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Adultery is totally natural and doesn’t really have a negative outcome don’t you think? I genuinely believe that the random appearance of the storm was not a coincidence. Chopin has given these two characters (Calixta and Alcee) an opportunity to get together. It’s evident that Chopin has used this stormy, despicable weather to bring them close together. She’s also trying to point out how strict the roles for woman are. I don’t find it right how women were demanded to only be house wives whom were only dedicated to their families and children. Calixta was deep into the duties of being both a wife and a mother and it’s totally consuming her which makes her very hard working. Calixta totally reminds me of my mother with the one exception that my mother also works to not only support herself, but all of us at home. From what I believe, Calixta was denying some part of herself. She hasn’t been paying attention to the force inside of her. Most of us do that at our advantage because if we ignore parts of ourselves, and forces within us, then, we don’t live a full life right. The big message is that when we deny needs and if we don’t express ourselves and fulfill ourselves, we have nothing to give. Also, the roles that we play are consuming and that’s dangerous; we don’t fulfill ourselves. We run the risk of becoming empty, husks of people instead of being filled with life and energy. I’m sure it is evident to everyone whom has read this short story that Chopin is trying to convey that women are not only the wife and the mother. When women are repressed and not allowed to fulfill themselves, they’re becoming less gleeful and less able to give. She is showing what can happen if we are kind of pushed into the situation where the only way to get fulfillment is through immoral means. What would honestly be better is if we had a…...

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