The Garden Party: And Other Stories by Katherine Mansfield

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What forms of and how does symbolism develop Laura's character in "The Garden Party"?

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There is also some symbolism in her journey down the road from her high class house on the hill down to the lower class cottages at the bottom of the hill.  The fact she lowers herself to visit and pay her respects is symbolic.  The story also uses a lot of light and dark imagery for symbolic purpose to illustrate the differences in the classes.  The array of white flowers and the arum lillies, and banners, and creme in the creme puffs is in contrast to...

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