Kate Chopin's 'The Storm': Q&A

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The Storm

1. Exactly where does Chopin's story take place? How can you tell?
The story takes place at Friedheimer's store in Louisiana, and at the house of Calixta and Bobinot. I can tell because Bobinot was shopping with his son while Calixta was at their house doing house chores.

2. What circumstances introduced in Part I turn out to have a profound effect on events in the story?
Bobinot decides to wait out a storm at the general store with his son, Bibi.

3. What details in "The Storm" emphasize the fact that Bobinot loves his wife? what details reveal how imperfectly he comprehends her nature?
He scraped the mud off Bibi's bare legs and feet with a stick and carefully removed all traces from his heavy brogans and then went into the house, hopefull Calixta wouldn't be mad about the mess.

4. What general attitudes toward sex,love, and marriage does Chopin imply? Cite evidence to support your answer.
Chopin implies adultery is natural and does not necessarily have negative consequences. In the story, after Calixta made love with Alcee, her husband gets home with their son and she is happy to see them again and has already put supper on the table, and they continued the night as they always did like what had happened was perfectly normal.

5. What meanings do you find in the title "The Storm"? I find it symbolizes the natural tendency of the human beings towards sexual passion.

6. In the story as a whole,how do setting and plot reinforce each other? The storm's setting reinforces the plot's main thematic elements through descriptive imagery that coincides with the characters emotions throughout the

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