Most of her short stories, including "Desiree's Baby" and "The Story of an Hour," show females that undergo a transformation from weak and dependent on their husbands to stronger, more independent women.
When the couple has a child, contravercy erupts when it becomes apparent that the baby has a different colour skin to the parents. The mystery of the baby being different is first created by the grandmother whom takes the baby to the window to get a better look at the baby as it would have been dark in the room in What I noticed in a little way was a small deal of irony in the way the story progressed.
One of the intresting pieces that I noticed that regulary popped up in the story throughout was the refrence to objects that were white. The objects were things like soft white muslins and the Compare desiree baby and gowns that get burned by Armand Aubigny at the end.
These are little yet obvious signs that she was the one that was truly black and not Armand. Unfortunately, Desiree loves her husband so much that she feels that she cannot live without him. Evenmore she dreads that society would discard both her and her son and that they would become slaves.
This would also mean she would sink further in society as the slaves would not like her because of her childhood of growing up with the people who dictate thier lives.
It is suggested by the writing she kills herself and her child in the bayou A very wet and cold marshy area often populated with water reeds. Throughout this story the author tries to get the reader to have sympathy towards Desiree while displaying the different social issues of the time. This tells us that Desiree is a very young and vulnerable which is another attempt to make the reader feel a little sympathy for her.
The first bit of irony I detected is in the way that the main character reacts to the news of the death of her husband, Brently Mallard. Rather, she accepts it and goes to her room to be alone.
In her room, Louise sinks into a comfortable chair and looks out her window. Immediately the image of comfort seems to strike a odd tone for the aftermath of receving the news of her husbands demise. Next, the newly widowed women is looking out of the window and sees spring and all the new life it brings.
The descriptions used now are to push the scene as far away from death as possible. Louise grows excited and begins to fantasize about living her life for herself. She starts to dream aboult the reveloutions that the day had brought her and the fact she could lead he own life.
The realization that she will be the envy of every married woman in the land because of her freedom to do what she wants with no-one to obey. This is an eerie forshadowing for an even more unexpected ending.
She lived in the true sense of the word, with the will and freedom to live for only one hour. How to cite this page Choose cite format:Desiree's Baby.
As the day was pleasant, Madame Valmonde drove over to L'Abri to see Desiree and the baby. It made her laugh to think of Desiree with a baby. Compare and Contrast to "Desiree's Baby" by Kate Chopin and "Hills Like White Elephants" by Earnest Hemingway Words Sep 25th, 3 Pages To some people a baby can be the best thing that ever happened to them, but then there are others who have decisions to make.
For my coursework I will compare both short story's whom where written by a woman which was very unusual for that day and age.
The author's pen name was. Comparison Of Desiree S Baby And The Story Of An Hour Orji Dr. Raynie 27 June Comparison /Contrast Essay Kate Chopin’s “The Story of an Hour ” and “Desiree’s Baby ” are two stories dealing with women who were trapped and isolated in a marriage by their husbands.
"The Story of an Hour" & "Desiree's Baby" By: Kate Chopin A common theme in both of these stores is that love is very powerful, and it may .
Together, the characters, symbols, and settings in Kate Chopin’s “The Story of an Hour” and “Désirée’s Baby” depict the overall theme of women’s suffrage during the time period in which they were written, and the line between hatred and love that makes human existence perilous.