The Storm by Kate Chopin

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If it's out of sight is it really out of mind?

The Storm written by Kate Chopin is an extremely interesting story about a storm that is occurring outside while another storm is occurring inside the house between a spouse and her significant other. What is taking place is a terrible storm and while that is going on Alcee and Calixta experience feelings they once possessed from long ago. Alcee is married but was once in love Calixta and they begin to let their emotions get the best of them and have sex while this storm is going on. I believe that adultery is taking place and it seems to be ok with the two of them but as the reader I completely disagree with it. Just because there is no one there to see what wrong is being done doesn’t make it okay. I strongly disagree with lying and hiding things from those that you love and I don’t think that just because no one knows makes it ok. I don’t believe that Alcee is truly in love with his wife as it is portrayed in the story that he has these feelings for Calixta and lets his emotions get the best of him. He writes a letter to his wife who is out of state and says she may stay longer that all is well.

Alcee clearly just cheated on his wife and completely ok with it as he writes to her reassuring he is okay and for her to stay longer. I believe that he wants her to stay gone so that he may continue on with Calixta and not get caught. He and Calixta were happy as well as Bibi and Bobinot after the storm has passed. The writer is persuading us to think that just cause Alcee’s wife doesn’t have any idea that he has had relations with Calixta that it’s okay for Alcee to continue on with what he is doing. “So the storm has passed and everyone was happy” (Chopin 397) Bobinot and Bibi were happy to be safe and home without Calixta being mad and Calixta and Alcee were happy Cause they just had intercourse and didn’t get caught. I believe Alcee should be honest with his wife and get divorced...
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