The Human Need For Personal Thoughts

982 WordsJun 24, 20154 Pages
The story was told by a non-participant selective omniscient narrator speaking in third person point of view, which was perfect because it enabled reader to understand the human need for personal thoughts and feeling of each character clearly by jumping from one to another. The narrator guided the readers to the thought of Alcee, wrote that “he had unthinkingly drawn her into his arms, had aroused all the old-time infatuation and desire for her flesh.” (Chopin 112) Alcee, the “He” in this sentence still loved “her”, Calixta, since their separation. Due to the physical contact, Alcee did not want to hide his desire to Calixta anymore. When they kissed, the narrator stated the thought of Calixta “Oh! She remembered; for in Assumption he had kissed her” (Chopin 112). The narrator disclosed that they had been in love in Assumption and both were passionate. Because of this evidence, reader was able to understand that Calixta was in struggle between traditional family value and the desire of adultery. Apparently, Calixta was “inviting his lips” (Chopin 112) and crushing on Alcee. Calixta betrayed her morality proactively and brought the massive harm to her innocent family. At this moment, woman held the dominant right emotionally. It critiqued women in general did not restrict from marriage but try to seek freedom from passion. Since Calixta and Alcee were tired about their marriage, they “gave themselves up in quivering ecstasy” (Chopin 112) and inputted in appetency. After the
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