Katherine Mansfield’s “Life of Ma Parker”: Women’s Plight
Katherine Mansfield’s “Life of Ma Parker” presents the plight of Ma Parker as a working-class woman at the turn of the century, in terms of her position in the sphere of the family and in the sphere of society.
“Life of Ma Parker” is a story of a widowed charwoman. Like Miss Brill, Ma Parker is a very lonely woman, but their equally painful
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(taken from the web-site: http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~mmbt/women/mansfield/garden/parker.html)
Mansfield, Katherine. “Miss Brill”. pp. 330-336