Transgression In The Storm And We Real Cool

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Transgression is any violation of the law, principle or duty. It is exceeding boundaries and limits as well as sinning. These different acts can affect people in many different ways; they may be detrimental to relationships, families, and friends. ‘'The Storm'' by Kate Chopin, ‘A Good Man is Hard to Find ‘' and "We Real Cool'' are similar in that transgression impacts the characters in theses stories/poems in different negative ways and serve a different purpose.
Adultery, lying, underage drinking, mistrust, and murder are common transgressions in these three pieces of literature. These all serve a different purpose in the stories to symbolize something or prove a point. Overall, in these three stories/poems, the impact affects the characters …show more content…

The actual storm also brings Calixta and Alcee together where they were able to explore their feelings together. The storm is also a terrifying event. Alcee describes it as ‘’a cyclone’’ And Bobinot calls it ‘’somber’’ ‘’sinister’’ and ‘’threatening.’’ Also, the rain was described as ‘’coming down in crashing torrents.’’ The storms force and passion could is quite similar to the passion or feelings shared between Calixta and Alcee. The storm represents the sexual feelings that are formed throughout the story between Alcee and Calixta. For an example the line; ‘’ A bolt struck a tall chinaberry tree at the edge of the field. It filled all visible space with a blinding glare and the crash seemed to invade the very boards they stood upon.'' The color white was mentioned several times throughout the story. Usually white is associated with purity or chastity, in this story, it's the opposite. For an example, ‘' Calixta wears a "white sacque at the throat" which showcases "her white neck" and "her round, white throat and her whiter breasts.’’ Again white is mention in the line, in the bedroom lies a "white, monumental bed" where she displays "the generous abundance of her passion, without guile or trickery, like a white flame.'' The white mentioned in the story might refer to like the sexual passion that is ongoing in the story. Calixta and Alcee both cheat on their spouses with each other in

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