Character Anaylsis

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19 July 2010
A Passion Unleashed In the short story “The Storm” by Kate Chopin, the main character Calixta is a sexually repressed woman seemingly devoid of any passion or intimacy, until a chance encounter with a forbidden lover allows her to relax and release her inhibitions. Calixta's sexual repression comes as a result of the constraints of her marriage to her husband Bobinôt, as well as the moral constraints society has placed on her. She lives in a time period - the late 19th century - that does not condone suggestive or sexual behavior by women. She does not live life by her terms, instead she lives life according to what society deems appropriate. Calixta is introduced in the setting of her small two-room house sitting by a window, sewing. She is so engrossed in her sewing that she does not notice the approaching storm. Her husband Bobinôt and four-year old son Bibi have gone out, on foot, for food and are at Friedheimer’s store when the storm arrives. They decide to wait out the storm there. Calixta appears to have an apathetic attitude toward Bobinôt and Bibi being out. Chopin illustrates Calixta's seeming indifference in the following passage, “Calixta, at home, felt no uneasiness for their safety. She sat at a side window sewing furiously on a sewing machine. She was greatly occupied and did not notice the approaching storm” (109). When she recognizes a storm is approaching she seems more concerned with securing the house and grabbing Bobinôt’s Sunday clothes from the line outside than she is with Bobinôt and Bibi's safe return. Chopin also suggests that Calixta and Bobinôt do not share a bed intimately. While it was not unusual for a man and a women to have separate beds in this era, Chopin describes how Bibi's couch is next to Calixta's in "her bedroom" (109). This arrangement allows Calixta to avoid any intimacy with her…...

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