Deigning Acceptance Of Desiree's Baby, By Kate Chopin

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Deigning Acceptance of Race "Desiree's Baby," by Kate Chopin, is a short story about the effects of denial of acceptance throughout the story. Some people think of everyone as equal, but in this story Armand does not chose to believe in equality. The story shows Armand’s racism from the way he treats his slaves, towards his wife, and child. Armand believes that his possessions are more important than his actual family. When Armand’s baby starts showing negroid features, more of his racism comes out. After Desiree and her son leave he discovers his true self. He seems to think that the possession in his life will be Desiree, their child, and his slaves. His self-interest is easily evident in his strict rule of his slaves and wishing to gain Desiree. Armand believes that his possessions are more important than his actual family. His father had slaves and treated them well. Armand inherited his father's land in Louisiana, which he grew up on. Armand did the opposite of how he was raised. Even though he had slaves he should never have treated them the way that he did. His father treated them as equal as himself. I thought throughout this story something major in his life happened to him. Just like in an article by Roslyn Reso Foy, “Contrasting his father’s easygoing and…show more content…
Armand does not think of everyone as equal. The story shows Armand’s racism from the way he acts towards his slaves, his wife, and his child. Armand believed that his possessions were more important than his actual family. When Armand’s baby started showing Negro features more of his racism came out. After Desiree and her son leave he discovers the truth about himself. He seems to think that the possession in his life will be Desiree, their child, and his slaves. His self-interest is easily evident in the strict rule of his slaves and wishing to gain

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