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What does the phrase, "that was his last blow at fate," mean in "Desiree's Baby"?

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In "Desiree's Baby," Armand discovers that his child is not white, and Desiree says she will leave. When Desiree asks if he wants her to go, he says yes. Then, when she tells him goodbye, he doesn't answer and this is "his last blow at fate." By rejecting...

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