What general attitude about sex, love, and marriage does Kate Chopin imply in "The Storm" and what is evidence in the story to support it? I have read the story two times and maybe it is me, but I am not sure that I can infer to what Chopin was implying. I know what I think, but I do not believe that what Chopin was saying is what I am thinking. Please help.

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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 to believe that adultery is a negative act that damages marriages; instead, her characters are all happier and more fulfilled after the affair during the storm, even the spouses who are unaware of the act.

When Alcée comes to Calixta during the storm, they let their passion take over and have sex with each other in Calixta's home while her husband and son are at the store. This isn't written to be a negative act; Chopin doesn't have either of the characters worry about or lament their adulterous relationship. Instead, Alcée comforts Calixta and then reminds her of a time in the past when they embraced. Back when she was "still inviolate" and unwilling to have sex, they'd only exchanged kisses.

Now, though, the storm is forgotten as they lie on the couch and make love. 

When the storm is...

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