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The storm by Kate Chopin is a story of sense and sensibility love and sex within marriage This story seems take place in the early 19th century 1898 in a small county of the United States The characters on the scene are Calixta mother of a son Bibi and spouse of Bobinot and Alcee a married man whose wife is on a journey at Biloxi Ms Do extremes circumstances impact peoples attitudes and behaviors Or are we taking advantage of them to fulfill our infatuation covet and desiresIn fact the narrator raises the issues of two old flames whose life ended up into two different marriages due to life circumstances In the 1900s for example marriage was the expectation of every family but under certain conditions So that socioeconomic factors and family ties values and culture and class were barriers that true lovers needed to fight in order to get together And the relationship between Calixta and Alcee appears to be one of these forbidden unions in the society which bear awful consequences leading to unhappiness covet and adultery within marriage Alicee himself emphasizes that point in paragraph 24 of the text explaining the reasons why he gave up the love he had for Calixta Do you remember in Assumption Calixta for in Assumption he had kissed her and to save her he would resort to a desperate flight If she was not an immaculate dove in those days she was still inviolate a passionate creature whose very defenselessness had made her defense against which his honor forbade to prevail In other words Calixta and Alcee was in love but did not get the chance to materialize that love because of social circumstances Alcee might come from a high social class and Calixta from a poor background family Even the section two reveals that he has a horse metaphoric meaning of power and money that allow him to pay and extend a trip to
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