Psychology by Katherine Mansfield

Psychology – Katherine Mansfield In Psychology by Katherine Mansfield we have the theme of friendship, connection, commitment, love, passion, fear and control. Taken from her Bliss and Other Stories collection the story is narrated in the third person by an unnamed narrator and after reading the story it becomes clear to the reader that Mansfield may be exploring the theme of friendship. Both the playwright and writer feel comfortable in one another’s company. It is as though they can both understand each other without the complications that come with having to watch what one says. There is also a sense that both the playwright and writer are able to connect with one another. It is as though they can both read each other’s thoughts. Knowing what the other person might be thinking. It may also be a case that both characters are in love with each other. So familiar are both characters with each other’s minds that the reader suspects that both actually love one another. Though both fear taking the necessary step to reveal their love for one another. It may also be significant that Mansfield tells the reader that the playwright’s voice ‘was like his’ when the […]

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