Summary Of Desiree's Baby By Kate Chopin

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Desiree’s Baby by Kate Chopin. In 1893, this short story was published as “The Father of Desiree’s Baby” in a magazine. Madame Valmonde and Monsieur adopted Desiree for the reason she was found abandoned when she was just a little girl. As she grew older, she found the love of her life, Armand as they had so much love for one another. They had a child, and as soon as they had the baby, the relationship turned out to be bitter and complicated. After a few months passed, Armand and Desiree realized that the baby had a different skin color than the both of them. The husband did not have a good attitude during the situation, so he told her to leave his house for the reason that if the baby is not white then neither is she. Of course, she took …show more content…
The author uses irony and symbolism in “Desiree’s Baby.” The author shows, “ Despite Desiree being the one in the relationship to show more compassion, compromise, and commitment, she ends up dying after walking into the wilderness with her child. On the other hand, Armand, give his uncompromising animosity, inability to understand the feelings of others, and lack of prudent judgement ends up with his name, his home, his property, and his slaves intact.”(GradeSaver 1). An example will be when the narrator says, “ She walked across a deserted field, where the stubble bruised her tender feet, so delicately shod, and tore her thin gown to shreds. She disappeared among the reeds and windows that grew thick along the banks of the deep, sluggish bayou; and she did not come back again.” (Chopin 4). In the story, the author states the symbolism in “Desiree’s Baby”, “Although this is not the stone pillar before, Chopin associates Desiree with the imagery of stone to symbolize a transition in Desiree’s life. Armand, once completely in love with Desiree, has now turned and cruel after her race has been called into question.” For example, “It was no wonder, she stood one day against the stone pillar in whose shadow she had lain asleep, eighteen years before, that Armand Aubigny riding by and seeing her there, had fallen in love with her… “It means,” he answered …show more content…
She uses literary devices like symbols, tone, themes, and irony to show how African America was treated in Louisiana and how white rich men had more power in the house than their women or mistress. In “Desiree’s Baby,” covey's that in Europe the people were Christians or believe in God’s. Kate Chopin wrote “Desiree’s Baby” to make a change in the public minds in order to make the woman more strong-minded. This also, concludes that most husbands will never pay attention to their mistresses or to their own children. Chopin uses theme, tone, symbols,

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