Calixta is the wife of Bobinot, also the mother of their four year old son Bibi. The day the storm brewed in she was preoccupied sewing, unaware of the rolling clouds. Calixta obliviously did not worry for the boys’ safety in the storm, as Bobinot and Bibi were away in town. She was a caring wife and mother though. As soon as she realized the situation she rushed outside to grab her husband’s trousers and such hanging on a linen line to save from the rainfall. There outside was where she saw Alcee Laballiere. With good intentions she let Alcee wait out the storm on her porch. Though the severity of the rain led Alcee to proceed inside, Calixta could not help but fear for the well being of her husband and son. As the hard sheets of rain pounded the shingles, she became more afraid and concerned for young Bibi and hoped they were safe. Looking out at the storm, Calixta began to cry and staggered backwards into Alcee’s surrounding arms. ‘“Bonte!” she cried, releasing herself from his encircling arm and retreating from the window,’ (533). She ...
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...much and so loud that anyone might have heard them as far away as Laballiere’s” (534). On the other hand, Alcee Laballiere can also be considered as a dynamic character. After his acts of infidelity, he wrote a very loving letter to his wife. Alcee had a change of heart and unselfishly requested her stay away for a little longer, if that would make her happy. He continued and wrote, “though he missed them, he was willing to bear the separation a while longer-realizing that their health and pleasure were the first thing to be considered” (534). Alcee realized that his care and love for his wife was greater than his selfish needs that would detract her from something that made her happy.
Reesman, Jeanne. "The Storm." The Norton Anthology of American Literature. By Nina Baym and Arnold Krupat. 7th ed. Vol. C. New York: W. W. Norton &, 2007. 531-34. Print.
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