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How does Katherine Mansfield explore the theme of female jealousy in the story "A Cup of Tea"?

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Katherine Mansfield makes it clear that female jealousy in "A Cup of Tea" comes from personal insecurity rather than simply desiring what others have.

Rosemary is an intelligent, rich, and lovely woman. However, at the beginning of the story, Mansfield says that she isn't exactly beautiful. Despite everything she has in her life, she doesn't have that one...

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