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In the short story The Storm by Kate Chopin the theme is a one of complexity At first glance the theme might occur to be the storm but upon further review the theme turns out to be between the powerful storm and the passionate lovers Alcee and Calixta The rain beat upon the low shingled roof with a forcepg 96 13 When Alcee and Calixta come together for the first time in the story their hearts immediately begin to beat with such a force The attraction between the two was an immediate one rekindling an old affair that had taken place at Assumption With the rain barely beginning to fall Chopin had already made the connection between the storm Alcee and Calixta With the storm intensifying on the outside the storm on the inside was heating up as well Alcee and Calixta had both began to feel the attraction between the two of them and neither one could fight it With each lighting strike Calixta would jump and Alcee would be there to encircle her in his arms With a loud distraction on the outside the passion is broken between the two As the storm continues the hearts of Alcee and Calixta beat to the rhythm of the rain As the storm comes to a climax so do the lovers Chopin uses different phases of the storm to describe not only the storm but Alcee and Calixta as well With his heart beating like a hammer and the growl of the thunderpg982526 Chopin uses these two metaphors to describe the intensity of the storm and passion of the lovers As a storm would seem to rain to no end so did the love of the two lovers Drowning in their lust Calixta and Alcee gave themselves up in a quivering of ecstasy The abundance of their passion was like a thirst that could not be quenched and the storm
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