Comparing Desiree's Baby By Kate Chopin And Flowers By Alice Walker

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Throughout this course we have read many different short stories, poems and essays. These different works cover a wide variety of themes also. However, the theme I am going to write about is Lost and Recovery. When I think of the theme choice and right action the two stories that come to mind for me are Desiree’s Baby by Kate Chopin and “Flowers” by Alice Walker The story “Desiree’s Baby” by Kate Chopin is a short story that opens with Madame Valmondé coming to visit Desiree who she had raised. Desiree who was married to a slave master named Armand Aubigny had recently given birth to their first child. Therefore prompting Ms. Valmonde to come and visit in the first place. Upon Madame Valmonde’s visit we learn that the baby appear to be…show more content…
That was his last blow at fate. (Chopin 7) In these paragraphs we see the moment when Armand officially loses his family and last but not least we have the scene where Armand loses his pride, worth and identity. 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." (Chopin 8) In this paragraph which is the last paragraph of the story. We see everything completely fall apart for Armand. Everything he has every believed in and protected is a lie. This is the scene where Armand has completely lost everything. He no longer has his wife, his family and in this scene he is completely stripped of his identity. So, as you can see this story is a great example of loss not so much of recovery though. The next story I would like to cover is “Flowers” by Alice…show more content…
On this particular day which is described as being quite beautiful and peaceful we see Myop walking down by the stream as she’s did many times before. Only an adult accompanied the others times she went. This trip however Myop decided she wanted to take her own little path. While on this path we see the story start to change as Myop slowly loses her innocence. In the story we see Myop go from being in a serene, beautiful, safe place to a place described as quite the opposite as seen in the fifth paragraph She had often been as far before, but the strangeness of the land made it not as pleasant as her usual haunts. It seemed gloomy in the little cove in which she found herself. The air was damp, the silence close and deep. (Walker

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