Sheridans’ attitudes towards the death of a carter in Katherine Mansfield’s “The Garden Party”
Kamrun Nahar Shila
Katherine Mansfield’s short story “The Garden Party” portrays the scenario in which different members of upper-middle class Sheridan family express varied attitudes hearing the news of the death of a poor carter, the nearly neighbour. Among the Sheridans, Laura is the most sympathetic one who becomes emotional at that situation. Class, being the main difference between the two neighbouring families – the Sheridans and the Scotts, majority of the Sheridans do not feel the sympathy for the dead man. The aim of this paper is to focus on the Sheridans to present their attitudes towards the dead carter and to identify their varied levels of perceptions about the harsh reality of life.