She ultimately gets away with the affair without consequence or remorse. However, Calixta is still stuck where she is, and has a hefty amount of baggage to drag behind for a long time to come. Kate Chopin's "The Storm" is a grounded and interesting meditation on what true happiness is and deals with the dangers of temptation and dirty secrets. The longing for freedom where oppression lies may be too good for the faint of heart, especially when a certain opportunity opens up for that little taste. The storm will probably linger over this family for the rest of their lives, continuously raining
[The story was written by Kate Chopin. She is known for her intelligence, freedom and her style of writing. Because of the life she had lived, she became a strong person. And because she could raise five children by her own, she started to write novels and short stories. the awakening considers as a turning point in her life.
“The Storm” by Kate Chopin is a short story in which she critiques commonly held ideals regarding women’s sexuality. Calixta is the same as every other mother and wife: she has laundry to do and mouths to feed. However, she brings to light something that all women have, but no one will talk about-a women’s sexuality. Chopin demonstrates women’s sexuality in an incredibly insightful way. She uses the natural environment as a way to get her point across.
“The Storm” by Kate Chopin is a deeply romantic and sensual short story written ahead of its time that details a passionate flame between two past lovers that rekindles with the passing of a storm. Set in rustic and bucolic Louisiana, Chopin introduces the reader to two past lovers Calixta who is married and with a three-year-old child, and to Alce Laballire, also married and with children. The storm brings them together and seems to be a character by itself, playing a major part in the short story. Just as storm takes the characters in the story by surprise, the impulsive storm of sexual gratification takes her by surprise. Most importantly, the storm is a metaphor and character that functions to help the reader better understand the passion between Calixta and Alce that is as uncontrollable and powerful as the torrents of rain and blinding lightning.
But for Chopin and the character, it might find reasonable. A woman who was underscoring the traditional in the past about forced marriage, and that would lead them to the wrong way. Even though it felt guilty for a woman to do so, but it brought them to a happy feeling with their life. Throughout the story, as well as the setting at Calixta’s house, the author expressed the dissatisfaction with traditional marriage in the late nineteenth. Therefore, the storm illustrated a joyful life of a woman who got accepted with her trickery
As Chopin writes: “Come ‘long in, M’sieur Alcee” (Chopin 111) and immediately Calixta creates the situation where adultery is possible because she agrees to let in a person she still has feelings for. They stay alone and very soon Calixta realizes she cannot fight attraction she feels for him. The storm, lightning and hard rain show the inner state of Calixta when she meets Alcee. All the right elements were together to make the action of cheating very much easy to commit. Because they both had a past
Feminist analysis of The Storm The rise of the Women’s Movement during 1890’s encouraged many to grant all human beings the same fundamental rights despite one's gender. Traditionally, sexual passion, in a woman's aspect of life, was considered inappropriate and wrong in societal views. Yet, Chopin boldly addresses sexual desire in a woman with a strong feminist tone in The Storm, empowering female sexuality. The mere presence of sexual desire in Calixta is a feminist statement itself, as sex was considered out of a woman’s metaknowledge, which is shown as the storm passes by. The thunderstorm is used to illustrate the time span of the sexual encounter between Calixta and Alcee.
Merriam-Webster defines imagery as “language that causes people to imagine pictures in their mind.” When an experienced writer uses imagery, that is exactly what happens, pictures form in the reader’s mind. In her short story “The Storm”, Kate Chopin uses imagery to describe Calixta, Alcee, and the thunderstorm. To begin, let us focus on Mrs. Chopin’s description of Calixta. When Chopin introduces Calixta, she is stationed by a window “sewing furiously on a sewing machine”(6). At first, she is oblivious to the storm and trouble it may bring.
“The Storm” by Kate Chopin was written in a time when women did not have the same freedoms men had. What makes Kate Chopin’s work very different was the fact that she wrote about things like adultery, which was in its self a controversial topic, but the fact that it was a woman who was writing about it made it an even more controversial. Kate Chopin was born in the year 1851 in St. Louis. She spent years after her marriage in Louisiana, where she became a mother of six. This explains a lot about her writing and the roles placed in her stories.
In order to be able to fully understand Chopin’s message, readers must envision the tradition of the Victorian society in which Kate lived. This was a society that clearly defined the gender role. Looking at Louse Mallard, one of the characters in the book, the author uses a woman who suddenly discovered a new life after the death of her husband. Ironically, Kate depicts Louise’s independence as a doomed fantasy because such freedom was actually unrealistic for the 19th Century woman. In this book, Chopin clearly outlines the importance of a woman’s identity other than her main role as a man’s wife