Katherine Mansfield’s “The Garden Party” Vol 2, pp. 1357-1366
Refer to the grading rubric for this assignment using the link in the Gradebook.
Step 2: Reflect
“The Garden Party” is told as a third-person narrative, not as a first-person narrative. The difference is that a third-person narrative presents the characters to us in the words of a narrator rather than from the words of the characters themselves. The story contains descriptions such as “Laura did this” or “Laura said that,” but it’s not as if the character Laura herself is telling everything from her perspective. Of course, sometimes Laura speaks in the story, but she does not get to tell the story or what she’s thinking or feeling. It is up to the reader to determine what Laura might be thinking or feeling.