What Is The Irony In Desiree's Baby

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The short story “Desiree’s Baby” was written by the American author Kate Chopin. The story takes place in Louisiana and it begins with a flashback that Madame Valmonde has of Desiree being a baby and realizes that the baby she had found 18 years ago now has a baby. When Desiree gave birth, Madame Valmonde went to visit her and her baby. As soon as she saw the baby she knew there was something wrong with him, but that didn’t matter because Desiree loved him unconditionally. As time passed Armand, Desiree’s husband, starting noticing something was wrong with his child. Rumors started spreading and Armand changed his attitude. He confronted Desiree by telling her that she was not white, but part black. Armand told her to leave and she left to be never seen again. After she left, Armand found a letter from his mom saying she was glad he would never find out he was part African American. In “Desiree’s Baby”, Kate Chopin uses moods, symbolism, and ironies to develop this short story.
One literary device shown in “Desiree’s Baby” is the mood. Mood is defined as the feeling a piece of literature is intended to create in a
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At the end of the story, Armand finds a letter from his mother and finds out he was wrong about Desiree being part black. To demonstrate, the author mentions; “but above all...night and day, I thank 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” (Chopin 5). By all means, that the one who actually has black blood is Armand. The whole time Armand blamed Desiree of having ancestors who were African American. He made her feel bad and made her abandoned her home. I cannot explain what he must have felt when he realized what he had done to her and their child. This is probably the most important irony in the story because it reveals the whole problem to the

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