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People and things aren't always as they seem to be about the very first sight that's the reason why we must examine them in various ways otherwise they may mislead us. That's more then true in the short story "The Kiss" by Kate Chopin where she uses imagery, irony and simile to show us how deceitful a person can be. She informs us by the actions of her roles a person shouldn't be judged solely by his or her appearance or words because these things could be dangerously deceptive. Each one of the characters in Chopin story play their own matches and in more or less visible manner attempt to control other people to attain their particular sometimes not too righteous goals, but who will eventually succeed in attaining his desires in this world of deception and manipulation. First and most clearly seen participant in the story is Miss Nathalie which is introduced by Chopin when she sits at her house on a chair at the firelight and strokes вЂњthe satin jacket of the cat that lay curled into her lapвЂќ. This is a very effective simile as through it we start to see what type of man she is. And Miss Nathalie is a intelligent, crafty and shrewd woman which really well knows how and when to act or pretend and even more when to use her charm so that she can get whatever she wants and that is the love of handsome but to not rich Mr. Harvey with whom she secretly meets and the money of to not attractive but вЂњenormously richвЂќ Mr. Brantain whom she desperately desires to marry. We see her acting abilities and her charm in usage when following an unfortunate accident of Mr. Harvey kissing her at Mr. Brantain presence she comes up with a story of the kiss being only naive brother and sister-like intimacy which to her great delight Brantain seems to believe whiteout any queries...