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"The Storm" By Kate Chopin (Fiction)

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The essay of "The Storm", written by Kate Chopin, illustrates a story of one woman and one man drawn to each other by lust. Situated together by a storm, Calixta, the woman in this essay and "very married woman" has no choice but to let in an old friend and once loved companion out of the pouring rain. As a result, old flames spark a maybe-new relationship between the two. This essay is an alternative twist to many other stories dealing with unfaithfulness and infidelity, given that men are more prone to being accused of committing adultery with regard to women. This essay shows, no matter what the variables are "when the cat's away the mice will play".Chopin's essay begins with Calixta's ...view middle of the document...

This would be the beginning of a "secret" long time relationship.Alcee Laballiere a long ago friend of Calixta rode in just as the rain was beginning to shower. Calixta hadn't seen him very much every since she had gotten married, and if she did he or she for that matter were never alone. I would assume that if they were ever to see each other out-and-about without their significant other, that maybe they would flirt with each-other but nothing more. I know that if I were to see an ex-girlfriend at a local grocery store and an opportunity presented its self for flirtation I would definitely pursue the opportunity, especially with my more attractive ex-girlfriends, but nothing more. Now that I am happily married, I don't think I could have more than one relationship's, unless I was absolutely certain that I wouldn't be caught and I could continue to get-away with it. At this point in the story Calixta is probable still not thinking about having an affair, maybe the idea of it is starting to surface but is still in the deep end of her conscience.As the rain proceeded to descend, Alcee politely ask his once-beloved, to come in out of the rain into her gallery until the dismissal of the storm. Not wanting to be rude, Calixta politely says yes. Alcee's intensions were to stay right out side her doorway not wanting to actually enter the house. Calixta notices "that he might as well have been out in the open" (Chopin pg. 184). The story then switches over from a different view point to acknowledge Alcee recognition of the story. He notices how much things change over the years and how some things never seem to change. He notices a much fuller of a figure than five years before she was married, but that she had lost none of her vivacity. Alcee also notices something much more enticing besides the beautiful woman standing before him, a bedroom.As they stand in the living area together conversing between each other the storm gradually moves closer and closer, convening along with it a series of flashes and rumbles. Calixta moves toward the window looking outward into the storm with disturbed look on her face, as if she felt uncomfortable with the idea of her and an old-time lover being present together during perfect conditions for menace and...

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