Spring Pictures by Katherine Mansfield

In Spring Pictures by Katherine Mansfield we have the theme of struggle, escape, hope, materialism, loneliness and connection. Taken from her Something Childish and Other Stories 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 struggle.  The old woman (or […]

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Mr. Reginald Peacock’s Day by Katherine Mansfield

In Mr. Reginald Peacock’s Day by Katherine Mansfield we have the theme of discontent, ego, control, disrespect, conflict, arrogance, selfishness, connection and insecurity. 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 discontent. […]

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New Dresses by Katherine Mansfield

In New Dresses by Katherine Mansfield we have the theme of control, gender roles, struggle, appearance, connection and confidence. 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 control. Throughout the story […]

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Millie by Katherine Mansfield

In Millie by Katherine Mansfield we have the theme of loneliness, kindness, identity, independence, loyalty, struggle and gratitude. 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 loneliness. Millie lives with Sid […]

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The Stranger by Katherine Mansfield

In The Stranger by Katherine Mansfield we have the theme of insecurity, freedom, jealousy, trust, control, independence and change. 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 may be exploring the theme of insecurity. Throughout the […]

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The Man Without a Temperament by Katherine Mansfield

In The Man Without a Temperament by Katherine Mansfield we have the theme of discontent, marriage, independence, connection, responsibility, selfishness, honesty and conflict. 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 discontent. Robert […]

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Sun and Moon by Katherine Mansfield

In Sun and Moon by Katherine Mansfield we have the theme of perfection, alienation, happiness, appearance, control, freedom and discontent. 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 perfection. Both Sun and […]

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A Married Man’s Story by Katherine Mansfield

In A Married Man’s Story by Katherine Mansfield we have the theme of escape, connection, isolation, loneliness, uncertainty, paralysis and happiness. Taken from her Collected Stories collection the story is narrated in the first person by an unnamed man and after reading the story the reader realises that Mansfield may be exploring the theme of escape. The narrator is unhappy […]

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How Pearl Button was Kidnapped by Katherine Mansfield

In How Pearl Button was Kidnapped by Katherine Mansfield we have the theme of trust, freedom, innocence, happiness, connection and perception. 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 trust. Pearl […]

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The Daughters of the Late Colonel by Katherine Mansfield

In The Daughters of the Late Colonel by Katherine Mansfield we have the theme of freedom, control, isolation, uncertainty, paralysis, fear 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 after reading the story the reader realises that Mansfield may be exploring the […]

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Something Childish but very Natural by Katherine Mansfield

In Something Childish but very Natural by Katherine Mansfield we have the theme of connection, love, fear, uncertainty, frustration, commitment, change, conflict and innocence. 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 […]

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Bliss by Katherine Mansfield

In Bliss by Katherine Mansfield we have the theme of happiness, perception, deception, paralysis, control, trust, dependency and acceptance. Taken from her collection of the same name 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 happiness. Bertha […]

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Feuille d’Album by Katherine Mansfield

In Feuille d’Album by Katherine Mansfield we have the theme of happiness, connection, perception, love, struggle and frustration. 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 love. Ian is preoccupied with the […]

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Frau Fischer by Katherine Mansfield

In Frau Fischer by Katherine Mansfield we have the theme of independence, letting go, acceptance change, trust, control, gender roles and conflict. Taken from her In a German Pension collection the story is narrated in the first person by an unnamed British woman and after reading the story the reader realises that Mansfield may be exploring the theme of independence. […]

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The Canary by Katherine Mansfield

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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