Essay Babylons Baby

Submitted By DynamiteL
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Desiree's Baby is a short story written by Kate Chopin. It is set in
19th century Louisiana. The story starts with Madame Valmonde going to
visit Desiree and her baby. She thinks back on her memories of Desiree
as a baby:

"It made her laugh to think of Desiree with a baby.
Why it seemed but yesterday that Desiree was little
more than a baby herself."

This quote tells us two things. The first is that Madame Valmonde must
have known Desiree as a child and is either a close family friend of
even a member of the family herself. The second thing is that Desiree
is young. The word "baby" could either mean childlike or physically
young. Desiree seemed to be a normal child and had had a normal
childhood. The third paragraph tells us more about Desiree's
background:

"She had been purposely left by a band of passing
Texans."

This makes us think that she he had been abandoned at a very young age
outside Madame Valmonde´s home. We can also tell from paragraph five
that "She was nameless."

No one knew what her name was or what her family background was like.
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think the real fault lies with Armand's parents for not telling him
about his racial background. They probably only did this so he could
live a good life without discrimination, but in the long run it did
him more harm than good. If he had known about it before this whole
incident would not