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"The Storm" speaks to the belief that surrendering to passion need not have disastrous consequences, despite what conventional morality suggests. The tryst that Calixta and Alce indulge in is...

Latest answer posted February 11, 2017, 1:40 pm (UTC)

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In Kate Chopin's 1898 short story, The Storm, it's the little things that show how much Bobinôt loves his wife, Calixta. Bobinôt arose and going across to the counter purchased a can of shrimps,...

Latest answer posted September 13, 2019, 1:43 pm (UTC)

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I believe the ending is ironic, but more because the characters are mistaken in their happiness due to their ignorance of other events. At the end of the story, the storm did indeed pass, and...

Latest answer posted July 14, 2019, 2:33 pm (UTC)

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In "The Storm," Kate Chopin implies that sexual fulfillment—even outside marriage—is positive and can improve the strength and happiness of a relationship between two people. Chopin doesn't appear...

Latest answer posted November 9, 2017, 2:53 pm (UTC)

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Kate Chopin’s celebration of the alleged joys of adultery must have been pretty shocking to a contemporary audience. Actually, it’s still pretty shocking today, as we are now more clued-in than...

Latest answer posted July 17, 2020, 10:36 am (UTC)

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I agree with copelmat that the final line of the story would make an excellent title. That final line is extremely ambiguous and perhaps even ironic, and so that title would give you the chance to...

Latest answer posted July 7, 2011, 9:32 am (UTC)

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A major theme in much of Kate Chopin's writing is that of women feeling unhappy and repressed in marriage. So, Calixta's tryst with Alcee represented Calixta taking control of her happiness,...

Latest answer posted July 21, 2009, 12:51 pm (UTC)

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Kate Chopin’s short story “The Storm” describes a short, spontaneous affair between protagonists Calixta and Alcée. Although married to other people, the two share a romantic yet chaste past....

Latest answer posted April 30, 2021, 4:05 am (UTC)

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A bolt of lightning strikes a tree in Calixta's yard, and its "blinding glare and the crash seemed to invade the very boards [Calixta and Alcée] stood upon." It is this flash of white light that...

Latest answer posted February 5, 2018, 12:48 am (UTC)

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When we talk about the "tone" of a story, we are discussing the attitude taken by the narrator towards the subject, themes, and characters. It's the impression we get about the characters based...

Latest answer posted February 25, 2019, 9:30 am (UTC)

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In Kate Chopin’s short story “The Storm,” the love of Bobinôt for his wife Calixta is suggested in a variety of ways, including the following: As the storm approaches, Bobinôt and his young son...

Latest answer posted February 26, 2012, 1:33 pm (UTC)

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Calixta has an illicit sexual affair with Alcee Labelliere because of the sexual tension and passion that seem to overwhelm her desire to be faithful to her husband. Just as the storm outside is...

Latest answer posted June 17, 2020, 9:29 pm (UTC)

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In this "Sequel to the 'Cadian Ball," as the subtitle to Kate Chopin's story reads, the storm that "burst" is used in a metaphoric sense as well as a realistic one. The metaphor of the storm...

Latest answer posted July 16, 2017, 11:06 pm (UTC)

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The plot of a story is comprised of its main events. It refers, essentially, to what happens and the order in which the events take place. In order to give Calixta and Alcee Laballiere the chance...

Latest answer posted November 25, 2019, 2:15 pm (UTC)

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In Kate Chopin's short story, the storm itself only influences the characters' physical convergence, because Alcée has to find refuge inside Calixta's home as the storm approaches. Initially, Alcée...

Latest answer posted October 2, 2018, 6:53 am (UTC)

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With "At the 'Cadian Ball" considered as a prequel to "The Storm," the relationships among the characters certainly assumes greater meaning. Alcee Laballiere is a Creole planter whose rice crop is...

Latest answer posted June 19, 2012, 4:20 am (UTC)

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In "The Storm," the storm itself could be interpreted as a character if the reader personifies the storm as such. In this interpretation, the personified storm comments on, or supplements, the...

