Kate Chopin 's `` The Storm `` And Clint Eastwood 's The Bridges Of Madison County

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The topic of adultery has always been a touchy subject amongst couples; never the less, many people have succumb to it. In Kate Chopin’s “The Storm” and Clint Eastwood’s The Bridges of Madison County, both protagonists were married mothers who were becoming complacent living their ordinary housewife lifestyle on a farm. As a lone character comes into their lives, a new passionate love is sparked which will test the loyalty to their husbands and children. Kate Chopin’s “The Storm” and Clint Eastwood’s The Bridges of Madison County, share the use of love, passion, and loyalty in order to show the complications and justifications of an affair.
Calixta and Francesca, main characters of the two stories, both showed signs of nothing less than love towards their families; however, the idea of true love that sits in the minds of today’s society is questioned in the stories. Francesca spends her life distant from others, so she cherishes the time she has to spend with her family even though the family might not feel the same way; so when Robert comes into her life, she is treated a way she has never been treated before, and she loves it. One night, while hard at work preparing a wonderful dinner for her family, Francesca sets the dinner table expecting a beautiful family dinner. When she asks for grace to be called before the first bites of supper, her request is casually put down and the remaining supper time is spent disappointedly eating silently (Eastwood). Her husband Richard
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