Charile and the Chocolate Factory Essay

767 Words Nov 22nd, 2014 4 Pages
“The Storm”
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 they 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, adultery is natural and does not necessarily have negative consequences. Through out the story the constant changing of imagery plays a great role in the development of characters and their ability to demonstrate the theme.
The subject of adultery was first introduced when Alcee asked Calixta if he
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This also shows that Calixta is having mixed feelings with the situation. Which is the reason she gets loose but does not tell Alcee to control himself but yet like nothing had happened wonders where her son may be, “ Bonte! She cried, releasing herself from his arms encircling arms and retreating to the window… If I only knew were Bibi was!” (125).
Soon after with out any doubt of the characters, Calixta and Alcee make love. Calixta is described to be having no problem with he fact that she is cheating on her husband, “ The generous abundance of her passion…”(125). This sense of Calixta having no regret is seen in more detail as the story comes to a close. As they finish making love, the imagery and descriptions change once again. The rain comes to a stop and the sun comes out to signify that everything is back to normal. When Alcee rides off, he smiles and Calixta “lifted her pretty chin in the air and laughed aloud”(125). This action was a proclamation of her freedom from sexual oppression. Calixta was prepared for sex and embraced it. She is not ashamed of her act and she fulfilled her birthright for passionate sex.
The fact that everything is normal once again does not only lie in the fact of sun reappearing and showing the attitude of both Calixta and Alcee. He leaves the house and they both are described with smiles on their faces. Then finally, Calixta’s husband and son come home and she is happy to see them. She puts supper on the table, and they

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