Desiree's Baby And The Story Of An Hour Analysis

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Everyone makes poor decisions in their life that later has an effect on them. In three short stories by Kate Chopin, she explains how many people often make irresponsible decisions which eventually leads to dissatisfaction. With this in mind, the story Regret discusses how a woman rejected a proposal to live a life she later regretted. Including, Desiree’s Baby, which depicts how a young man decided to send his wife and child elsewhere because of their race. In addition to, The Story of An Hour describes how a woman puts herself at risk by becoming over-excited after hearing the news of her husband’s death. Kate Chopin reveals different aspects of these characters’ lives that all respond in one common way, the remorse for their decisions. In the story Regret, the main character, Mamzelle Aurelie found being alone quite …show more content…
Although, the father, whose race was Creole, did not love the baby who was a mulatto due to the fact that he had always known only his dad’s race since his mom died while he was eight. Therefore, he did not understand his own race. Desiree, on the other hand, was Caucasian, yet after Armand saw the baby’s appearance, he accused his wife of not actually being caucasian and sent the baby and Desiree away. Afterwards, Armand burned everything that reminded him of Desiree. The last thing to burn was a box of letters Desiree had written to him before, but underneath them all, he discovered a letter that his mom once sent to his dad that read: "But above all," she wrote, "night and day, I thank the good God for having so arranged our lives that our dear Armand will never know that his mother, who adores him, belongs to the race that is cursed with the brand of slavery." As a result, Armand now knows his ethnic background and perhaps feels bitter about how he treated his son and

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