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Désirée’s Baby is Kate Chopin’s short story, set before the American Civil War, about a baby and a racial crisis between a husband and wife. For over half a century, it has been one of Chopin’s most popular stories. Read the story online Characters Time and place Themes When the story was written and published What critics and scholars say Questions and answers Accurate texts Articles and book chapters about the story Books that discuss Kate Chopin’s short stories. Reading Kate Chopin’s Désirée’s Baby online and in print.
Full online text of Desiree's Baby by Kate Chopin. Why, it seemed but yesterday that Desiree was little more than a baby herself; when Monsieur in riding through the gateway of Valmonde had found her lying asleep in the shadow of the big stone pillar. The little one awoke in his arms and began to cry for "Dada. That was as much as she could do or say.
Written by Kate Chopin, narrated by Jacqueline Kinlow. These unabridged selections demonstrate her fine insight. Jacqueline Kinlow's performance is well-suited to the spirit of the works.
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Kate Chopin’s Desiree’s Baby is a powerful story about race, class, and the norms of society. The story was set in a period before the American Civil War. During that time, in Louisiana and the rest of the South, society viewed African Americans as being less than human. At that time, society was set up in a way which black men and women were at a position below that of white women. In turn, white women were second in class to white men. This social structure lends insight into Armand Aubigny’s disownment of Desiree and the baby. When Armand came to believe that Desiree was black, he fell out of love with her just as quickly as he had fallen in love with her.
By associating the baby solely with Désirée and not with Armand as well, Chopin succeeds in mirroring Armand’s . It is also from the beginning of the story that the reader realises that Chopin is exploring the theme of identity.
By associating the baby solely with Désirée and not with Armand as well, Chopin succeeds in mirroring Armand’s attitude to the baby. In Armand’s eyes, due to the mixed racial heritage of the child, the baby is Désirée’s responsibility and not his. As far as Armand is concerned, the child’s mixed race comes from Désirée and not from him and as such he wants no involvement with either Désirée or the baby. However as the reader learns at the end of the story there is a sense of irony about Armand’s decision.