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Dan Sendik Final copy English Comp. 2 Southern Family Values The Story “Desiree’s baby”, by Kate Chopin is about a couple that falls in love and gets married. This couple, Desiree and Armand had a child which is the heir to the family name. This story shows the progression of love, from first meeting, to being married and having a family. It shows how their thinking changed through family life and how love softened their temperaments. However, a wrench is thrown into the works when Desiree and Armand realized their child was African American. Armand sees this as a severe problem because it would bring shame to his proud Louisiana name if it got out that he had a black son, second to that, his son would not be suitable for running the plantation. It seemed Armand’s primary concern was family pride. That pride had been compromised when Armand realized his son was black. “A strange, an awful change in her husband’s manner.”(224) His disposition had completely changed. He became very cold towards Desiree, his son, and the slaves. “The very spirit of Satan seemed suddenly
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