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Every storm creeps upon us hits a high point and then fades away into nothing In The Storm the author Kate Chopin describes the way that a thunderstorm is like the good and bad times in a persons life She uses the beginning of the storm to describe the feelings the climax of the storm to describe the temptations and thunder and lightning of the storm to describe the deception of a young housewife and mother in the late 1800s In the beginning like a storm Calixta is quiet calm and unthreatening to man But as her feelings began to develop she becomes stimulated and intense a force driven by nature as hopeless at controlling her own desires as a storm is at controlling the damage it leaves in its way Bobin who accustomed to converse on terms of perfect equality with his little son called the childs attention to certain somber clouds that were rolling with sinister intention from the west accompanied by a sullen threatening roar Chopin 112 This describes the similarities between Calixta and Bobins relationship and the thunderstorm There doesnt seem to be a lot of romance and passion between Calixta and Bobin She loves her husband but something is missing between them When Calixta sees Alcee Laballi after many years her past catches up with her The feelings that she had for him start to make her act like a schoolgirl again At this point in the story Calixta is remembering the passionate times that her and Alcee had at one time As the storm is progressing and getting stronger so are the temptations between Calixta and Alcee As she glanced up at him the fear in her liquid blue eyes had given place to a desire He looked down into her eyes and there was nothing for him to do but to gather her lips in a kiss It reminded him of Assumption114 Oh she remembered
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