The Dolls House Kelveys Dialogue

The Dolls House
by Katherine Mansfield
Dialogue – The Kelveys
What sort of language is used?
• Although we understand what Our Else
means when she says “I seen the little
lamp” Its not considered ‘proper grammar’
as she should have said “I’ve seen the little
• This suggests that they may have not had
the right education by not being treated
Does it differ between Lil & Our Else?
• Our Else decided to speak which is not what she
normally does as she is a very quiet person, this
shows how amazed she was by the little lamp.
Where as Lil doesn’t say anything as she isn’t as
interested as Our Else, in fact she couldn’t care
• The difference is that Lil doesn’t say anything as
she isn’t as moved by the Doll House Our Else is.
Does it differ at school & out of
• We don’t know this because they haven’t said
anything throughout the entire story except
for Our Else’s comment at the end about the
‘little lamp’.
How much dialogue is there?
• There isn’t much dialogue from the Kelveys,
except for one sentence said by Our Else:
• “I seen the little lamp” said Our Else.
How does this relate to the message of
the story?
• They don’t talk as they don’t have much
confidence as people judge them for being
• This makes them feel unwanted, and excluded
from everyone else. Especially at school.
• We think the moral of the story is to not judge
people for their class, and that everyone is
equal, everyone is entitled to their own
Thanks for watching 
• By: Danli, Frosina, Georgia
and Sasha.