Desiree's Baby | Study Guide

Kate Chopin

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Overview

Author

Kate Chopin

Year Published

1893

Type

Short Story

Genre

Allegory, Historical Fiction, Tragedy

Perspective and Narrator

The narrator of "Désirée's Baby" is a third-person omniscient narrator. This narrator withholds information to show how Désirée discovers the "truth" of her child's racial difference and to allow for an exploration of the racist practices that separate the fates of free and enslaved people.

Tense

"Désirée's Baby" is narrated in the past tense.

About the Title

The title "Désirée's Baby" refers to a baby born to a woman named Désirée.

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