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The Awakening, and Selected Stories Chapter Summary & Analysis - Désirée's Baby Summary

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Désirée's Baby Summary

Désirée is adopted as a very small child by the Valmondé family. Désirée eventually marries and has a baby. Yet soon after the baby is born, Désirée's husband withdraws from her. When Désirée speaks with her husband Armand, he explains that the baby is not white because Désirée herself is not white. Désirée asks her husband if he wants her to leave. Armand says yes. Désirée takes the baby out of the house and drowns them both. The story ends with Armand burning the clothes that belonged to Désirée and the baby. He also tosses a letter in the fire. The letter was written from his mother to his father years ago. In the letter, his mother thanks God that her son Armand will never...

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