“It was a sad looking place”, began Chopin in “Desiree‘s Baby“, to briefly describe the home of Desiree and Armand Aubigny. This description automatically sets a bleak tone for the story. The story does have pleasant times such as in the beginning. Desiree was an abandoned child whom Monsieur Valmonde found by a pillar one day. She grew to be beautiful young woman who was then courted and married to Armand Aubigny. Even though Desiree’s origin was uncertain Armand did not care. The story goes on to state that Armand owned slaves and ...
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...ism) Race has been and, sadly, will always be an issue that the world faces. “Desiree’s Baby” and “Everyday Use” are great examples of the struggles that African Americans have faced over many generations and how times have changed in the life of an African American.
Walker, Alice. "Everyday Use". An Introduction to Literature, 15th ed. Eds. Sylvan Barnet, William Burton, and William E. Cain. New York: Longman, 2008, 109- 115.
Chopin, Kate. “Desiree’s Baby.” An Introduction to Literature, 15th ed. Eds. Sylvan Barnet, William Burton, and William E. Cain. New York: Longman, 2008, 104- 108.
Barnet, Sylvan, William Burto, and William E. Cain. An Introduction to Literature. 15th
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