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

The Garden Party: And Other Stories book cover
Start Your Free Trial

What are the examples of modernism in "The Garden Party" by Katherine Mansfield?

Expert Answers info

David Morrison eNotes educator | Certified Educator

calendarEducator since 2017

write11,822 answers

starTop subjects are Literature, History, and Law and Politics

As with many works of modernist literature, "The Garden Party" has a fairly straightforward plot. And yet, beneath the simple surface, there is a lot more going on. This itself is one of the key characteristics of literary modernism: the notion that what's really important in life lies buried beneath the surface of our daily existence.

Related to this idea is the epiphany, the moment of sudden realization that often crops up in modernist works. In "The Garden Party," such a...

(The entire section contains 250 words.)

Unlock This Answer Now

check Approved by eNotes Editorial