The Canary by Katherine Mansfield

In The Canary by Katherine Mansfield we have the theme of loneliness, sadness, letting go, hope and love. Taken from her The Doves’ Nest collection the story is narrated in the first person by an unnamed woman and after reading the story the reader realises that Mansfield may be exploring the theme of letting go. The narrator feels so attached […]

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The Wind Blows by Katherine Mansfield

In The Wind Blows by Katherine Mansfield we have the theme of independence, discontent, frustration, fear, rivalry, control, change and liberation. Taken from her Bliss and Other Stories collection the story is narrated in the third person by an unnamed narrator and after reading the story the reader realises that Mansfield may be exploring the theme of fear. Mathilda is […]

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Psychology by Katherine Mansfield

In Psychology by Katherine Mansfield we have the theme of friendship, connection, commitment, love, passion, fear and control. Taken from her Bliss and Other Stories collection the story is narrated in the third person by an unnamed narrator and after reading the story it becomes clear to the reader that Mansfield may be exploring the theme of friendship. Both the […]

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Taking the Veil by Katherine Mansfield

In Taking the Veil by Katherine Mansfield we have the theme of naivety, innocence, love, suffering and connection. Taken from her The Doves’ Nest collection the story is narrated in the third person by an unnamed narrator and after reading the story the reader realises just how naive Edna really is. She allows her heart to be taken by an […]

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The Escape by Katherine Mansfield

In The Escape by Katherine Mansfield we have the theme of anger, responsibility, control, selfishness, happiness, freedom, independence and ignorance. Taken from her Bliss and Other Stories collection the story is narrated in the third person by an unnamed narrator and from the beginning of the story the reader realises that Mansfield may be exploring the theme of anger. The […]

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The Baron by Katherine Mansfield

In The Baron by Katherine Mansfield we have the theme of class, loneliness, isolation and prestige. Taken from her A German Pension collection the story is narrated in the first person by an unnamed female narrator and from the beginning of the story the reader realises that Mansfield may be exploring the theme of class. There is a sense that […]

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Mr. and Mrs. Dove by Katherine Mansfield

In Mr. and Mrs. Dove by Katherine Mansfield we have the theme of uncertainty, insecurity, hope, loneliness, control, disappointment, acceptance and paralysis. Taken from her The Garden Party and Other Stories collection the story is narrated in the third person by an unnamed narrator and from the beginning of the story the reader realises that Mansfield may be exploring the […]

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At Lehmann’s by Katherine Mansfield

In At Lehmann’s by Katherine Mansfield we have the theme of innocence, vulnerability, appearance, confusion and desire. Taken from her In a German Pension collection the story is narrated in the third person by an unnamed narrator and from the beginning of the story the reader realises that Mansfield may be exploring the theme of innocence. Sabina believes Hans’ story […]

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The Woman at the Store by Katherine Mansfield

In The Woman at the Store by Katherine Mansfield we have the theme of struggle, hardship, relief, loneliness, change, isolation and regret. Taken from her Something Childish and Other Stories collection the story is narrated in the first person by an unnamed female narrator and from the beginning of the story the reader realises that Mansfield may be exploring the theme […]

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Honeymoon by Katherine Mansfield

In Honeymoon by Katherine Mansfield we have the theme of love, happiness, doubt, selfishness and control. Taken from her The Doves’ Nest and Other Stories collection the story is narrated in the third person by an unnamed narrator and after reading the story the reader realises that Mansfield may be exploring the theme of love and happiness. For large sections […]

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Revelations by Katherine Mansfield

In Revelations by Katherine Mansfield we have the theme of insecurity, loneliness, freedom, change, compassion and selfishness. Taken from her Bliss and Other Stories collection the story is narrated in the third person by an unnamed narrator and after reading the story the reader realises that Mansfield may be exploring the theme of insecurity. Monica at times considers herself to […]

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Six Years After by Katherine Mansfield

In Six Years After by Katherine Mansfield we have the theme of acceptance, compliance, selfishness, control and paralysis. Taken from her The Collected Stories collection the story is narrated in the third person by an unnamed narrator and after reading the story the reader realises that Mansfield may be exploring the theme of acceptance and compliance. While both protagonists are on the […]

