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Kate Chopin is a experienced short story author from the start of the 1900s, who had been ahead of her time as a result of her incredible ability to take these complex characters that are easy to spot with and produce amazing short stories in such a small amount of space. Marriage is a frequent motif in her stories, as a "wife" was a defining function in women's lives back then. The only issue is, marriage is not always shown to be flowery and romantic like writings before her. She looked in the painfully real side of how marriage can be good and bad, notably in The Story of an Hour and The Storm. Kate Chopin's attitude towards marriage is mainly negative since it may get dull and it may repress girls, yet at the same time her attitude is optimistic due to the companionship it supplies. Marriage has passion in the first stages, but that passion begins to diminish after time. The magnificent, exciting fresh lover can begin to develop into regular and standard after a while. This is a problem that Kate Chopin's protagonist character had in The Storm. Alcee was a guy who attracted the key female character, Calixta. The seduction of the rainstorm pulled the two together, since that appears to be the sole attraction Calixta has had in some time. Calixta probably has not had an outlet in which to completely release her passionate urges because she appears to have a great deal of enthusiasm to give from the description "The ample abundance of her fire, without guile or trickery, was like a white fire which penetrated and found response in depths of his own sensuous nature that had never yet been reached" (Chopin, The Storm 25). These two had clearly had some sexual tension for some time, but they finally have the opportunity to place it f.. .