His selfishness and commitment to the racial hierarchy of America ultimately leads to his own download. After being rejected by her husband, Desiree takes the child and walks off into the bayou where she is never seen again.
She walked across a deserted field, where the stubble bruised her tender feet, so delicately shod, and tore her thin gown to shreds. Chopin also explores gender roles in the story, particularly the role of the female.
There are also traces of racism in the story. Let us know! The family name was too much for Armand. Cite Post McManus, Dermot.