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  • Summary Of Desiree's Baby By Kate Chopin

    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 her belongings and headed her own way and disappeared forever. When Armand was burning Desiree’s belongings, he found a letter his mother had sent his father when he was in Parris. She told her husband that she was glad that Armand would never find out that she was part African American. In “Desiree’s Baby”, by Kate Chopin uses themes, tone, symbols, and irony to develop this short story. Initially, the themes used in this short story would be racism. A way racism is shown in the story is Armand having mixed feelings about Desiree’s mixed racial background. Instead of questioning his background, he quickly blames her race instead of talking it out with her and throws her out. His hatred towards dark complexion individuals is out of control…

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