Kate Chopin's Short Stories

Desiree's baby

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In "Désirée's Baby," she is an orphan raised by the Valmondés who has married Armand, the love of her life. Unfortunately, her baby's appearance leads to questions of her ancestry that imperil her marriage and life. "Désirée is a kind and loyal wife who hates it when her husband mistreats slaves.The irony of Chopin’s story is that although Désirée is probably of Caucasian blood after all, only she and her innocent baby suffer from the accusation of miscegenation, whereas the mixed-race Armand Aubigny will probably not face any consequences for either his racial descent or his cruelty to his wife.