Sixpence by Katherine Mansfield

Sixpence - Katherine Mansfield

In Sixpence by Katherine Mansfield we have the theme of freedom, control, bravery, forgiveness, guilt and uncertainty. 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 freedom. Dicky, though his […]

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Widowed by Katherine Mansfield

Widowed - Katherine Mansfield

In Widowed by Katherine Mansfield we have the theme of love, loss, acceptance, happiness, freedom and simplicity. Taken from her The Collected Stories collection the reader realises from the beginning of the story that Mansfield may be exploring the theme of love. Geraldine is very much in love with Jimmie. In many simple ways she admires him to the point […]

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A Man and His Dog by Katherine Mansfield

A Man and His Dog - Katherine Mansfield

In A Man and His Dog by Katherine Mansfield we have the theme of appearance, acceptance and satisfaction. Taken from her The Collected 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 appearance. For the first paragraph […]

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All Serene by Katherine Mansfield

All Serene - Katherine Mansfield

In All Serene by Katherine Mansfield we have the theme of appearance, doubt, trust, insecurity, escape, acceptance and freedom. Taken from her The Collected Stories collection the story is narrated in the third person by an unnamed narrator and from the beginning of the story it becomes clear to the reader that Mansfield may be exploring the theme of appearance. […]

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This Flower by Katherine Mansfield

This Flower - Katherine Mansfield

In This Flower by Katherine Mansfield we have the theme of love, perception, secrecy and ambition. Taken from her Something Childish and Other Stories collection the story is narrated in the third person by an unnamed narrator and the reader realises after reading the story that Mansfield may be exploring the theme of secrecy. Roy and his lady friend are […]

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Late at Night by Katherine Mansfield

Late at Night - Katherine Mansfield

In Late at Night by Katherine Mansfield we have the theme of pride, love, insecurity, class and acceptance. Taken from her Something Childish and Other Stories collection the story is narrated in the first person by a woman called Virginia and from the beginning of the story the reader realises that Mansfield may be exploring the theme of pride. The […]

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The Black Cap by Katherine Mansfield

The Black Cap b- Katherine Mansfield

In The Black Cap by Katherine Mansfield we have the theme of appearance, boredom, adultery, class, paralysis and love. Taken from her Something Childish and Other Stories collection the reader realises after reading the story that Mansfield may be exploring the theme of appearance. The lady does not like her lover wearing his black cap. If anything her perception of […]

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Such a Sweet Old Lady by Katherine Mansfield

Such a Sweet Old Lady - Katherine Mansfield

In Such a Sweet Old Lady by Katherine Mansfield we have the theme of paralysis, unhappiness, gender roles, choice, control, loss and loneliness. 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 paralysis. Mrs […]

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Carnation by Katherine Mansfield

Carnation - Katherine Mansfield

In Carnation by Katherine Mansfield we have the theme of boredom, sensuality, control, friendship, desire and temptation. 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 boredom. Each girl with the exception […]

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An Indiscreet Journey by Katherine Mansfield

An Indiscreet Journey - Katherine Mansfield

In An Indiscreet Journey by Katherine Mansfield we have the theme of escape, adventure, excitement, innocence and fear. Taken from her Something Childish and Other Stories collection the story is narrated in the first person by an unnamed narrator and from the beginning of the story the reader realises that Mansfield may be exploring the theme of escape. The narrator […]

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The Wrong House by Katherine Mansfield

The Wrong House - Katherine Mansfield

In The Wrong House by Katherine Mansfield we have the theme of fear, mortality, panic, necessity 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 fear. Mrs Bean opens up […]

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Violet by Katherine Mansfield

Violet - Katherine Mansfield

In Violet by Katherine Mansfield we have the theme of escape, depression, embarrassment, secrecy, trust, fear, uncertainty, connection, guilt and shame. Taken from her Something Childish and Other Stories collection the story is narrated in the first person by an unnamed young woman and after reading the story the reader realises that Mansfield may be exploring the theme of escape. […]

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A Suburban Fairy Tale by Katherine Mansfield

A Suburban Fairy Tale - Katherine Mansfield

In A Suburban Fairy Tale by Katherine Mansfield we have the theme of domesticity, commitment, sacrifice, communication, love, happiness, and connection. 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 domesticity. The […]

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The Luft Bad by Katherine Mansfield

The Luft Bad - Katherine Mansfield

In The Luft Bad by Katherine Mansfield we have the theme of shame, appearance, dignity, insecurity, freedom, independence and acceptance. Taken from her In a German Pension 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 shame. The narrator is […]

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Father and the Girls by Katherine Mansfield

Father and the Girls - Katherine Mansfield

In Father and the Girls by Katherine Mansfield we have the theme of fear, paralysis, appearance, class, innocence, conflict and freedom. Taken from her The Collected Stories collection the story is narrated in the third person by an unnamed narrator and after reading section one of the story the reader realises that Mansfield may be exploring the theme of fear. […]

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Germans at Meat by Katherine Mansfield

Germans at Meat - Katherine Mansfield

In Germans at Meat by Katherine Mansfield we have the theme of obsession, foolishness, conflict, patriotism, equality and tradition. Taken from her In a German Pension collection the story is narrated in the first person by an unnamed woman and the reader realises after reading the story that Mansfield may be exploring the theme of obsession. Every character in the […]

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Susannah by Katherine Mansfield

Susannah - Katherine Mansfield

In Susannah by Katherine Mansfield we have the theme of excitement, responsibility, stubbornness, embarrassment, punishment and forgiveness. Taken from her The Collected Stories collection the reader realises after reading the story that Mansfield is giving two versions of the same event. In the first version Susannah is excited and inquisitive about the exhibition. She can’t wait for the day to […]

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A Bad Idea by Katherine Mansfield

A Bad Idea - Katherine Mansfield

In A Bad Idea by Katherine Mansfield we have the theme of helplessness, determination, ignorance, selfishness and guilt. Taken from her The Collected Stories collection the story is narrated in the first person by an unnamed man and from the beginning of the story the reader realises that Mansfield may be exploring the theme of helplessness. The narrator has gotten […]

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Daphne by Katherine Mansfield

Daphne - Katherine Mansfield

In Daphne by Katherine Mansfield we have the theme of heartbreak, failure, control, confidence, letting go and love. Taken from her The Collected Stories collection the story is narrated in the first person by an unnamed male narrator and the reader realises after reading the story that Mansfield may be exploring the theme of heartbreak. The narrator loves Daphne however […]

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Bank Holiday by Katherine Mansfield

Bank Holiday - Katherine Mansfield

In Bank Holiday by Katherine Mansfield we have the theme of impatience, conflict, perfection, struggle, fear and connection. Taken from her The Garden Party and Other Stories collection the story is narrated in the first person by an unnamed narrator and after reading the story the reader realises that Mansfield has managed to walk the reader around the park where […]

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A Birthday by Katherine Mansfield

A Birthday - Katherine Mansfield

In A Birthday by Katherine Mansfield we have the theme of responsibility, selfishness, gender roles, appearance, suffering and paralysis. 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 responsibility. Andreas if anything thinks […]

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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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