Female Empowerment In Kate Chopin's The Storm

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In society, women are stressed on the role of motherhood, being a “happy” mother, and providing their every moment toward not only their children, but their husbands needs on both ends. Kate Chopin changes the view of the woman role figure, in the 19th century, that not all women are the same. Not every women is meant to be a mother and a happy house wife, women want to seek to find their own identity rather than settle to be the women the past has been. Kate Chopin’s “The Storm” reveals the female empowerment from a woman’s perspective rather than in today’s society.
“The Storm” not only interested in the immoral itself, but comes naturally inside or outside of marriage. She focuses on sexuality in a way to be expressed and healthy and beautiful, like a storm. Even though Bobinot seems like a great husband and tries to keep Calixta happy by
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According to Paula Anca Farca, a scholar informing Kate Chopin’s short fiction explains, “Once her domestic system is reversed, she embraces a new set of order: love and desire outside marriage. While Alcee is definitely the Don Juan character of the story, Calixta could represent a feminine Don Juan as well because she seduces her seducer, mocks her own family life, and reverses the power structures of the nineteenth-century institutions” (40). Calixta’s relationship with Alcee is a sense of freedom, even though during this era she’s supposed to be the happy housewife, she puts that aside to what really makes her happy. After the storm passes and its time to say their goodbyes, her true happiness shines though as the sun comes out. “He turned and smiled at her with a beaming face; and she lifted her pretty chin in the air and laughed aloud” (Chopin 560). This is what gets Calixta past the storm with Bobinot, the sun light at the end with
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