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Kate Chopins writings are known for their realism and for their focus on the controversial issues of women The Storm focuses on the issue of infidelity I thought it interesting to break down the two male characters of The Storm Bobinot and Alcee and the controversy that surrounds them The story takes place during a tremendous storm where when father Bobinot and child are away the mother Calixta is left at home An old lover of Calixta Alcee appears and in the heat of a passionate storm makes love to Calixta The description of the two men in this story one boring one exciting gives some insight on why the cheating occurred They are two completely different men that share one common thread their love for CalixtaThe story begins with Bobinot and Bibi away from home with the storm approaching Bobinot is very simple and doesnt seem to be worried about the storm He shows lack of emotion when his son shows worry about his mother being alone in a dangerous stormMamall be fraid yes he suggested with blinking eyes Shell shut the house Maybe she got Sylvie helpn her this eveninBobinot responding reassuringlyNo she ent got Sylvie Sylvie was helpin her yistiday piped Bibi Chopin 769 Bobinot seems to have no sense of urgency where his wifes safety is involved and the elusion becomes evident that their relationship falls considerably short of perfectWootonAfter the storm passes and the act of infidelity occurs Bobinot returns home He spends a great deal of time cleaning mud from the storm off him and Bibi as if he would be scared if Calixta saw them dirtyHe scraped the mud off Bibis bare legs and feet with a stick and carefully removed all traces from his heavy brogans Then prepared for the worst the meeting with an over scrupulous housewife they entered cautiously at the back door Chopin 772Bobinot is very weak here He shows
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