The Role Of Women In Kate Chopin's 'The Storm'?

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Marriage has been well-known to be customarily dominated by the male while the female is anticipated to be submissive in all forms. In the late 1800 's women were not expected to express their discontent in marriage. Matrimony was acknowledged to be the "happily ever after" without a doubt. Kate Chopin was an independent widow after her husband 's death, she decided to be the voice of the woman of that period thru writing stories about exactly how the women felt intimidated and confined sexually and spiritually to their marriage. In fact humanity at that time did not allow for women to be open-minded. On page 630 Chopin stated "The society was agreeable; many of her old friends and acquaintances were at the bay. And the first free breath since her marriage seemed to restore the pleasant liberty of her maiden days." From that statement one can infer that she felt free at last after her marriage seemed to re-establish. In the story "The Storm," which was not published instantly until after Chopin death, due to its sexual content this helps to establish the reader 's mind to the time when…show more content…
In this case, Calixta was incapable to fulfill society 's standards of desirable quality, regardless of her purity by her love Alcee. We are always liable to criticize others instead of trying to comprehend the reason of the problem. For example, in this case “The Storm” is what causes Calixta and Alcee to have sexual relations, stating the fact that the storm is very destructive and terrifying, but later the terror is gone and is replaced by desire and as a result she loses her self-esteem due to her inner fear. In Calixta 's case, she knew this was never going to happen again since they had already chosen their own separate
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