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In the story Desirees Baby by Kate Chopin Armand Valmonde falls in love with Desiree and marries her They live happily together until Armand notices his first born child was a mix of the black and white races In an angered rage Armand refuses to speak to Desiree and eventually drives her to leave his house hold along with the child In the end Armand finds a letter his mother wrote to his father and finds out that his mother was of the black race making him the reason for his mix child Kate Chopin uses many literary devices to display the theme in the story which is how hypocritical Armand is Flashbacks similes and irony are the main tools Kate uses in the story to show his hypocorism In the beginning of the story a flashback is use to give us a background on how Desiree and Armand met In the flashback Armand fell in love with Desiree as if struck by a pistol shot He loved her regardless of her obscure origin and the fact that she had not yet been given a name It seems as if his love for Desiree was very strong and never-ending This flashback illustrates how Armand goes against his own personal feelings when he decides that Desiree isnt good enough for him anymore and dismisses her from his life During the story Kate uses many similes to express Armands feelings After it was dealt he felt like a remorseless murderer is a quote after Armand dismisses Desiree out of his home He felt like a murderer because he was murdering his love for Desiree Armand was so caught up in how his family was viewed by others that he destroyed his marriage with no idea that he was the problem Armands hypocorism murders his marriage and leaves him unaccompanied The biggest tool Kate uses is the irony in the end when Armand finds he is the
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