Literary Analysis Of Sixpence By Katherine Mansfield

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„Sixpence” is a short story written by Katherine Mansfield. This is quite a humorous story with a touch of sadness. The story tells us about everyday situation when parents are educating their children by physical punishment. The story is written in the third person but in the last third of the story can see into the mind of the father in particular, following his thought processes. The theme of this work is “should children be whipped?” The text structure is based on four elements: the opening, where the author describes the main character; the conflict, where mother asks father to whip the child; the development, where Dicky is being whipped; the climax, where father feels bad because he punished Dicky. Concerning the language of the story,
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