Kate Chopin's Short Story 'The Storm'

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The short story “The Storm” by Kate Chopin takes part in topics that were not openly spoken of like infidelity. The story revolves around Calixta taking Alcee into her home during “The Storm” which leads to their steamy affair. “The Storm” symbolizes their adulterous acts. The more their relationship intensifies the worse the storm gets. The First signal of adultery began when the storm gets introduced. As soon as the storm is introduced Alcee appears and ask Calixta if she can come in. She replays with a “startled” voice which shows she still has some type of emotions geared toward him. She was nervous the moment she saw him. Kate Choppin describes the story in a way that shows theres some type of tension between them both.Alcee snatches Calixta near him as she looks back, she then goes back and right away asks where her child could be. This demonstrates that Calixta is having blended emotions with the circumstances. Which is the reason she gets detached yet does not tell Alcee to control himself yet like nothing had happened.…show more content…
The storm is brimming with power, incessant power, this spark in the middle of Calixta and Alcee which threatens to blind them and cannot be denied. The storm is described many times as "stiflingly hot" (Choppin 532) which can be used to describe a affair.Calixta gets close to the window wiping away the dampness. Alcee joins her however as they look out the window the rain falls in "sheets obscuring the view of far-off cabins and enveloping the distant wood in a gray mist" (Choppin

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