Desiree's Baby Essay

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Desiree’s Baby Aug.18.14 ..."But above all," she wrote, "night and day, I thank the good God for having so arranged our lives that our dear Armand will never know that his mother, who adores him, belongs to the race that is cursed with the brand of slavery”. Stunned, Armand’s confusion was apparent as a red heifer in a flock of heifers, and yet, to his surprise, Armand felt a sense of peace with this revelation. Even when his world seemed to have crashed on him, Armand found an unexplainable sense of comfort. His unwritten ‘task’ passed on to him by his people, to look­down at any non­caucasian race was no longer requested of him. Whatsmore, at times, Armand felt that he is of a mix race but couldn’t prove to himself this feeling. Somewhere beneath the concrete walls he built around his conscious, Armand, had realized that he was simply exhausted by this task brought upon him by his ancestors and and relieved just to learn about his true identity. A short while later when Armand began to cope with his newly found atomic­bomb magnitude of news, he found himself wandering around town confused, afraid, but with a little smirk on his face ­ a heavyweight was now lift off his back as he free to love whomever he chooses to. Once the couple was reunite, Desiree learned about his true emotions and rather than feeling once betrayed by her loving husband, she felt as if she got a new and improved partner. ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ Epilogue Analysis However cowardly Armend may seem, with today’s tools of understanding we

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