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The Daughters of the Late Colonel

Both daughters in the Mansfield short story reflect the challenging condition of being tethered to the present. Both women lived in the complete shadow of the dominant father. To be able to...

Latest answer posted January 5, 2014 10:34 pm UTC

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The Daughters of the Late Colonel

These are two great stories by Katherine Mansfield and so you will have lots to write about when you have decided the topic you are going to base your assignment around. One idea that dominates the...

Latest answer posted March 11, 2011 2:50 am UTC

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The Daughters of the Late Colonel

In this short story by Katherine Mansfield, there are two sisters, Constantia and Josephine, whose father has recently died. Josephine refers to her sister Constantia as "Con," while Constantia...

Latest answer posted June 14, 2018 4:18 pm UTC

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The Daughters of the Late Colonel

The overriding theme of the story is freedom or, rather, the lack of it. Despite the recent death of their monstrous, tyrannical father, the colonel's daughters still find themselves unable to...

Latest answer posted April 6, 2019 10:49 am UTC

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The Daughters of the Late Colonel

The sisters Elinor and Marianne from Austen's Sense and Sensibility are very different from Josephine and Constantina from Mansfield's "The Daughters of the Late Colonel." For one thing, they are...

Latest answer posted October 1, 2010 7:07 am UTC

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The Daughters of the Late Colonel

Josephine muses, briefly, whether she and her sister might have married if their mother had lived, suggesting that the lack of a mother may have caused them a loss of maternal influence and perhaps...

Latest answer posted June 26, 2018 11:11 am UTC

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The Daughters of the Late Colonel

Katherine Mansfield's short story, "The Daughters of the Late Colonel" was published in 1920, but the two sisters it focuses upon, Constantia and Josephine, do not seem to have literally...

Latest answer posted June 18, 2018 6:05 am UTC

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