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

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In "The Garden Party," what kind of relationship does Laura have with her family?

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While we can certainly be sure that Laura loves all her family members--we do love our families regardless of their faults and actions--it is obvious that she is closer to her brother, Laurie, than to her mother. 

Mrs. Sheridan's chief concern for the day is whether or not there will be enough lilies for the party and that the working class man who has died did not do so in her garden where the party is to be held.  She is extremely...

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