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Marriage à la Mode by Katherine Mansfield

In Marriage à la Mode by Katherine Mansfield we have the theme of change, uncertainty, selfishness, alienation and isolation. Taken from her The Garden Party and Other Stories collection the story is narrated in the third person by an unnamed narrator and after reading the story the reader realises that Mansfield at the beginning of the story may be using […]

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The Little Girl by Katherine Mansfield

In The Little Girl by Katherine Mansfield we have the theme of fear, control, freedom, independence, acceptance, compassion and change. Taken from her Something Childish and Other Stories collection the story is narrated in the third person by an unnamed narrator and from the beginning of the story the reader realises that Mansfield may be exploring the theme of control. […]

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Frau Brechenmacher Attends a Wedding by Katherine Mansfield

In Frau Brechenmacher Attends a Wedding by Katherine Mansfield we have the theme of gender roles, domination, submission, control, struggle, identity and tradition. Taken from her In a German Pension collection the story is narrated in the third person by an unnamed narrator and after reading the story the reader realises that Mansfield may be exploring the theme of control. Throughout […]

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Pictures by Katherine Mansfield

In Pictures by Katherine Mansfield we have the theme of paralysis, desperation, dedication, determination, rejection and escape. Taken from her Bliss and Other Stories collection the story is narrated in the third person by an unnamed narrator and from the beginning of the story the reader realises that Mansfield may be using the setting of the story to explore the theme of […]

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A Dill Pickle by Katherine Mansfield

In A Dill Pickle by Katherine Mansfield we have the theme of strength, control, self-centeredness, love, selfishness and empowerment. Taken from her Bliss and Other Stories collection the story is narrated in the third person by an unnamed narrator and after reading the story the reader realises just how self-centered the male protagonist is. Rather than focusing on Vera he throughout the […]

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The Tiredness of Rosabel by Katherine Mansfield

In The Tiredness of Rosabel by Katherine Mansfield we have the theme of escape, loneliness, class, dissatisfaction, disillusion and happiness. Taken from her Something Childish and Other Stories collection the story is narrated in the third person by an unnamed narrator and after reading the story the reader realises that Mansfield may be exploring the theme of escape. While Rosabel […]

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A Cup of Tea by Katherine Mansfield

In A Cup of Tea by Katherine Mansfield we have the theme of jealousy, insecurity, materialism and class. Taken from her The Doves’ Nest and Other Stories collection the story is narrated in the third person by an unnamed narrator and after reading the story the reader realises that Mansfield may be exploring the theme of class or rather the differences […]

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The Fly by Katherine Mansfield

In The Fly by Katherine Mansfield we have the theme of control, ignorance, sacrifice, responsibility and war. Taken from her The Doves’ Nest and Other Stories collection the story is narrated in the third person by an unnamed narrator and after reading the story the reader realises that Mansfield may be using the setting of the story (the Boss’ office) […]

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The Voyage by Katherine Mansfield

In The Voyage by Katherine Mansfield we have the theme of innocence, responsibility, change and moving on. Taken from her The Garden Party and Other Stories collection the story is narrated in the third person by an unnamed narrator and it would appear that the narrator’s point of view, mirrors that of the main protagonist in the story, Fenella. What is also […]

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Life of Ma Parker by Katherine Mansfield

In Life of Ma Parker by Katherine Mansfield we have the theme of struggle, hardship, acceptance, escape (lack of it) and letting go. Taken from her The Garden Party and Other Stories collection the story is narrated in the third person by an unnamed narrator and from the beginning of the story the reader realises that Mansfield may be exploring the theme […]

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The Lady’s Maid by Katherine Mansfield

In The Lady’s Maid by Katherine Mansfield we have the theme of independence, control, guilt, reliance, disappointment and regret. Taken from her The Garden Party and Other Stories collection the story is narrated in the first person by a woman called Ellen and after reading the story the reader realises that Mansfield may be exploring the theme of independence (and […]

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