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MinKyun Kim Professor Mark A. Schneberger ENGL 1123 - 003 2 May 2011 Refutation Argument What was the true happiness for women a long time ago? If someone was dumped by her husband, they feel bad as through it is end of life. In the story, Desiree also does not differ from those people at that time. She would do anything for Armand at inconvenience to herself. She always acted carefully for her husband in this story. Because of this historical background, Armand’s personality and attitude toward her was very oppressive and restrictive in the patriarchal system. According to the story, Armand used to love her but she is nothing to him any more due to only one accident. Moreover, Armand showed that he is cynical since he knows the fact that his son in not white. If Armand did not have these personalities, Desiree would have been different results. Therefore, Armand should completely change his own personality. Of course, there are those who would say that Armand does not need to change his personality because Armand often made Desiree happy. When Armand began to live with Desiree, they loved each other so much. Moreover, they believed that there was any obstacle in their life. Even though her birth was unknown, he married her. As proof, Chopin states “Desiree's face became suffused with a glow that was happiness itself”. As proof, it feels her happiness of feeling from this part. However, Armand does not make her happy due to his bad personality. The strongest reason is that “When he frowned she trembled, but loved him. When he smiled, she asked no greater blessing of God”(Chopin). That means she always walks on eggshells around him. She does not need to mind him and live out her convictions. It is not like she wanted
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a true happiness. If Armand had changed his own personality, she would have been much
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