English / &Quot;A Rose For Emily&Quot; And &Quot;The Storm&Quot; Comparison
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Autor: anton 27 June 2011
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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‚Â¦Alcee clasped her shouldersÐ²Ð‚Â¦Ð²Ð‚Ñœ (Chopin 20).They used to be old lovers and this reunion brought back memories. Ð²Ð‚ÑšThe contact of her warm, palpitating bodyÐ²Ð‚Â¦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‚Â¦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‚â„¢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‚Â¦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‚â„¢s toilet set in silver, with the letters H.B. on each pieceÐ²Ð‚Ñœ (Faulkner 45). And Ð²Ð‚Ñšshe had bought a complete outfit of menÐ²Ð‚â„¢s clothingÐ²Ð‚Ñœ (Faulkner 45). But the couple was not married and the townÐ²Ð‚â„¢s women began talking about how Miss Emily was setting a bad example for the children. They never did get married though. Instead Homer left but shortly came back to EmilyÐ²Ð‚â„¢s home, Ð²Ð‚Ñšand that was the last we saw of Homer BarronÐ²Ð‚Ñœ (Faulkner 47). Later after Emily died the townspeople came to find out that the reason why nobody ever saw Homer leave was because Emily killed him and left him in her bed.
The difference between these two women when it came to their men was that CalixtaÐ²Ð‚â„¢s affair was not witnessed by anyone, whereas; EmilyÐ²Ð‚â„¢s relationship was seen by everyone and that gave everyone something to gossip about. Both of these relationships were wrong in a sense of marriage and how women should go about themselves while married or un-married. CalixtaÐ²Ð‚â„¢s affair was nothing as compared to EmilyÐ²Ð‚â„¢s because the townspeople made her relationship a public broadcast and at the end we saw how crazy Emily is when the thought of losing her lover became real.
Ultimately love and sex are two very different things. Love can make people do crazy things but sex is just sex. It has no feeling if the two people are not in love. So all in all, Emily did it for love and Calixta did it for her own sexual pleasure.
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