The Fly by Katherine Mansfield

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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 Doll’s House by Katherine Mansfield

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In The Doll’s House by Katherine Mansfield we have the theme of class, prejudice, connection, hope, appearance and equality. 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. The Burnell […]

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The Voyage by Katherine Mansfield

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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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The Singing Lesson by Katherine Mansfield

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In The Singing Lesson by Katherine Mansfield we have the theme of despair, sadness, reliance, appearance, desperation and happiness. 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 opening line of the story it becomes clear to the reader that Mansfield is exploring the […]

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Life of Ma Parker by Katherine Mansfield

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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

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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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An Ideal Family by Katherine Mansfield

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In An Ideal Family by Katherine Mansfield we have the theme of change, trust, appearance, reliance, appreciation and awareness. 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 Mansfield appears to be exploring the theme of change. Through the narrator […]

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Her First Ball by Katherine Mansfield

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In Her First Ball by Katherine Mansfield we have the theme of experience, youth, independence, reliance and gender. 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 Mansfield appears to be exploring the theme of experience (or rather the lack […]

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Miss Brill by Katherine Mansfield

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In Miss Brill by Katherine Mansfield we have the theme of paralysis, loneliness, connection and escape. Taken from her The Garden Party and Other Stories collection the story is narrated in the third person by an unnamed narrator and after first reading the story the reader realises that Mansfield may be exploring the theme of paralysis. In the opening paragraph […]

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