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The Storm and The Story of an Hour expresses the attitudes of two womens rebirth and liberation These two stories are alike in several ways Natures plays a major role in both of these womens lives Calixta and Mrs Louise Mallard struggle to find their independence and in doing so the endings are triumphant and tragicThe Storm begins on a stormy spring day with the protagonist Calixta at her sewing machine She is alone her husband Bobinot and son Bibi have gone to the store Calixta seems to be a bored woman confined to her duties as a housewife and mother As the distant storm approaches she is unaware of what the storm brings her former lover Alcee Calixta allows Alcee into her home and opens her whole world to him There is a connection between the storm that is going on outside and the storm of emotions going on in Calixta and Alcee The weather sends Calixta into Alcees arms he wraps his arms around her and they can no longer hide their feelings for one another They gave into their raging emotions and made love Outside the weather was subsiding and Calixta and Alcees bodies felt relaxed and calmed The rain was over and the sun was turning the glistening green world into a palace of gems 1614 His face beamed with light like the sun The storm inside of her was satisfied and for a brief instant Calixta felt liberated from her ordinary dull lifeUnlike Calixta Louise Mallard is a fragile woman afflicted with heart trouble It comes to her attention through a trustworthy friend that her husband Brently Mallard has been killed in a railroad disaster She is overcome with intense grief and instantly weeps over the loss of her husband Mrs Mallard retreats to the solitude of her bedroom to mourn the death of her husband Suddenly she feels a sense of liberation Nature also plays a part in Mrs
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