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The Two Storms In Kate Chopin’s Story “The Storm"

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In Kate Chopin’s story “The Storm” it talks about love and lust. It speaks of two kind of storm that occurs. These two storms I find to be the central part of the story, and is being represented as a symbol within the story. The first storm is the most obvious one that Bibi and Bobinot are faced with. The second storm isn’t that visible for it involves Calixta and Alcee. Just as like most storms they come and pass.
As the story begins we find Bibi and Bobinot on their way home. They were at Friedheimer’s store; they notice the dark clouds flowing with evil intentions to the west. As its howl pierced the sky they decided to stay until the storm had passed. As Bibi worries for his mother, Bobinot reassures him that she will be fine. Bobinot buys a can of shrimps, which Calixta loves very much. As the storm unleashes bashing the wooden store, Bibi and Bobinot waits till the storm to pass.
Calixta did not notice the storm coming from the far distance. She was to busy sewing on a sewing machine vigorously. As the sky blackens and it started to grow dark, she realized the situation. She quickly closed all the windows and doors. On the front gallery she hung Bobinot’s clothes to air and she rushed to get them before the rain fell. Calixta notice Alcee at the gate, she had not seen him very often.
This is the other storm that was brewing outside; it was calm before the storm. Just like the first storm Calixta fails to notice this at first. The dark storm starts to rupture outside her home. Another one starts to builds up within Calixta’s home as she allows Alcee in.

Calixta worries frantically about Bibi and Bobinot as the storm outside becomes more aggressive and making an uproar. Alcee notices her worrying and he attempts to comfort her. As Chopin shows us how the...

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