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"Her First Ball" by Katherine MansfieldCan you give me a summary/ analysis of "Her...

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manasvm | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted March 3, 2012 at 1:34 PM via web

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"Her First Ball" by Katherine Mansfield

Can you give me a summary/ analysis of "Her First Ball" by Katherine Mansfield!

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litteacher8 | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Distinguished Educator

Posted March 4, 2012 at 2:52 AM (Answer #2)

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This is a beautiful story! I short, it is about a young woman who has never been to a ball before. She goes with her cousin. She is at first enchanted by all the beautiful people. The men come and put their names on her program, and then they dance. The first men ask the same exact questions. The third is an older fat man who tells her that she will soon be old and complaining about men wanting to kiss her daughter, while wondering why they don't want to kiss her anymore. She is depressed, and then a beautiful young man appears and the magic of the ball returns.

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