Bobinot points out the storm to Bibi by calling his attention to “certain somber clouds that were rolling with sinister intention from the west, accompanied by a sullen, threatening roar” (288). This description makes it obvious that this is a threatening, dangerous storm. The clouds are portrayed with a sort of consciousness, it is as though the storm is alive, rolling in with “sinister intention … accompanied by a sullen, threatening roar.” It is like a growling animal stalking its prey. Calixta stands at the window wiping away the moisture. Alcee joins her but as they look out the window the rain comes down in “sheets obscuring the view of far-off cabins and enveloping the distant wood in a gray mist” (290).
Alfred Ojediran 056629132 Professor Danicki EAC 150BC The theme of Kate Chopin’s “The Storm’ In Kate Chopin’s short story “The storm”, we see the author describe the feminine repression set by the constraint of the society through the treatment of adultery. The story starts with Bobinὂt and Bibi at the store, waiting for the storm to start. Bobinot decides to buy a can of shrimps, which are a form of natural aphrodisiac, while the storm starts and “it shook the wooden store and seemed to be ripping great furrows in the distance field” (paragraph five). The second part of the story starts with Calixta at home waiting for her husband Bobinot and her young son Bibi. She decides to run out and gather the clothes outside before the storm starts when she sees Alcee Laballiere riding his horse and seeking for shelter from the storm.
When the storm erupts, so does the carnal desire that Calixta and Alcee have for one another. That fervor leads to an effusive, yet brief love affair between them. During their passionate encounter, Calixta's husband and son are waiting for the storm to cease at a local store. As the storm subsides and the rendezvous is fulfilled, Alcee absconds just in time for Calixta's husband and son to return. Chopin's involved descriptions and eloquent details of the affair are all rhetorically brought to life through the constant changing of the storm.
The storm is continually built up to be a wild force with words like “lashing” and “fierce slanting” both showing the power of the force of the rain and wind on everything around it. The “death-wind” mentioned in line 7 makes the setting appear even more unfriendly, making the reader wonder what the wind is trying to do. The way Whitman
Storms Come & Go The short story “The Storm” by Kate Chopin is a beautifully written narrative that expresses the main character, Calixta’s, internal struggle between two men: her husband, Bobinot and her former suitor, Alcee. From the beginning to the very end the reader is guided through the story by riding the emotional roller coaster that is the storm. Chopin cleverly uses the storm as a symbol to express the emotions and intentions of the characters within the story, particularly the antagonist, Alcee. The storm becomes a symbol for Alcee and his intentions. Chopin also uses the imagery of heat to portray Calixta’s forbidden desires towards Alcee.
“It began to grow dark, and suddenly realizing the situation she got hurriedly and went about closing windows and doors” (336). She is feeling uneasiness for her husband and her son. “The Storm” represents many sexual situations, one of the best examples occurs when Calixta is doing her housework. “Out on the small front gallery she had hung Bobinot’s clothes to air and hastened out to gather them
In the story the “Thunderstorm”, Vladimir Nabokov’s complex imaginative piece, the author employs imagery and personification to take the reader into a fantastic and dreamy world. From the very beginning when Nabokov is depicting a seemingly realistic setting, he introduces personification in his narrative to set the mood of the piece. The wind, described as a “blind phantom” is later found “... waiting for me in the room; it banged the casement window and staged a prompt reflux when I shut the door behind me”. Giving human attributes to the wind turns it into an active character in the story. In addition, layering mystical qualities in the image of the wind contributes to the fantastical feel of the story.
J-E-L-L-0! : A RHETORICAL ANALYSIS In my recent study of a 1980’s advertisement for Jell-O, I was intrigued by the use of sharing a brand new recipe for “moister, fruitier Rainbow Cake.” This particular advertisement was very effective because it reached out to two audiences, children and adults, while maintaining appeal on all three levels of proofs: pathos, ethos and logos. The recipe appealed to adults, especially those who bake, by providing an improvement upon what seemed to be a favorite. Having the recipe in full view rather than hidden within the box of Jell-O lends a hand to impulse shopping thus promoting sales. This is clearly a very clever use of ethos: appealing to the audience based upon the company’s stable reputation of providing delicious and rather healthy treats.
The storm is described in simple, direct language: it sets in early, it tears down tree limbs, and its force disturbs the calmness of the lake. The storm is also personified in a way that anticipates the mood of the speaker. The wind, the speaker explains, is “sullen”; it destroys the trees out of “spite”, and it deliberately tries to “vex”, or anger, the lake. Later in the poem the speaker is sullen and he uses his sullenness to elicit some type of reaction from Porphyria. Porphyria enters the speaker’s cottage, and immediately the tone of the poem changes.
“Hurricane hits England” The first stanza tells us about her feelings of fear during the storm, particularly in lines four and five. In line four Nichols uses the metaphor "The howling ship of the wind," showing that the storm is riding the raging wind which creates fear within her. Also in line five she expresses how the storm becomes stronger as it causes increasing devastation. Line six is where she first realises how it is linked to her past. She thinks the storm is "like some dark ancestral spectre," which has come to remind her Caribbean past.