The Storm Essay

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The Storm The title of this story suggests a metaphorical connection between the storm outside and the storm of emotions going on in the individuals Calixta and Alcee. The intensity of their sexual act inside the house follows the pattern of the storm outside. Their passion climaxes and diminishes with the storm. They are left replenished and fresh just like nature.

The storm outside had been brewing for some time, just as it had been brewing between Calixta and Alcee. They tried to deter the storm by staying away from each other, but it was inevitable just like the storm itself. They had set up barriers between themselves by not being alone together but those barriers could be and were broken. Just like the storm beating down the
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It draws them together by its magnetic force. She falls into his arms and their desire could not be denied once they touched. The urge was too powerful for them to deny, like a bolt of lightning.

The intensity of the storm increases along with their longing for each other. They did not turn and run from the internal storm of passion within them, but instead it made them happy and giddy so they don’t worry about the storm outside. “They did not heed the crashing torrents, and the roar of the elements made her laugh as she lay in his arms.” Her feeling and emotions are very intense at this time. All she feels and needs is him to fulfill the raging storm inside of them. Relaxation and calm is the feeling one gets after a storm has passed.

This is what they both felt after their sexual encounter was complete. “The rain was over; and the sun was turning the glistening green world into a palace of gems.” “He turned and smiled at her with a beaming face.” His face beamed like the sun after the completion of a storm. The storm inside of him was satisfied and calmed by this act just as the earth is satisfied and calmed by a rainstorm. He felt whole and replenished.

A storm does many things for nature. It replenishes, feeds, and allows nature to grow. The storm between

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