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. It ...

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