Topics Of Race And Woman In Desiree's Baby
Speaking about “Desiree’s Baby” by Kate Chopin, Desiree is a gentle, kind, and a loving person. In this story, she is unknown about her husband, Armand, went from being “The proudest father in the parish” to having a unusual, a very unpleasant change in her husband’s actions, which she afraid to ask him about. In addition to this, there are still some people in this society where people were measured by racial purity. More importantly, love need to supplant any kind of prejudice or racist ideology. Love is the only one thing that can make this world a happier place to live.
Specifically, Love is the pure form of showing emotions from one to another. Considering “Desiree’s Baby” tragedy overtake Desiree and her baby, and at last her husband too. So, if there was love between them, the scenario could be a good and happy ending. In my opinion, Desiree could use so many options such as she need to talk with Armand about the matter and try to figure out the good solution or she need to talk with one expert psychologist to resolve this matter. So, this tells me that we need to love ourselves as well as our family. Nowadays, people just forget about their life and health, if they have any big problems.
Indeed, Armand was so happy, when he found out that his wife is having a baby. He was much happier than before as he was being good with his slaves as well. He was just a wonderful person as it seemed at that moment, and when the time came out, he found out that his baby is dark skinned color then, he turned down to his own wife and blame her for the mixed baby. This clearly shows that racial prejudice clearly succeeded love between Desiree and Armand.
As a matter of fact, our world is a beautiful place. People can make it even better if we all live in peace and harmony rather than war and racial prejudice. Love should be between every couples in each and every part of the country of the whole world. People should spread love rather than hate to make this world a better place to live. In my opinion, social awareness regarding this should be spread out around the whole world by different kinds of medias including facebook, twitter, television programs, street dramas, and so on. The more love spreads the happier people will be and eventually a beautiful world for us is possible.
As a final point, the main theme of this short story is people are often judged by their appearances and racial purity. Moreover, after reading “Desiree’s Baby” I came to know that in early days, females were not in the same position as men were. This is the main reason why after having the baby Armand doubted his wife having a bad family background. When Desiree figured out that her husband no longer loves her and their child, it pusher her to leave and kill the child and herself. This clearly shows that racial prejudice succeeded the love between them. In addition to this, there were many incidents where white couples have dark skinned babies. However, in those cases people should understand the love between each other rather than arguing or measuring the people by races.
Chikamatsu Monzaemon and Kate Chopin are well known writers of their respective genre. While they are famous writers, they are also very different from one another when it comes to the tales they write about. Though there are quite a lot of differences between their most popular stories, the Love Suicides at Amijima and Desiree’s Baby have many things in common with one another, dealing with women treatment, gender role, a similar theme, and the complexity of love. Encyclopedia Britannica...
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Kate Chopin expresses her views about sexism and elements of race issues in the story “Desiree’s Baby.” Chopin shows the relationship between women and men and the attitudes men have on women. She shows this by indicating women’s actions are solely driven by men. In her stories, she reveals men are dominant while women are vulnerable and gullible. And in terms of race the difference between being black and white shows the importance in the character’s lives. As Desiree and...
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