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The Storms of Life Kate Chopin the author of The Storm describes how real storms symbolize the storms in our lives Like a storm the main character Calixta is quiet calm and unthreatening to man But as her passion and the storm began to brew they became electric and powerful In Chopins time it was rarely acknowledged that women had any sexual desires at all Women were innocent when it came to this matter Men were known to stray from their marriages to fulfill their sexual desire but never a woman Sexual desire was something only experienced by men Not only did Chopin recognize that women had these desires she glorified it and spoke with openness about human sexuality Chopin explains in her short story how all the events of the storm lead up to an affair between a man and a woman who both seem to be happily married Chopin tells the story as if what the two lovers did was morally acceptable Every character at the end of the story was happy even though the ex-lovers had an affair The beginning of the storm sets the scene for the beginning of the affair When the storm breaks loose so does the passion between the two ex-lovers and when the storm dies down the two people part and everyone is happy again The storm portrays sexuality as a representative of the forces of nature The thunder roars and the lightning strikes As the clouds roll in the wind blows harder and harder She went and stood at the window with a greatly disturbed look on her face Chopin 156 Calixta fears for her husband and son as the storm gets worse Bobinot Calixtas husband tells their son Bibi that a storm is near and they would have to stay at the store until the storm passed Calixta looks out the window and sees the dark storm clouds rolling towards her house She
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