Latest answer posted September 20, 2012, 5:53 pm (UTC)

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As far as the plot is concerned, the introduction of the treacherous storm in Part I explains why Bobinot and Bibi are marooned at Friedheimer's store for the afternoon. This stay keeps them away...

Latest answer posted April 15, 2016, 9:41 pm (UTC)

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”The Storm” by Kate Chopin takes place in southern Louisiana. It is possible to tell the setting based on the hints in the story. There is a story that is a prequel to this story: "At the Cadian...

Latest answer posted July 27, 2013, 1:34 am (UTC)

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In addition to the relevance of the title "The Storm" above, this title also symbolizes the tumultuous nature of marriage and physical attraction to others during marriage. We are human...

Latest answer posted August 31, 2008, 12:01 pm (UTC)

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The setting, especially the storm itself, is symbolic. Everything seems calm, knowable, before the storm, but then as the storm develops and grows more intense, so do the feelings of Calixta and...

Latest answer posted February 14, 2018, 12:59 pm (UTC)

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The storm provides the reason for Bobinôt's not returning home, just as it allows for Alcée's stopping for shelter. In its charged energy, the storm also acts as a catalyst for the maelstrom of...

Latest answer posted October 15, 2017, 11:59 pm (UTC)

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Ultimately, when preparing a thesis for an essay, the ideal starting point is actually to think in terms of argumentation and analysis. It might even be helpful to pose questions of the text you...

Latest answer posted February 6, 2021, 3:54 am (UTC)

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Chopin certainly puts the ingredients together for adultery to take place in "The Storm," but the foreshadowing is very subtle, so it definitely sets the reader up to be surprised by Calixta and...

Latest answer posted June 2, 2019, 2:24 am (UTC)

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Kate Chopin makes use of symbols of fecundity early in the story; the imagery of the farm's "furrows," the chickens, the "plows and a harrow," and of course the "big drops of rain" all suggest...

Latest answer posted March 3, 2020, 2:08 pm (UTC)

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Clearly the title of this excellent story relates to both a literal storm and a figurative storm that rages during the course of this story. The two of course are very closely interlinked, and...

Latest answer posted July 29, 2011, 7:45 pm (UTC)

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Chopin uses the storm as a foreshadowing of the coming stormy affair between Alcee and Calixta, and also, a symbol of Calixta's underlying unhappiness in her marriage. There is not much else to...

Latest answer posted July 22, 2009, 12:40 am (UTC)

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I agree with you that the tone of Chopin's "The Storm" is sympathetic. One place to find evidence to support your conclusion about tone is in the description. A speaker's description of...

Latest answer posted April 26, 2010, 10:46 am (UTC)

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There are symbols both prominent and small in Chopin's "The Storm." A small yet interesting symbol in this story is the can of shrimps Bobinot purchases for Calixta. The can of shrimps is a small...

Latest answer posted October 24, 2017, 1:56 am (UTC)

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The storm functions as an excuse for husbands and wives to be separated. The storm also can be considered symbolic of pent-up desire and the natural power of Calixta’s long suppressed yearning for...

Latest answer posted September 27, 2018, 11:54 am (UTC)

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"The Storm" by Kate Chopin attempts to make adultery amoral. Told in third person point of view, the story describes the events of one stormy afternoon. Calixta, the protagonist, stays at home...

Latest answer posted September 9, 2012, 2:35 am (UTC)

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In "The Storm", “Local Color” refers to the specific details of the story that might help the reader develop a better sense of the setting. Because we know that this short story takes place in...

Latest answer posted March 16, 2020, 12:14 am (UTC)

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This paragraph explains, in a rather straightforward way, Calixta's appearance as Alcee grabs a hold of her at her house during the storm. It is filled with imagery and vivid descriptions, written...

