Symbolism of the Storm by Kate ChopimPaper Rating: Word Count: 786 Approx Pages: 3
The symbols of "The Storm
Does anything make adultery acceptable? In Kate Chopin's story "The Storm, the symbolism itself tells a whole new version of this tale that could possibly answer this question. Throughout the whole story, the characters Alcee, Bobinot, Calixta, Bibi, and Clarisse all without knowing it, symbolize different parts of this rather complicated piece of work.
The beginning line states " the leaves were so still that even Bibi thought it was going to rain. Still leaves may represent the still, uninterrupted lifestyle and marriage of
Bobinot and Calixta. And the "somber clouds were rolling with sinister attention from the
West, symbolize also the events to happen later in the story between Alcee and Calixta.
Bobinot's purchasing the can of shrimp in paragraph five gives the reader a sense that he
loves Calixta and thinks of her even while him and Bibi are away because she is "very fond of them.
Later, the storm started to stir and the thunderous roar swept through the little town. This was no extraordinary storm. Sure, t