Astonished, Rosemary asks the girl to come home with her for tea, finding it an opportunity of adventure and experience, just like she read in books and stories of Dostoevsky. While chatting with Miss Smith, she considers the differences in their lives and considers herself lucky. When Rosemary's husband Philip comes home, however, things quickly change as he tells his wife how pretty Miss Smith is. Rosemary is jealous of the poor girl whom her husband finds so pretty and her romantic generosity simply evaporates. She left it on the floor, and the hat too. English by Correspondance Vesnik D. But I have still some confusion.
K Narayan The doctor Word? On the lid a minute creature stood under a flowery tree, and a more minute creature still had her arms round his neck. Would you let me have the price of a cup of tea? Though it is also possible to read a story in whereby the reader does not identify with a character but may be drawn to the theme of the story and it is through the theme of the story e. Similarly to Joe she did not know what to expect from being with Tea Cake. The Philip enters, smiling his charming smile and asks his wife to come in to the library. She is shocked when Rosemary asks her to have a cup of tea with her at her home. The author writes she is amazingly well-read in the newest of the books which sounds controversial.
I couldn't keep her against her will, could I? Your post is very useful for me. The reader also doubts that Rosemary would take the same course of action leave a hat and coat on the floor should one of her upper class friends visit her home. Of course, the reader questions as Mansfield intended the true sincerity of Rosemary's impulse. But no, checks would be no use, of course. Please stop crying Rosemary shows her true face here.
Charity toward the poor was encouraged but certainly not by bringing a poor street girl into one's home. Thanks for the comment Harsh. We have rather vague image here. No, you couldn't have called her beautiful. And really like this story. Fell Phillip comes into the bedroom and finds this unexpected guest.
The mother sends the model a letter and follows it herself to further plead. In response, Rosemary dismisses Ms Smith in her jealousy and tries to gain his attention and asks if she was pretty. On this day, Rosemary was shown an enamel box by the antique shop owner for a price of 28 guineas. She wants to escape from the place and presses a muff against her breast as though touching herself and saying I want to be back to my real life not this awful parody of being. Something that is noticeable by the salesman too.
In an antique shop, she examines an expensive jewelry box that she would love to own. The fact that Rosemary asks Philip for the money to buy the little box may also be significant as it would again highlight the importance of material things to Rosemary. After they arrive at the house the action starts in Rosemarys bedroom. The first thing I realized when sitting down at the tea gathering table was the amount of utensils there were to make a cup of tea and the traditional clothing Tea Master Michael Fung was wearing. He likes to control Rosemary which suggests he and people in general like to control others. And suddenly it seemed to Rosemary such an adventure. Despite the passing of time.
But why be so cruel as to take anyone to pieces? A good piece of writing is supposed…. It was like something out of a novel by Dostoevsky, this meeting in the dusk. He loses his job as a nurse, and his doctor girlfriend breaks up with him. In her singular concern for status and wealth, Rosemary represents the aristocracy. The atmosphere was very lively. And for Rosemary its high time to begin.
GradeSaver, 13 May 2015 Web. Oops, how'd that get there? To Rosemary it looks such an adventure like something from an imaginary book. Katherine Mansfield You might be wondering how such a simple item as a cup of tea could give rise to an entire narrative. Which in many ways mirrors how some people may feel. And one is so much more comfortable without a hat, isn't one? It was a shop she liked. Yes, she liked it very much.
It was quite an effort. Divide this short story into 3 parts. On her way out, a young girl approaches her and asks for the price of a cup of tea and suddenly has an urge for an adventure and decides to take the young girl home with her. The authors modality shows that theres nothing kind in this irregular adventure which began upon the pretext of having a cup of tea. Nobody would like to be completely under a microscope. An and woman as husband and wife, in a way quite characteristic of her.
The fact that Rosemary is surprised when Miss Smith first speaks to her also suggests that Rosemary may be different to others. How she will have a story to tell her friends which will make her the centre of attention. The author further defines her social status by revealing she is married to a man, Phillip, who is very in love with her and that they are very affluent beyond what most people would consider well off or comfortable and only associates with the most important people and artists. Thanks for the comment Krishna. How she is more interested in possessions small box in shop than she is in the well-being of the individual.