The Garden Party: And Other Stories Questions and Answers
by Katherine Mansfield

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In "The Garden Party," at last, Laura did not finish her words. What did you think she would have said?

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At the end of the tale, we are left with a sense of the inadequacy of words to describe a transcendent experience. Laura has just experienced a radically different world from her own world of parties, lilies and black hats. She has seen the corpse of the unfortunate Mr. Scott and has been struck by the peace and serenity of his countenance - something very different from her own experience of...

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