When she did realize the storm was here she hurried around the house to close all windows and doors. Before Calixta stayed inside the house she went to collect Bobint Sunday clothes from the clothing line. “She stood there with Bobint's coat in her hands, and the big rain drops began to fall. Alce rode his horse under the shelter of a side projection where the chickens had huddled and there were plows and a harrow piled up in the corner” (Chopin 2). While Calixta was standing outside with Bobint Sunday clothes she saw her previous lover standing outside her house.
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. "
At first, she is oblivious to the storm and trouble it may bring. However, once she first speaks to Alcee, she is startled, and becomes nervous. As the story progresses and she and Alcee go inside to escape the storm, she “ nervously began to gather up from the floor the lengths of cotton sheet which she had been sewing” (14) this shows her recognition of the dangers present. When a bolt of lightning strikes the chinaberry tree, she is startled, but “Alcee’s arm encircled her, and for an instant drew her close” (20). This short embrace reminds Calixta of the time before her marriage to Bobinot.
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