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The Storm sets the tone in this sentence Bobinot who was 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 1 Kate Chopin author of this story is married to a man of French derivation which encourages her writing outlook with a strong French viewpoint While Bobinot and son Bibi are significant characters they are not however the main focus Calixta Mama draws most the attention in the story as well as Alcee Laballiere her former lover As the storm approaches Alcee seeks cover on her property as he travels byIn five years since they last seen each other much is different Alcee has a wife as well as Calixta is faithfully in matrimony herself to Bobinot As soon as Alcee came onto her property it is obvious theres still a connection between the two Calixta is quite nervous around him when he makes his way into her home as she nervously began to gather up from the floor the lengths of a cotton sheet which she had been sewing 2 The storm makes her nervous as the lightning flashes and strikes down The first moment of affection is when Calixta put her hands to her eyes and with a cry staggered backward Alcees arm encircled her and for an instant he drew her close and spasmodically to him 2 As he reassures her he observes voluptuous parts of her body They continue to carry on a conversation of intimate moments that neither one forgets The story reveals how passionate they are for each other and how easily the notorious storm is of non-importance at this point As they guiltlessly enjoy each others company they know it is nothing more than a memory
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