Armand’s father had brought him home from paris, when he was eight, after his mother died. He came from a wealthy family. According to the Armand’s father thought of Desiree didn’t seem like he was happy because the way he grew up, he wanted someone from the same wealth as them. After they had gotten married and they were expecting a baby, the day had come of the birth of the child Mrs. Valmonde was surprised about the baby when she saw it because perhaps the kid didn’t look like one of the parent’s. “ Marriage, and later the birth of his so had softened Armand Aubigny’s imperious and exacting nature greatly.” Signifying that Armand had calmed and settled down once he meet her, he was so in love with Desiree.
“The Story Of Desiree’s Baby”is a story written by Kate Chopin.This story is about Madame Valmondé travels from her home on a Louisiana plantation to the neighboring plantation to visit her recently married daughter, Désirée. Désirée has given birth to her first child, and Madame Valmondé reflects that it seems not so long ago that she first held Désirée herself as a baby. Désirée was found by Monsieur Valmondé as an infant abandoned in the shadow of the stone pillar at the gate of their plantation. The Valmondés accepted the girl as their own, and Madame Valmondé believed the child had been sent to her by Providence because she couldn’t bear children of her own.Eighteen years later, Désirée was standing near the same stone pillar where her adoptive father found her when Armand Aubigny, the young heir of the neighboring plantation L’Abri, rode past and fell in love with her at first sight. Armand fell in love suddenly and deeply, and nothing could persuade him to give up Désirée, despite Monsieur Valmondé’s cautions about her mysterious past.
But, when son was three months, Armand had changed in mood since the baby was born, to which he wouldn’t even look at her with the same respect. As Chopin describes Armand to Desiree, “When he spoke to her, it was with averted eyes, from which the old love-light seemed to have gone out.”, it’s clear as though something had struck Armand, giving him the feeling of not wanting to see Desiree anymore, and the love he showed was no longer there anymore. When in ‘Lamb to the Slaughter’, it was made clear that the husband, Patrick, did in fact show her a lot of love and respect. When Patrick came home from work, as a police officer, Ms.Maloney, the
This consequence can be indirect or direct or both. In the stories “Desiree’s Baby” and “A&P” characters find that their choices cause both indirect and direct consequences from their choices. Desiree made a choice to confront Armand about the meaning behind Zandrine’s change, and faced a direct consequence of her marriage ending. Armand was faced with at least two consequences. The first being the dissolution of his marriage, and later the knowledge that he was in fact at fault for the change.
“Desiree’s Baby” is a short story written by Kate Chopin. Désirée is the adopted daughter of Monsieur and Madame Valmondé. Abandoned as a baby, she was found by Monsieur Valmondé lying in the shadow of a stone pillar near the Valmondé gateway. She is courted by the son of another wealthy, well known and respected family, Armand. They marry and have a child.
The Pain of Loving You Everyone yearns to be accepted in life. One may slide right into their destined position, while another chooses to reconstruct their existing personality because they believe "they don't quite fit.” In "Desiree's Baby", a short story by Kate Chopin, a woman named Desiree takes her need of belonging to drastic measures. When Desiree, a young woman, finally finds peace through a marriage with a handsome plantation owner, her spirit is crushed when he rejects the fact that he ever fell in love with her. She transforms her husband’s decision into one that abetts her into taking her own life. Desiree has grown up with the pain of knowing she was abandoned by her birth parents.
The short story, “Desiree’s Baby”, by Kate Chopin addresses several issues that played a major role in the Antebellum South. Desiree, abandoned as a child, receives new hope when she is found and raised by Madame Valmonde. At a young age, Desiree quickly falls in love with Armand, who would later cause destruction and misery in their marriage. With the birth of their child, Armand and Desiree face racial tensions and conflicts within themselves. Throughout the story, Chopin shows the prominent role reputation plays in shaping the characters, setting, and conflicts.
Desiree’s baby is a short story that opens with Madame Valmonde visiting Desiree and her baby.Desiree is married to a man named Armand Aubigny who had fallen in love with Desiree when he sees her standing against the stone pillar, even though they knew each other since they were small children, ever since Armand and his father came from Paris, after his mother died. Having had been told Desiree’s origin should be examined flew by him as Armand was so in love that he does not care about Desiree’s ancestors and decides it does not matter that she does not have a family name of her own in the end the two married and then bore the baby.Madame Valmonde has a surprise awaiting her. She has not seen the baby for a month and when she arrives to L’Abri
One major surprise is when Armand opens the letter from his mother and finds out that he has African American in his bloodline. To the readers, this can be ironic because the drawer that the letter was in, had been opened several times before by Armand when he would put the letters Desiree had written him in there. The readers learn that Armand now knows the truth about his past, but is too scared to be honest with himself and others around him. “When he spoke to her, it was with averted eyes, from which the old love-light seemed to have gone out. He absented himself from home; and when there, avoided her presence and that of her child,
Desiree’s loss of identity as a wife is one clear example within the reading. Near the beginning of her story, Chopin alludes to this when she states, “what does it matter about a name when he could give her the oldest and proudest in Louisiana” (81). This implies that upon marriage Desiree will lose her identity and become “Armand’s wife”. Furthermore, this prevailing gender inequality is also seen in Desiree’s submissive nature. When Chopin describes the change in Armand’s character she says, “which she dared not ask him to explain” (82); showing the non-confrontational attitude coming from Desiree.