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1“The Storm” Theme AnalysisAt first read, it seems like Kate Chopin’s story “The Storm” is justifying adultery. How responding to temptation and desire have rejuvenating effect on failing marriages. Understandingthe symbolical meanings of the story proves that this does not seem the case. In this short story, Chopin emphasized that ignoring our inner needs, and our desires can be detrimental and somewhat dangerous. She exploited the roles of a wife, mother, and religion to show the repressive nature of the society she lives in. Finally, she used the storm as the symbolical driving force of sexuality that cannot be addressed.In the beginning of the story, Calixta is deep in her duties. She is sewing, she’s washing clothes and drying them in the gallery. She is hard at work without noticing the approach of the storm. Symbolically, the storm in her is being denied and ignored. She’s been denying a part of herself, a force inside of her that she’s not paying attention to. After the storm, after the affair,