopin
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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...
  • Three Short Stories
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    The Comparison of Three Short Stories by Kate Chopin In the three short works, "Ripe Figs,"The Story of an Hour", and "The Storm", Kate Chopin has woven into each an element of nature over which no one has control. She uses short time spans to heighten impact and bring her stories to quick conclusions. She displays attitudes in her characters in two of her stories which may have been very controversial at the time they were written. "Ripe Figs" is the shorter of the three, covering a summer in a...
  • Second 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 see...
  • Kate Chopin's Short Story The Storm
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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...
  • Sexual Desires
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    Criticism of The Storm by Kate Chopin While it has traditionally been men who have attached the 'ball and chain' philosophy to marriage, Kate Chopin gave readers a woman's view of how repressive and confining marriage can be for a woman, both spiritually and sexually. While many of her works incorporated the notion of women as repressed beings ready to erupt into a sexual a hurricane, none were as tempestuous as The Storm. Kate Chopin was a woman whose feminist viewpoints were far ahead of her t...
  • Circumstance And Chopin's Short Story
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    #1) If one were to look up realism in the thesaurus, romanticism will be found as the antonym. However in the works of Harriet Prescott Spofford and Kate Chopin these two elements go hand in hand. Focusing on Spofford's short story, "Circumstance", and Chopin's short story, "The Storm", these two selections maintain a smooth transition between realism and romanticism. In Harriet Prescott Spofford's "Circumstance" she tells of a woman who is visiting a sick neighbor. Where they live neighbors are...
  • Storm And Sudden Passion Effect Calixta
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    "The Storm"The Storm" by Kate Chopin is a great literary example of the use of setting. Chopin uses setting to not only influence the readers senses, but also, to illustrate the actions and feelings of her characters. Chopin uses a great choice of short descriptive words to describe her setting such as: " [W] hile the storm burst. It shook the wooden store and seemed to be ripping great furrows in the distant field" (Chopin, 96), and "The rain beat on the low, shingled roof with a force and clat...
  • Idea Of Being Alone With Alcee
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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....

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