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To write a story an author must take in consideration all aspects of the world he is creating for us to imagine Choplins The Storm however takes the setting of a story to a different level the setting can be said to take on a life of its own and to manipulate the two characters into passion with one another In The Storm Choplin uses the quick intensity of the weather to symbolize and provoke the relationships and actions of the characters in the story An author has complete control over his or her story the setting the weather location characters the list could go on and on So its important that the reader pick up on every aspect that the author has created because the author has intended for it to be that way and to help round out the storyThis is especially important with the way the actions between Calixta and Alcee relate to a storm that had started almost as soon as Alcee rode up on his horse As Alcee stands on the porch the actual text notes that he had no intention of walking inside the house the water beat through the boards forcing Alcee to enter the house The water even went so far as to actually follow Alcee into the house to the point where it was necessary to put something beneath the door to keep the water out More instances where the storm relates with the characters is when Calixta is looking out the window and a lightning bolt strikes a tree and causes Calixta to fall into the arms of Alcee foreshadowing the passion that is to come later between the two Also it introduces them to their lust for each other which not only foreshadows what it to come but it also initiates them into their path to love making Another aspect is the fact that when the storm begins to fade away the story
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