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Calixta in The Storm by Kate Chopin is a wife a mother a woman with many desires Her marriage with Bobinot seems to lack that sexiness that passion couples of a much later time shared She is a victorian woman whose main job is to satisfy her husband and maintain the home Throughout her marriage Calixta has been denied those wonderful sensations a woman feels during sex during orgasm The storm arrives and Calixta is alone at home Her husband and son are at a store and remain there during the storm for shelter Back home Alcee a past lover of Calixtas arrives asking if he can stay while the storm passes Of course he can stay This is what Calixta has been waiting for she may not realize it but she wants it her body needs it With Chopins double meaning passages she prepares the reader for whats coming Oh boy and whos coming Calixta and does she ever Her whole body is in ecstacy her mouth her breasts her flesh She loves it shes having fun shes laughing because this is new to her and she finally feels what a woman should truly feel like Hmmmbut these emotions werent given to her by her husband they were from a lover an outsider Has she done wrong Yes I think so Shes been unfaithful butBUTshe now has something she didnt have before She now can take this sexual knowledge of her body and share it with her husband They can now share an orgasm together something beautiful and energizing between lovers She has now become a woman and knows what her body wants needs desires and aches for Calixta dismisses her affair with
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