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Autor: anton • June 27, 2011 • 544 Words (3 Pages) • 1,085 Views
In the stories, Ð²Ð‚ÑšThe StormÐ²Ð‚Ñœ and Ð²Ð‚ÑšA Rose for EmilyÐ²Ð‚Ñœ the two main characters, Calixta and Emily, go with men outside of marriage. Calixta is married and has an affair while Emily is not married and is involved with Homer.
In the story Ð²Ð‚ÑšThe StormÐ²Ð‚Ñœ by Kate Chopin, Calixta is forced to stay in the house with Alcee because of the rainstorm while Babinot and Bibi are stuck at the store. Calixta was so worried and frightened by the storm that Alcee took it upon himself to comfort her. Ð²Ð‚ÑšShe would not compose herselfÐ²Ð‚¦Alcee clasped her shouldersÐ²Ð‚¦Ð²Ð‚Ñœ (Chopin 20).They used to be old lovers and this reunion brought back memories. Ð²Ð‚ÑšThe contact of her warm, palpitating bodyÐ²Ð‚¦had aroused all the old-time infatuation and desire for her fleshÐ²Ð‚Ñœ (Chopin 20). This fascination helped them take their desires to the next level, an affair, all while the storm was hammering down on the house. Once they were through, so was the storm. Ð²Ð‚ÑšHe stayed cushioned upon her, breathless, dazed, enervatedÐ²Ð‚¦Ð²Ð‚Ñœ (Chopin 27). And the Ð²Ð‚Ñšgrowl of thunder was distant and passing awayÐ²Ð‚Ñœ (Chopin 28). Everything was over, Alcee left and Babinot and Bibi returned home. EveryoneÐ²Ð‚™s lives went back to how they were, as if nothing had happened.
Meanwhile, in the story Ð²Ð‚ÑšA Rose for EmilyÐ²Ð‚Ñœ, by William Faulkner, Emily gets involved with a man named, Homer, both un-married but obviously together. The whole town watched their relationship unravel. Ð²Ð‚ÑšPresently we began to see him and Miss Emily on Sunday afternoons driving in the yellow-wheeled buggyÐ²Ð‚¦Ð²Ð‚Ñœ (Faulkner 30). The townspeople always felt sorry for Emily. The whole town would be in whispers about everything she did. As Emily was with Homer she seemed very happy and content. Emily was buying Homer gifts, Ð²Ð‚Ñša manÐ²Ð‚™s toilet set in silver, with the letters H.B. on each pieceÐ²Ð‚Ñœ (Faulkner 45). And Ð²Ð‚Ñšshe had bought