Desiree 's Baby By Desiree Atwood Essay example
750 Words Mar 8th, 2016 3 Pages
To begin with the ways in which contrast is shown through race in Desiree 's baby depict the struggle of being black or even mixed in a time period where racism and slavery are still very much present. With this being the pre civil war era if any person were to be associated with another race, then they would be harshly scrutinized for it. Especially if said person were to have a relationship with a person from another race, then that person would be discarded from their society and forced to leave the home they live in. Not only that, but also black people at this time were perceived and treated as if they were objects with no value beyond the labor they were forced to do. This was the view of many white Americans during this time period.
In addition to race within” Desiree 's baby” contrast revolves around gender as well in which Desiree is treated far different from how a man in her same situation would be treated. In the time period this was written…