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Surname 1 Institution Professor Course Date Desiree’s Baby” In the short story "Desiree' Baby" Chopin tries to make comment on the "racial consciousness" of the society in question. Racial consciousness was aimed at defining what is unique, separate in the "Louisiana Creole" society. In this regard, this society considered each race to be having specific attributes. For example, the Blacks were seen to have born to serve the master whereby they worked as slaves in the plantations. In addition, this society put one race in an advanced social ranking because it was considered to be superior to the others. The skin of a person basically defined the social status of that person. In this regard, the whites were considered to be superior to the blacks and the people who had a black pigmentation usually worked in the fields and they belonged to a lower social class. Although Armand's mother is of black origin he tries as much as possible to conceal this fact by not associating himself with the people who were considered colored. His wealth was a true reflection of his desire to be treated as a white because he considered himself as a wealthy man and a man of class. Racism was ripe in this society because racism between Armand and the cotton pickers who were considered to be of black origin was clearly evident. As a result of the various elements of symbolism employed by
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