The Love Triangle Theory is a theory discussed in English Class that measures if two people have consummate love for each other (Everett). There are three legs in the Love Triangle theory. The first leg is intimacy. Does the couple have a friendship? They might have a marriage, but are they friends with each other? The second leg of the triangle is commitment. This means the couple is only with each other. They are sexually exclusive and do not involve anyone else in their sexual affairs. The last leg of the Love Triangle is passion. The two people are sexually fulfilled in their relationship and do not seek other people’s company. They don’t allow or encourage sexual advances from others and are completely committed to each other. “The Storm” is a story that argues that Love is stronger and should cut through class restrictions (Everett).
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...that Bobinot works on for at the end of the story it says, “three seated themselves at table they laughed much and so loud that anyone might have heard them as far away as Laballire 's” (Chopin 282). In another example it states that, “Alcee Laballire rode in at the gate” (Chopin 280). Alcee is rich enough to afford a horse whereas Bobinot was forced to walk if he wished to travel somewhere as stated near the end of the story when, “Bobinot and Bibi, trudging home” (Chopin 282). This all goes to show that Calixta had loved a rich man and married a poorer man who was from her same class. In this story, even though Calixta and Alcee love each other, they cannot marry each other because they are from different classes and it would be an unproductive business opportunity. Yet, they do have an affair in an effort to fulfill their sexual desires which transcends marriage.
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