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Figurative Meaning In The Storm By Kate Chopin

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“The Storm” by Kate Chopin. “What is important about the title of the short story, “The Storm”? What are the multiple meanings of the storm”? In the short story of “The Storm,” the meaning falls towards a literal and figurative meaning. The literal meaning stating the storm that that kept Bobinto and the boy in town until the storm finish. Placing Alcee in Calixta house and them having a passionate moment while the storm happens. The figurative meaning when Alcee starts speaking the Calixta about their past history. “Do you remember-in Assumptions, Calixta?” he asked in a low voice broken by passion. Oh! She remembers; for in Assumptions he had kissed her and kissed and kissed her; until senses would well nightfall, and to save her he would resort to a desperate flight. As the storm goes on they move…show more content…
These were a resembling of what will happen in the story with some of the characters interaction with each other as the storm passes through the country. This relation to Calixta when she goes outside to retrieve the clothes that were drying outside and she ends up getting more than just the clothes that were hanging. While doing so she ends up bumping into her ex-lover and him asking to come inside while the storm passes by. This where Chopin decides to mix up the metaphor with their scene as it because real and the storm is blocked out with the two of them become passionate for each other like they were in the past. “Playing off the lightning was incessant. A bolt struck a tall chinaberry tree at the edge of the field. It's filled all visible space with a blinding glare and the crash seem to invade the very board they stood up”. The storm played a part for Calixta when it struck her in a mood of fear causing her to get closer to
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