“As she stepped outside, Alcee Laballiere rode in at the gate. She had not seen him very often since her marriage, and never alone” (108). As they both took refuge in the house from the storm outside, the second storm begins to brew. Calixta, scared from the storm, finds herself in Alcee’s arms. “Do you remember-in Assumption, Calixta?
Later in the story those same words in reference to the storm outside, will also be represented symbolically to the storm brewing inside with the love affair. In the beginning of the story Bobinot and his son Bibi stay at a store to let the storm pass by. Calixta, the wife , is at home by herself doing some chores around the house. As the storm starts to approach, Alcee rides in and asks Calixta if he could come in until the storm passes. It starts to rain immediately after he arrives.
It suddenly began to grow dark and she begins to realize the situation. She quickly gets up and starts to prepare for the storm. The moment she steps foot outside, there she sees Alcee and coincidentally ... ... middle of paper ... ...e home even though earlier her passions for her lover ripped through her marriage’s vows like the raging storm ripped through the town. But just like the passing storm, no matter the ferocity, all is calm once it is past and returns to its normal routine. It is through Chopin’s rich description of the storms raging outside and inside that she is able to convey to the readers the feeling that each of her characters feel.
The storm is fierce and powerful as it "shook the wooden store and seemed to be ripping great furrows in the distant field." Descriptions of incessant lightning and depictions of bolts striking a chinaberry tree near Calixta's house give the setting a dangerous quality. Calixta becomes frightened and worries that the house will be struck by lightning. A dramatic situation results when Alcee tries to comfort and reassure Calixta that Bobinot and Bibi are safe at the store and she is safe from the storm's fury. Secondly, two main places make up the setting in "The Storm."
It is the driving force behind the story and the affair. As the storm begins, climaxes and ends so does the affair and the story. From the opening we see that Chopin intends to use the storm to move the story forward. The story begins with Bobinot and Bibi inside the local store. As they attempt to leave they notice storm clouds approaching the town.
Whether it is gratification or regret. Infidelity plays a huge role in the book The Storm by Kate Chopins. The book is mainly about a major storm that hits in Louisiana causing many people to be trapped in their homes. The main characted Calixta is locked in her home by herself worried about her Brother, Bibi and her father Bobinot that are stuck trying to wait out the storm at a local store. While Calixta is at home alone an old boyfriend, Alcee happens to be passing by and gets stuck with her at her house.
(Firtha lesson 2 page 1) Calixta and Alcee had a strong passion for each other. Chopin says: Alcee rides up to her house and asks “if he can take shelter until the storm has passed.”(806) “Come ‘long in, M’sieur Alcee.” “His voice and her own startled her as if from a trance, and she seized Bobinots vest.” (806) Also, Chopin makes it a point to state that “she had not seen him very often since her marriage, and never alone.”(806)Calixta was acting very nervous when Alcee was inside her house. “Calixta nervously began to gather up from the floor the lengths of the cotton sheets she had been sewing.”(Chopin806) She attributed her nervousness to Bobinot and her son Bibi being “out in the storm”(Chopin806), but “She is staring out the window and is startled by the thunder, so Alcee arm encircled her, and she released herself”(Chopin807), instead of saying if only I new where Bobinot and Bibi are, she says “If only I knew w’ere Bibi was.” Likewise, “as she glanced up at him the fear in her liquid blue eyes had given place to a drowsy gleam that unconsciously betrayed a sensuous desire.”(Chopin 807)and “Her lips were as red and moist as pomegranate seed.”... ... middle of paper ... ...put aside all of their social differences and gave in to all of the emotions they had felt for so long. When the storm had passed they found such an amazing freedom, and the way that they viewed the world around them would be forever changed. Works Cited Works cited Assumptionla, assumption parish,history 2007, February 11, 2011 http://assumptionla.com/History http://www.censusfinder.com/_derived/mapla.htm_txt_maplasmall.gif> Censusfinder, nd, February 11, 2011 Chopin, Kate “The Storm” Literature The Human Experience Abcarian, Richard, Marvin, Klotz, Samuel Cohen Bedford/St.Martins 10th ed.
They had noticed the decrease in grass in the area as they had walked the same route for five years. “We can go home and figure out a way to deceive this super villain,” said Benny. “But what if this gets worse?” pondered Billy. “It probably will, but let’s go,” said Benny. “Its about to rain.” When they arrived home, they opened the creaking door right as they heard thunder and the ground rumbled.
In “The Storm,” Chopin depicts characters previously introduced to readers in her story, “At the ‘Cadian Ball”, so there is no need for another set up as to who the characters are. She just jumps right in to the situation at hand. Bibi (a child) and Bobinot (his father) are at a hardware store when they encounter a storm blowing in. In the meantime, Calixta (Bobinot’s wife) is at the house, which is about four miles away, as an old lover, Alcee, rides by and seeks shelter from the storm. He attempts to stay outside, but is driven in by the rain and wind.
Hemingway also uses rain as apart of the scene before Catherine and Henry are about to find out about some terrible news. Before the barman entered their hotel room, Hemingway desribed the weather outside as violent and stormy. “That night there was a storm. I woke up to hear rain lashing the window-panes. It was coming through the windows.” The use of rain in this scene is a warning of the imminent negative news Henry was soon to discover.