The Storm By Kate Chopin Literary Analysis

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A story about two lover’s infidelity, “The Storm” written by Kate Chopin catches every moment of lovers touch in its most natural light. Watching each character, in the story, we can see each of their actions are guided by the storm. Looking at the storm at a reality standpoint, putting ourselves in front of a window we could see that the storm is a frightening affair. Clashing, banging, each thunder kisses the ground again and again. However the approaching storm does not make Calixta afraid, nor does it worry her. Instead she chooses to simply close the doors and windows and then go outside to gather the hanging clothing before they get wet, with not a dread of uneasiness on her mind. As she steps onto the porch, she sees Alcée Laballière…show more content…
In this union of love-making between Alcee and Calixta, there is neither master nor mastered instead it is simply two people who share a common desire of both needing a necessary sexual fulfillment. Alcée is like the sun, a steaming hot creation and Calixta is a “white flame”, something interesting that anyone would want to touch. Both characters were active and passive, “without guilte or trickery” was used to start the affair. Alcee heart was “like a hammer upon” her, Calixta reached her “other hand” to stroke “his muscular shoulders”. They “swoon together at the very borderland of life’s mystery.” Looking upon the frequency of “whiteness” in the literature I assume it would translate to the purity between the acts of sexuality that had occurred here. The "flame" of Calixta's "passion" is "white"; her body in all its ecstasy is "like a creamy lily”. White is the colour a woman wear to her wedding day, or a virgin wears to symbolize the purity she has within herself. However in this contexts it is shown to the audience that there is purity of nature in this action, although to many infidelity is unholy, Kate Chopin shows that it is not only natural but it is…show more content…
When Bobinot and Bibi return home, Calixta is already preparing the dinner, setting the tables, in general being a delighting stereotypical wife in late 1800’s. Walking to the home, Bobinot fears the reaction they will receive from trudging home with mud on their clothing. Bobinôt is ready to defend with apologies and explanations, but Calixta is too thrilled to see her family and is still in a state of joy from the affair that she is overly happy to see the can of shrimps that Bobinôt has brought for her. Instead of feeling any guilt or remorse after the affair, Calixta laughed loud during, after and even when her husband and child came home she was still smiling. She delightfully enjoyed the time Alcee and her had shared together and forgotten about the storm ever being there. She “did not heed the crashing torrents, and the roar of the elements made her laugh as she lay in his arms.” After the affair Alcee mailed to his wife, letting her know that he missed her and his children, messaging her that they were allowed to spend more time apart from him since he only wanted them to have a enjoyable time, a feeling that he was well aware of at this

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