Essay about The Storm by Kate Chopin

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The Storm by Kate Chopin In the story "The Storm", Kate Chopin plots a situation in which two people surrender to their physical desires. Chopin wrote fiction stories in the late 19th century. She was condemned due to the immorality presented in her work. At her times, woman was considered to be very innocent, and always faithful to her husband. In Chopin's work one sees a totally different view of a woman's behavior. She is not a popular writer of her era because of her crude works; the audience of her period could not justify her stories. In the story "the storm", Kate Chopin by hiding the immoral behavior of her characters behind the fear of bad weather is being ironic. The writer tries really hard to convince her readers…show more content…
It is ironic in this case because as the writer builds up the plot, she constantly reminds her audience that 'the storm' is very destructive and scary, but later the reader finds that the fear is gone and is replaced by desire. It makes one think that the storm does not only destroy the characters' belongings; it destroys the trust and faith on which their marriages were based on. Kate makes her audience go off the track by describing the act of deception. She makes her readers forget that Calixta and Alcee are doing something wrong by getting in to details of their sexual experience. However, if one reads closely they would find that she is being sarcastic again when she makes the remark "without guile or trickery". It makes the reader realize that at the 'Assumption' Alcee does not have Calixta because she was a maiden, but now that both of them are married (to different people), does that allow him to have her and is it not still 'guile'? Later in the story, Kate makes the guilty characters look resolute and which made her audience exclaim in detest. After Calixta and Alcee had sex they do not feel guilty or even regretful, instead Kate describes them to be delightful. "Calixta, on the gallery, watched Alcee ride away. He turned and smiled at her with a beaming

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