Her First Ball: The Themes of Youth and Old Age
An analysis of Katherine Mansfield’s short story about a girl coming of age and tasting life for the first time.
`Katherine Mansfield’s short story, `Her First Ball,` is about an eighteen-year-old girl, Leila, who is attending her first major dance. She is a girl from the country who has not yet had any experience with parties and romance; she is even called the `country cousin` by Meg. Mansfield’s story is filled with images of life and also contains a reminder of mortality and death.`