How Does Chopin Create Dramatic Tension In The Storm

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In Chopin's "The Storm", she discretely uses the fierce storm that is taking place as a description of the character's emotions Chopin states that Bobinot and his son Bibi have made a trip to the store when the storm approaches, because the storm looks as if it is going to be rough, they decide to wait it out at Friedheimer's. Calixta, Bobinot's wife is not aware of the fast approaching storm at first, but when it finally comes to her attention she hurries to get the laundry from outside. Just as the wind had blown the storm in, Alcee comes riding in on his horse. Alcee has his intentions set on waiting out the storm outside, but the rain becomes far too fierce drawing inside closer to Calixta. Inside Bobinot and Calixta's Home, the fierce roar of the thunder and intense strikes of lightening puts Calixta in a vulnerable position as she frightened and worried about the safety of her husband and her son during the storm. "Calixta put her…show more content…
As the thunder grows and the lightning strikes more rapid, the sexual tension between them becomes unbearable. Just like the storm that releases all of its fierce being, Alcee cannot help but do the same, as the text states, "He looked down into her eyes and there was nothing for him to do but gather her lips in a kiss." The strong storm ultimately brings two past lovers together, also keeping her husband away so there is no one to catch their passionate moment. As the growl of the thunder became distant and passing away, the two lover’s passion came to an end, just like the storm, Alcee rode off on his horse back to his life, and Bobinot and Bibi finally make their way back to Calixta. Nothing was suspected of Calixta and Alcee, as if in some way the wind and the rain of the storm had rid them of their passionate encounter. The storm had left nothing but happiness for them
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