The Doll’s House by Katherine Mansfield
“The Doll’s House” by Katherine Mansfield
1. With what important social and historical issues does this short story deal? Find specific examples to support your claims.
2. Why did Mansfield choose to focus on the children in this story to get her points across about the world? What do some of the main children in the story represent? What do the adults in the story represent? Find specific passages/sections to support your claims.
3. What are some important symbols in the story? What does each symbol represent and find a passage to support your interpretation.
4. Mansfield herself defined her motives for writing: one motive is joy, and the other is to be a “cry against corruption.” How is this story a cry against corruption?
5. Why is it important to study this short story in a class about the history of women’s literature
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