Desiree's Baby: Character List & Analysis


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In ''Désirée's Baby,'' who is Désirée's adoptive mother?

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1. In ''Désirée's Baby,'' who is Armand's father and how is he different from Armand?

2. In ''Désirée's Baby,'' what does it mean that Armand can give Désirée ''one of the oldest and proudest'' names in Louisiana?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Using this worksheet and quiz, you can test your understanding of Desiree's Baby. Armand's father and Desiree's adoptive mother are characters you will be tested on.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Take the quiz to check your understanding of:

  • The meaning of Armand giving Desiree one of the oldest and proudest names in Louisiana
  • Who Armand's father is
  • Desiree's adoptive mother
  • The chief example of irony in this work
  • The themes in the work that represent racism and misogyny

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important details from the lesson on characters in Desiree's Baby
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about the three themes that Chopin uses to illuminate racism and misogyny in this work
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Armand's father and Desiree's adoptive mother in Desiree's Baby

Additional Learning

Work through the lesson called Desiree's Baby: Character List & Analysis. Other topics you can analyze include:

  • Why Madame Valmonde is startled by Desiree's baby
  • Characteristics of Desiree
  • A secret that Armand's parents keep
  • What Desiree does to herself and her child