Latest answer posted October 15, 2009, 10:58 am (UTC)

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The great thing about analyzing literature and forming opinions about its themes is that you are free to disagree about what the author is trying to say--literature is a way for us to shape our...

Latest answer posted January 10, 2010, 11:54 am (UTC)

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The setting of “The Storm” by Kate Chopin plays a central role in the story in much the way a character would. The story, which was written in 1898, takes place in a small, southern Louisiana town....

Latest answer posted April 22, 2016, 8:35 pm (UTC)

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The final sentence of Kate Chopin's story "The Storm" is ambiguous, and it actually carries more than one meaning. "So the storm passed and everyone was happy" can be taken on a literal level, for...

Latest answer posted September 25, 2021, 8:06 pm (UTC)

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Another possible storm could be one of the ultimate meanings that Kate Chopin wanted readers to get out of this story...the difference between sex within a marriage and sex outside of a marriage....

Latest answer posted October 20, 2008, 9:50 am (UTC)

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You might find it more interesting to ask what Chopin's views on marriage were based on this excellent short story. Clearly what is notable about this text is the way that Chopin presents sex...

Latest answer posted March 14, 2011, 3:42 am (UTC)

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The line comes from Chopin's short story, "The Storm." Naturally, there is much in way of passion and intensity contained in the line. The idea of the woman's passion being in "generous...

Latest answer posted July 28, 2010, 5:54 pm (UTC)

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In Part II of “The Storm,” Chopin gives this description of Calixta: “She was a little fuller of figure that she was five years before when she married; but she had lost nothing of her vivacity.”...

Latest answer posted February 23, 2016, 5:25 pm (UTC)

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Bobinot purchases the “can of shrimps” in part one of the story. Readers are not told much about the purchase other than the fact that Calixta is “very fond” of shrimp. Bobinot is unable to...

Latest answer posted March 4, 2017, 2:55 pm (UTC)

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Chopin establishes a foreboding or threatening mood in the first paragraph, when the narrator describes the clouds as "sombre" and as "rolling with sinister intention." In addition to their...

Latest answer posted April 7, 2019, 1:21 pm (UTC)

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In Kate Chopin's story, the literal storm of turbulent weather parallels the figurative storm of human emotion. Interestingly, both storms have been brewing for a time. In a previous story with...

Latest answer posted March 31, 2016, 10:18 pm (UTC)

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It is of note that Kate Chopin's "The Storm" is a sequel to "The 'Cadian Ball" because the storm becomes a metaphor for the unleashed passions of Alcée and Calixta aroused in the previous story....

Latest answer posted December 4, 2013, 6:47 am (UTC)

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Kate Chopin's "The Storm" is a sequel to "At the 'Cadian Ball" in which Calixta and Alcee had gone to Assumption in another storm of passion, having planned another meeting in New Orleans for the...

Latest answer posted March 16, 2012, 3:05 am (UTC)

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The colors in "The Storm" are seen in different situations, and represent different things, according to the scene. Some of the first mentionings of color are in describing Calixta's appearance....

Latest answer posted January 10, 2010, 11:45 am (UTC)

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There are various types of conflict which are evident in the short story "The Storm." One of the physical conflicts is reflected in the natural setting. Calixta is alone at home, temporarily...

Latest answer posted September 22, 2021, 9:39 pm (UTC)

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The title of Kate Chopin’s short story “The Storm” functions as a symbol that comments on the theme of female sexuality. In the story, female sexuality is recognized as both a choice and an...

Latest answer posted October 31, 2017, 9:25 pm (UTC)

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Kate Chopin uses the construct of a storm as an extended metaphor to define gender roles in her short story "The Storm." The storm in this story is a violent torrent of wind and rain, unleashed by...

Latest answer posted June 21, 2012, 3:21 am (UTC)

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Kate Chopin's short story 'The Storm', although first written in 1898, was not published until 1969. There is a simple reason for this. Although tame by today's standards, the story's depiction of...

Latest answer posted November 24, 2013, 9:37 pm (UTC)

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