Essay - Desiree's baby

Essay - Desiree's baby - In Kate Chopin's short story...

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In Kate Chopin’s short story “Desirees’ Baby”, we see how unforeseen factors can play an important roll in how life turns out. Like many of Chopin’s works she seems to capture her audience with elaborate detail and dramatic events. The whole story is based on love at first site and how years of love can be lost in a moment of rage. Chopin early on in the story sets the stage for the events that follow. “Desirees’ Baby” has powerful points that make the reader beg for more. Still the fact remains it is hard for a person of this day in age to relate to what was going on in the era in which the story was written. With an overall excellent story “Desiree’s baby” is sure to capture any readers attention. Off to a good start, the author paints the perfect picture of what things have come to pass. As one of the main characters, Madame Valmonde, drives over to L’Abri, she details events that lead up to this moment. “Why, it seemed but yesterday that Desiree was little more than a baby herself; when Monsieur in riding through the gateway of Valmonde had found her lying asleep in the shadow of the big stone pillar.”.(An Introduction to Literature 76). Since Madam Valmonde had been without a child of her own she took in the child and raised it. Calling the child Desiree, she grew up to be a very beautiful woman. I feel that such insufficient details about Desiree’s past leaves the
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