In what ways would the plot in Kate Chopin's "The Storm" be tied in with her use of local color?

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It is clear that the biggest relationship between the plot of this excellent short story and the "local colour," as you put it, is the way that the storm is actually a symbol of the far bigger and more dangerous storm of passion that occurs between Calixta and Alcee during the story. Note how their passionate union occurs during the storm:

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