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Group E6--Mansfield

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James Campbell
Significance of The Doll’s House
The story “The Doll’s House” should not be included in a world literature course. It was not significant it was a little girl’s sob story about getting yelled at for talking to some one they weren’t supposed to. The little Kelvey girl who was shunned by the community went to see some other girl’s doll house. The girl with the doll house has an aunt that runs the girl off. Then the redeemable part is the little girl got to see the best thing in the doll house which was a lamp. It didn’t really show how all those things about the Doll's House like the lamp fit into the class distinctions of Australia.
            If you want to read a more worthwhile piece of Australian literature read Furphy’s “Such Is Life.” It’s around the same time period but earlier as The Doll’s House but it’s about wagoneers and shows how different people interacted in Australia in a more serious setting.
 10 Facts about Katherine Mansfield:
1. Her father accepted her want for musical training in England and she arrived again in London in August 1908, “Katherine Mansfield” she decided was her pen-name.
2. In the Queen’s College Magazine she published ‘About Pat’ her first re-creation of childhood in Karori and ‘Die Einsame.’
O'Sullivan, Vincent. "New Zealand Writers." New Zealand Book Council. New Zealand Book Council. 25
                Feb 2007. <http://www.bookcouncil.org.nz/writers/mansfieldk.html#recent>.
1. After attending Queen College she then returned to New Zealand for two years, before going back to London to pursue a literary career.
2. With little money, she met, married and left her first husband, George Bowden, all within just three weeks. She became pregnant and then miscarried which led to her publishing her first collection of Short stories The German Pension in 1911.
Luscombe, Stephen. "Katherine Mansfield." The British Empire. The British Empire. 25 Feb 2007                 <http://www.britishempire.co.uk/biography/mansfield.htm>.
  1.  Is noted for her short stories with themes relating to women's lives and social hierarchies as well as her sense of wit and characterizations.
  2. After her death of a lung hemorrhage in early 1923, her widower exploited her work, as "he profited from the publication of stories that Mansfield had rejected for publication, as well as notebook jottings, intermittent diaries, and letters," stated Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism.
Thomson, Gale. "Encyclopedia of World Biography on Katherine Mansfield." Katherine Mansfield
                Biography. 2006. 25 Feb 2007 <http://www.bookrags.com/biography/katherine-mansfield/>.
  1. 1888–1923, British author, b. New Zealand, regarded as one of the masters of the short story.
  2. Her original name was Kathleen Beauchamp.
M, Scott. "Mansfield, Katherine."The Columbia Encyclopedia . 6th ed. 2001.
  1. During her first year in London, she embarked on various relationships and published very little -  only one poem and one story. 
  2. Pregnant to Garnet Trowell, the son of her childhood music teacher in New Zealand, she married George Bowden, a singing teacher considerably older than herself, whom she left almost immediately. 
"Katherine Mansfield." Katherine Mansfield Birthplace. 2005. Katherine Mansfield Birthplace Society.                             25 Feb 2007 <http://www.katherinemansfield.com/mansfield/>.
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                                 Five Facts of Significance of Text

  1. The story put to question the current and today’s society on the ignorance of discrimination of social classes and how they bring out negative affects. Her herself being a woman look down upon in her own community wanted acceptance.

  1. Her texts stood out above others’ because she didn’t have a structured plot. Unlike other authors of her time, her stories can be viewed as very bland.

      "Significance as a Writer." Katherine Mansfield Birthplace Te Puakitanga. 2005.  Stout Trust. 27 Feb. 2007 <http://www.katherinemansfield.com/mansfield/signif.asp>.

  1. Moved settlement many times and had been influenced by many diverse spectrums and aspects of life. Because of her being a female author in this time period of the late 1800’s and early 1900’s she also brought about hope and influenced the women’s rights movement.

  1. She wrote for anyone who was willing to listen. She wrote few stories, based on life experiences. All of her stories are almost like an autobiography without herself being the main character. This allows people to view both sides of the story, in which they were the people, and she was the main character.

      O'Sullivan, Vincent. "Katherine Mansfield." New Zealand Book Council (2001). 27 Feb. 2007 <http://www.bookcouncil.org.nz/writers/mansfieldk.html>.

  1. Many looked to her writing for a place of understanding. Because of the time period, there was a war and feuding with the government against its people. Her publishing, or mere writing what she felt, helped some to relieve their stress, knowing alone that someone else knew what they were going through and others can now know as well.

      Wilkins, Damien. "Katherine Mansfield (Short Story Modernizer)." NZEDGE. 2001. 27 Feb. 2007 <O'sullivan, Vincent. "Katherine Mansfield." New Zealand Book Council (2001). 27 Feb. 2007 .>.



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