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Who is the protagonist and antagonist in "The Doll's House" by Katherine Mansfield

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In Katherine Mansfield's story "The Doll's House", the characters are divided into two groups: those who are innocent to social class and status, and those who are not. Since the prevalent theme in the story is precisely that of social mistreatment against those who are indigent, you would have to separate protagonists and antagonists using that formula. 

This being said, the protagonists are the Kelvey girls, Lil and Else. Lil, the elder sister, is described as a “stout, plain child, with big freckles". Her younger sister Else is insecure and follows Lil around, tugging at her. These girls are the daughters of a washerwoman who dresses them up in "hand-me-downs" that she gets from her patrons. There is no known father for the Kelveys...

But where was Mr. Kelvey? Nobody knew for certain. But everybody...

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