Calcite’s characteristics In Kate Chopping short story “the storm” the main character Calcite is represented from different sides. But one of the main features of her personality can be traced. She is passionate women. From the very beginning of the second chapter the author emphasizes it through her manner of sewing on the sewing machine. “She sat at a side of a window sewing furiously on a sewing machine. She was greatly occupied and did not notice the approaching storm It shows that she didn’t just sew, but was deeply involved in the process and gave to it all her emotions and powers.
The author uses epithets “furiously”‘ and “greatly/’ that intensifies the effect… During five last years she was deeply in household chores: cleaning, cooking, washing. Her impulsive and passion nature could be only reflected in such activities. But it some features Of her temper still remains in her appearance. “She was a little fuller than 5 years before she was married but she had lost nothing of the vivacity’.
The appearance of her ex;boyfriend Alice woke up err old feelings and reminded her that she is a women and all her passion can be directed not only in household duties. It finds the way out in the affair with Alice. She couldn’t resist it, because the tension was too strong. ‘The generous abundance of her passion, without guile or trickery, was like a white flame which penetrated and found response in depths of his own sensuous nature that had never yet been reached”. Calcite let off steam and her hot temper could smolder without any fire or explosion.