In Chopin's story "The Storm" the storm can be taken in both a literal and figurative meaning. The literal occurrence is that it keeps Bobinôt and his son from returning home. During the Story the storm also leads Calixta outside when she runs into Alecc who is seeking shelter from the weather. If the storm did not occur then those two lovers would have never picked up where the left off. In a figurative sense, the storm is a symbolism of passion between the couple.
In the story Chopin implies adultery is natural and does not always have negative consequences. In fact Chopin tell us how both Alcee and Calixta’s marriages benefits from this adulterous act. Given the freedom to satisfy their needs, they are more content toward their spouse. Both their physical needs are satisfied, so they are emotionally generous in their marriage. Calixta, who would normally be upset with her husband and child for bringing dirt into the house, welcomes them with nothing but satisfaction at their safe return.
The effect of irony in Kate Chopin’s “The Story of an Hour” enhances the protagonist’s situation, it introduces the effect of the foreshadowing, and indirectly characterizes the protagonist. The irony in Kate Chopin’s “The Story of an Hour” enhances the protagonist’s situation by revealing a deeper meaning. The quote, “She had loved him - sometimes. Often she did not. What did it matter!” shows that although Mrs. Mallard was married, she had not always loved her husband (8).
Wolfe portrays the engineer’s dream as the following, “All the brave freedom, the warmth and the affection that he had read into her gesture, vanished in the moment that he saw her…” (Wolfe 2). The engineer thought of this woman to have “brave freedom”, “warmth”, and “affection”, but in reality she had nothing he had expected her to have. After all, Gatsby and the Engineer asked for too much from what they had thought to be their lovers, in actuality they have been disappointed by the truth. On the other hand, Gatsby had once become aware that life might not always go as planned, and let go of all of his high standards of a perfect life. For instance, when the text states, “He knew that when he kissed this girl, and forever wed his unutterable visions to her perishable breath, his mind would never romp again like the mind of God” (Fitzgerald 110).
While she is with Ishmael she always have the feeling that this relationship won’t work till the end. Though Hatsue is pessimistic, Nellie are extremely optimistic about everything. She believes that there will be a peace in the World War II, she believes different race human beings can get along well. Ishmael are the same, he thinks love can solve anything. He thinks if he and Hatsue stay together they will have a happy ending.
In Their Eyes Were Watching God, Janie’s faults made her dependent emotionally towards men, but independent when finding her own happy ending throughout the book. From The Odyssey, Calypso desperately tried to find love and make Odysseus stay, but her flaws of attachment and having a higher level of authority over Odysseus in their relationship kept her from achieving real love with someone. Although Janie and Calypso are opposites when it comes to love, they do have similarities. Their relationships always ended the same way, with Janie leaving her husbands and Calypso being deserted by her lovers. They both tried to to find love, with some difficulties for each women individually.
Calixta and Alcee happiness shows that happiness is like a storm it comes and goes but it is overwhelming, it cleans everything and leaves a sense of freedom. We could see that happiness is like a storm when Calixta is happy and satisfied when she sees her lover leave, Calixta is happy to see her husband and her son return home, and Alcee write a love letter to his wife after the storm. The writer Chopin assert that happiness is like a storm. On one hand, some people will get hurt. On the other hand, some may benefit from
Hardy begins to forget how she was during the time they were estranged but as before, “as at first when our day was fair” when they were in love. Hardy assures himself with “yes, as I knew you then.” Although the reader might believe this would make it harder for Hardy to move on, it could possibly do the opposite- Hardy can continue his life without having regrets, regarding how their relationship was before she died. Hardy visualises her in an “air-blue gown!” this is a romantic expression communicating how perfect she seemed to be. To convey how his loved one was everything to him, Auden uses a contrast in language in the third stanza, “My North, my South, my East and West” demonstrating how Auden was directionless once he died, how he was the entire world to him; all the coordinates. Auden wants everyone to share his grief, “Prevent the dog from barking with a juicy bone” “let the mourners come” as a response to death.
John “had recently married a wife whom he loved more than his life” (Chaucer, “The Miller’s Tale” 35-36). Since this carpenter is the most sentimentally involved with Alisoun, he ends up the most betrayed and embarrassed by her disloyalty. Conversely, Alisoun doesn’t give Absolom any reassurance that his infatuation is requited, so he does not fall into the trap of falling for her. Consequently, Absolom leaves the situation feeling rejected, but not truly dejected because his connection with Alisoun was only in his dreams. Meanwhile, Nicholas begs her for sex by yelling “sweetheart, love me right away or I’ll die, so help me God!” (Chaucer, “The Miller’s Tale” 94-95).
But, if you continuously eat a lot to the point where you become obese then you aren’t on the way to having good character. If you repeatedly have sex with numerous women when are on the way to becoming a sex addict and that is very low character. If you get angry more and more thinking that it helps you protect yourself you are on the way to abusing that and ending up becoming a bully with no moral characteristics. All seven ancient deadly sins are just temptations and tests that life gives you to see if you will do the right
She accepted her responsibilities and duties with a renewed sense of commitment. This explosive, sexual affair is for her personal fulfillment. In addition, she still remains happy when returning to her submerged life. "So the storm passed and everyone was happy." Edna in The Awakening has her freedom for flirtatious behavior, love of art, and swimming.
And sometimes the people do not even get to spend a day with the person they are going to spend the rest of their life with. Both arranged marriages, and love marriages have their pros and cons. Based on the definition of a successful marriage, both a love marriage and an arranged marriage could be defined as successful. With both marriages you can love and care for each other, and stick with each other through the ups and downs. But with a love marriage the individuals love each other from the start.
As the novel goes on, we see a great issue between Holden and his troubling relationships with women, and pretty much everyone else. Holden sees women as easy to fall in love with for whenever they do something pretty, even if he thinks most of them are “stupid. Yet, even with his saying this, Holden cannot admit that he has some kind of feelings for Jane, an old friend whom he often thinks about throughout the book, and always wants to call but is never in the mood. If put through the eyes of Donald Hall, Literary and Cultural Theory, and his key principles based on Freudian theory, the reasons he does these things would be much clearer. He believes, in regard of Holden’s outburst with Sally confessing his love to her at an odd moment in chapter 17, that, “Holden has finally met a female willing to be with him and the very act enhances his feelings of rejection by his own mother.” Whenever Holden feels as if he might be getting somewhere with someone, he repulses, so this may be the reason why he had never called Jane, because he was not “in the mood” to get rejected by someone he cares about and have to experience those feelings all over again or even more than he already does.
There are powerful uses of certain themes in this story, and many are relatable to anyone who reads it. A strong theme at play here is sexuality. When he calls Luce, an older phony Holden once went to school with, he begins to directly identify his own personal troubles with sex: “‘You know what the trouble with me is? I can never get really sexy - I mean really sexy - with a girl I don’t like a lot. If I don’t, I sort of lose my goddam desire for her and all…’” (Salinger 148) to which Luce responded with the suggestion that he be psychoanalyzed.