Desiree's Baby - character whos upbringing brought him to...

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Blake Roby ENC1102 Mr. O’Leary 1/24/08 Thesis: Racism is so complex and filled with evil that it even turns human beings within a race against each other. Topic sentence 1) In the case of “Desiree’s Baby,” by Chopin, we see through Armand a character who’s upbringing brought him to be racist against African Americans, even though ironically, his mother was black. Topic sentence 2) The reaction of Armand to the news that his baby and wife were not all white tells us he did not know his mother was black until after reading the letter addressed to his father from his mother. Topic sentence 3) The way in which Armand treats his wife and child after discovering they were not all white is different from that way he would have treated them if he had known about his mother before hand; furthermore, the confrontation would never have occurred. Paragraph: In the case of “Desiree’s Baby,” by Chopin, we see through Armand a
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Unformatted text preview: character whos upbringing brought him to be racist against African Americans, even though ironically, his mother was black. Imagine all of your life you have been told to act a certain way or else Now imagine you just found out your wife has been taught to act the way you were not suppose to. What do you do? Armands decision was the extreme choice. There were many other options of dealing with the situation and had he known his mother was African American, he would have acted differently and been raised differently. Armand was so mean to the slaves before the birth of his son, there is no way he would have behaved this way had he known his mothers little secret. The conversation that began in line 33 about Desiree leaving and Armand not loving her anymore, when compared with his love of his mother, shows the reader, there is no way he knew about his mothers secret....
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This essay was uploaded on 04/18/2008 for the course ENC 1102 taught by Professor O'leary during the Spring '08 term at South Florida Community College.

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