Facts in Desiree's Baby

Facts Examples in Desiree's Baby:

Désirée's Baby 2

"the gateway of Valmondé..."   (Désirée's Baby)

Valmonde is the name of the plantation that Desiree grew up on with her parents, the Valmondes. Since plantations were owned by wealthy white people, this detail subtly informs the reader that the Valmondes are prosperous.

"L'Abri..."   (Désirée's Baby)

L’Abri is French for “the shelter.” In this short story, L’Abri is the name of the plantation that Desiree now lives on with her husband, Armand Aubigny.