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Thesis: “Bliss” by Katherine Mansfield, is a short story filled with clues that reveal to Bertha the truth about her life. Bliss Outline 1. Introduction A. Summarize the story B. State the 3 aspects/topics that I will discuss 2. Bertha does not have much freedom because of the male-dominated era she lives in A. Women such as Bertha do not have much freedom, she is not allowed to work and be a wife. B. In that era men are dominant and Harry has a lot of confidence in himself. For example “he turns back to his wife, Bertha, after having escorted his lover to the door at the end of a dinner party, still ‘extravagantly cool and collected.” 3. Who the Pear tree truly symbolizes A. Bertha compares pear tree to herself: dresses like it and compares it to her perfect life B. Pear tree actually symbolizes Pearl, for example both Pearl and pear have the word “pear” in its name.
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Unformatted text preview: word “pear” in its name. 4. Bertha’s attraction toward her husband A. Explain their distant relationship B. Her sudden attraction toward Harry. Example: Night of the party Bertha says she actually wait to get in bed with him and share the same feelings 5. Bertha’s attraction toward Pearl A. Bertha considers Pearl more than a best friend B. Bertha is just waiting for a sign from Pearl, showing the same interest 6. Bertha’s sudden attraction toward her husband is not what she thought, but actually her attraction toward Pearl A. Pearl is truly the one Bertha thinks about, not Harry B. Bertha’s desire for Pearl, leads to her misinterpreted desire for Harry 7. Conclusion A. Tie back 3 aspects- how they relate to each other B. Bertha’s failure to interpret clues around her, makes her believe that she has a perfect life...
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