These thesis statements offer a short summary of different elements that could be important in an essay but you are free to add your own analysis and understanding of the plot or themes to them. Write an essay in which you explain how she does this and determine whether it is effective. Although by the time her vindication occurs it is too late, the prejudiced Armand learns that it was his mixed parentage and not that of his wife which produced their mixed-race child whom he detested and rejected. Write an essay in which you explain why Armand was so repulsed by his child and his wife. Consider, for example, the idea that prejudice can be internalized as a defense mechanism.
The story is about the struggle between the main characters Armand and his wife Desiree. The relationship is torn apart after they come to the realization that they have a quadroon baby or quarter black. Neither of them know that either one could be the cause of the mixed baby.
The tone is at times ominous, hinting at trouble that lies ahead, particularly as a result of the decisions that Armand Aubigny makes which are quite rash and hasty in nature. Otherwise, the gaiety with which Desiree expresses her love for Armand and excitement for her newborn serve as lighter moments in the story. Because of Armand's status as a wealthy, white plantation and slave owner - and his racism - he finds it unacceptable that the child he has with his wife is of mixed heritage.