Analysis Of Katherine Mansfield 's ' The Doll 's House ' Essay

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Society is a lot like a pyramid. A pyramid has a wide base, and it gets thinner and thinner, until it gets to the very peak. The peak of the pyramid is usually the point of emphasis to the eye. The base represents the high amount of people in the lower class, while the peak represents the low amount of people in the highest class. The people in the lower classes reap no benefits and get little to no attention, while the upper classes thrive on the incentives and attention that that status is given. Even though the lower classes carry the burdens of the higher ones, without its wide base, the pyramid would end up being a smorgasbord of dispersed blocks. In Katherine Mansfield’s “The Doll’s House,” the dollhouse is shown as being horrid on the outside yet beautiful on the inside. Using the dollhouse, Mansfield shows class distinction by relating physical appearance and character to the features of the dollhouse. In Katherine Mansfield’s “The Doll’s House,” Mansfield uses the dollhouse to reflect societal class traits through the Kelvey family and the Burnell family, but she uses Kezia as a sign of optimism as connection between the two families in the representation of the lamp.
Mansfield wanted to portray the Kelvey family’s situation similar to the current state of the dollhouse. She wanted to demonstrate how the dollhouse was wretched and dirty on the outside, while the inside was beautiful, showing that the attractiveness of the Kelvey children was almost non-existent,…

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