Desirees Baby Essay

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Lincoln Acosta English 122 Ms. Vachuta 17 February 2013 Analyst This essay will be focusing on the short story by Kate Chopin, Desiree’s Baby and its use of symbols, setting and characters. Desiree’s baby was perhaps one of the best short stories I’ve ever read in my college career. Analyzing it was not easy at all. Its use of symbols was very hard to comprehend. At first, it does not make much sense. But as you think critically, all the symbols, and setting and the characters in this literature plunge together in one amazing story. Throughout the story, Desiree's Baby, Kate Chopin uses imagery and symbolism to foretell the end of the story. Desiree's Baby, tells a story about the effect pride and love have on our actions. Love sometimes changes people for the better. "Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. Love does not demand its own way. Love is not irritable, and it keeps no record of when it has been wronged. It is never glad about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance." Pride, though, can sometimes make the opposite effect. Pride is controlled by a hate of falling below your standards. Pride does not leave room for kindness and mercy and it makes people think of "self" first and of others only if it benefits; it is unreasonable. This essay will show the role love plays in Armand and Desiree's lives and the destructive power of pride and the effect of the choices our characters make. Desiree is mostly described being soft and gentle by describing her attire. "Beautiful and gentle, affectionate, and sincere"(185). Second, she is also described laying on her mother's couch "in her soft white muslins and laces"(185). And again, describing her "silky brown hair", and her bed which
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