Calixta's Role In The Storm By Alcee

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In “The Storm,” storm itself plays an important role in the story. Changing phases of the storm reflect on what’s going on with the main character, Calixta. The weather pushes the plot along. First, when the storm is coming, we know that Calixta is home alone engaged in her activities, and we can sense that something is going to happen. When the storm begins, the atmosphere changes with arrival of main character old friend, Alcee. The description of the storm tells us much more, for example “The rain was coming down in sheets obscuring the view of far-off cabins and enveloping the distant wood in a gray mist,” which tells us that Calixta and Alcee were safe, alone and not going to be interrupt by anyone for a while. When the rain is over, and
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