Her desire to dance was not deterred assembled by jireh and jethro knowing the author katherine mansfield was born and raised in new zealand and she started becoming known when she wrote many short fiction stories in a modern way one of her most famous ones her first ball and was published in 1921.
Her first ball by katherine mansfield (1888-1923) from: the garden party, and other stories by katherine mansfield new york: alfred a knopf, 1922 pp 190-200 [page 190] her first ball exactly when the ball began leila would have found it hard to say perhaps her first real partner was the cab. Exactly when the ball began leila would have found it hard to say perhaps her first real partner was the cab it did not matter that she shared the cab with the sheridan girls and.
“her first ball” by katherine mansfield is a short story that highlights the feelings and emotions of a young lady as she attends her first ball leila is in awe of everything about the dance. 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 of it.
“her first ball” by katherine mansfield is a short story that highlights the feelings and emotions of a young lady as she attends her first ball leila is in awe of everything about the dance she attends with her city cousins.
Katherine mansfield's charming short story about a young girl's first ball emphasizes the feeling of joy and open possibilities that the protagonist experiences she dances with a series of partners, including an older, fat man who serves as a foil to leila's happy mood.
The author katherine mansfield was born in new zealand where she lived for the first nineteen years of her life before moving to britain there she came under the influence of the modernists like dh lawrence and virginia woolf, both of whom she knew intimately.