Discrimination Essay

429 WordsOct 25, 20112 Pages
Are children born with discrimination in their hearts or does this arise over time? Children are born innocent, it’s not until children’s’ family and friends affect their way of thinking. Through the use of characterization, hyperboles and imagery, Katherine Mansfield reflects on the inequality towards lower class people and her personal experiences; in the story “The Dolls House”. The Dolls House starts with Mrs. Hay, a wealthy friend of the Burnell’s family, sending a beautiful dolls house, reproducing a real house in miniature to the Burnell’s children, Isabel, Lottie and Kezia. The upper class family lived in a small town in New Zealand. When the girls saw the dolls house, they felt it was the most amazing thing that could ever exist. Even the smell reminded them of joy. They couldn’t wait to go to school to tell their friends the good news about their amazing gift. Isabel, the bossy child represented the social hierarchy that ruled society. She was the one to tell everyone about her dolls house, except for Lil and Else Kelvey. The Burnells went to a school mixed with wealthy and poor children because it was the only school in the small town, and the Kelveys were always excluded because they were lower class. Everybody went to see the Dolls house, except for the Kelveys. The rest of the children admired the beauty of the extravagant doll’s house and it was the center of attention at school. The kids at school always made fun and picked on the Kelveys. Kezia was the youngest of the children and was an innocent, kind little girl. She portrayed Katherine Mansfield in real life. Kezia one day felt bad for the Kelveys and told them they could come see the Dolls House. Surprisingly, her Aunt Beryl found them in the back yard and humiliated Lil and Else, making them leave their property. Katherine Mansfield was born in Wellington, New Zealand and the story “The

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