Comparing Story Of An Hour, Desiree's Baby, By Kate Chopin

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Kate Chopin: Women against Oppression For many years, women were taught that their role in life was restricted to doing certain things such as tend to the children and cater to their husbands every need. The late Kate Chopin, is well-known for her stories during the late 1800’s on women against oppression. The stories that will be discussed is “The Story of an Hour”, “Desiree’s Baby” and “The Storm”. The women in these stories show how women obey the rules of being a woman who must obey their husbands wishes. The actions and decisions of these women show how they put their own desires and happiness aside to satisfy their husband needs, yet some take a little step outside of the “norm”. In “The Story of an Hour”, written by Kate Chopin, demonstrates…show more content…
While away at the store, Bobinot draws Bibi “attention to certain somber clouds that were rolling with sinister intention from the west, accompanied by a sullen, threatening roar.” [926] A storm was approaching and it was coming fast, so they had to stay inside the store until the storm passes over. Meanwhile at the house, Calixta notices that the storm is approaching along with Alcee towards the house. She began to gather up the laundry outside of the house because the wind started to blow even harder, as she was heading inside Alcee asks “May I come in and wait on your gallery till the storm is over, Calixta?” [927] Alcee did not have anywhere to go until the storm passes and he knew he could not be able to beat it on his horse; however, the storm was strong so Calixta invited him inside. Calixta began to worry about Bobinot and Bibi’s whereabouts, and Alcee did everything he could to console her. He says “Let us hope, Calixta, that Bobinot’s got sense enough to come in out of a cyclone.” [927] Alcee consoled Calixta, while doing so water began to come in from under the door so they stopped up the door so water could not get in. Well Calixta, “She was a little fuller f figure than five years before when she was married; but she had lost nothing of her vivacity. Her blue eyes still retained their melting quality.” [927] Calixta was a little thicker than before she had gotten married and still maintained her beauty that Alcee remembered. Alcee began to hold Calixta, which led to him to kissing her and asking “Do you remember- - in Assumption, Calixta?” [928] Alcee wanted Calixta to remember the time in Assumption, in which they had kissed before. After a while, Calixta and Alcee ends up having a spontaneous affair until “the growl of the thunder was distant and passing.” [929] They had fallen asleep as the rain eased up; however, they

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