Desiree's Baby Conflict

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Benito Cantu
Ms. Carmen Vitela
English 4
1 February 2017
Conflicts in “Desiree’s Baby”
“Desiree's Baby”short story by Kate Chopin. Desiree's Baby is taken place in Louisiana, Desiree ,a baby that was left behind by a “party of texans.” , was taken in by the Valmonde’s a family from Louisiana. Desiree later grew up to be of legal age, she later met Armand Aubigny. They fell in love with each other and they got married. They later had a son which turned out to look like he came from African American descent. Although, Desiree doesn't see anything wrong with her son, Armand does. He became angry because the baby wasn't white. He later sent Desiree and the baby out of his house because he felt that his family had been disrespected. Armand later finds out that he is from African American
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Conflicts can be against a person, against themselves, against society, or against nature. Each conflict includes an antagonist and a protagonist. The first conflict that is encountered in Desiree's Baby is between Armand and Desiree. In this conflict Desiree is the protagonist and Armand is the antagonist. Armand argued with Desiree “that the child is not white; it means you are not white” Armand quickly assumed that Desiree was not white, because the baby did not show any signs of being white. Desiree then rapidly denied it, “It is a lie; it is not true, I am white!” Desiree was sure she was not of any color but white. She argued “look at my hand; whiter than yours, Armand.” Desiree was asked Armand “Do you want me to go?” Armand quickly answered, “Yes I want you to go.” Armand did not care about anything he was not going to change his mind. Armand felt like he and his family had been disrespected, he did not want anything to do with Desiree anymore. Armand got “a graceful cradle of willow.” he then gathered the “layette”, and then he fed the cradle with “silk gowns, and velvet and satin
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