Alcee is a flat yet dynamic character. Yes, the phrasing is way beyond what any respectable American magazine, even a comparatively advanced magazine like Vogue in which Kate Chopin published nineteen storieswould have printed at the time.
She does not notice the storm approach; however, she does notice the heat and her own perspiration, signs of the coming storm. In the present when the action takes place they are reliving that time when their passion was at its climax.
Yet, like all the other characters in this story, she appears for only a few pages. The storm continues to lead them but also symbolizes the passion they share. The characters once again reach a stable situation and proceed with their lives as if the storm never happened.
Unveiling Kate Chopin Jackson: As the storm ends and Alcee leaves, we see the return of Bobinot and Bibi. After this, the reader is introduced to Calixta at their home, sewing and doing other household chores, "unaware that the storm is coming" Wilson 2. Calixta, wife of Bobinot is alone at home and being a housewife, attends the household chores.
The conflict between the character and their natural states of being allows for the plot to progress naturally. By describing the storm during the climax between Calixta and Alcee, Chopin is implying that their passion equals the intensity of the storm.
And so the story ends with everyone happy and satisfied. It is the description of the storm that creates the foundation and intensity of the interlude between Calixta and Alcee. Despite indirectly characterizing Bobinot, he is a flat and static character. It is clear at this point that Chopin wants to bring these two together and is using the stormy setting to accomplish this goal.
Louisiana State University Press, More Than Just a Story Joanna Bartee In the short story "The Storm" by Kate Chopin, the two main characters, Calixta and Alcee, had a flirtation several years before the story takes place, but each made a more suitable marriage to someone else and they have not seen each other since.
All the characters have a level of love for their counterparts. Calixta and Alcee should be ashamed of having a marital affair in the middle of the storm, but neither seems to show any guilt, shame or fear.
Chopinuses the i mage of the "strike of the lightning" to represent this strong passion. Many, if not most, magazines of the time were viewed by children as well as adults, so editors needed to keep in mind the tastes and preferences of the people who bought their publications and, perhaps, shared them with their families.
The Awakening and Selected Stories.Kate Chopin’s “the Storm” analysis on division significance The short story “the storm” is a story of a women’s sexuality and the love of the character Calixta and her partner Alcee.
Kate Chopin wrote the short story “The Storm” one of her most bold stories and did not even intention to publish it (Cutter ).
The two main characters in the story are Calixta and Alcee. The storm is the story’s central metaphor, representing the passion of Calixta and Alcée. By linking the two, Chopin indicates that the lovers’ feelings are natural and therefore not subject.
Sometimes people need a "storm" to happen in their lives to help them realize how good they have it.
Alcee and Calixta came away from the storm realizing that they had each found the love of their lives and it wasn't each other. The two main characters, whom are former lovers are Calixta and Alcee.
Alcee was coming upon Calixta’s house during the time of the storm and had to take shelter in her home while it passed. The storm is the most significant symbol in the story because it is portrayed as the reason for bringing Alcee and Calixta back together.
Calixta's encounter with Alcee Laballiere also reminds her of her dull marriage and the passion her and Alcee has once shared. Because of the unfulfillment of her marriage to Bobinot, Calixta is driven to commit adultery with Alcee.Download