The Doll’s House

by

Katherine Mansfield

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Emmie Cole Character Analysis

Another friend of Isabel’s who is invited with Lena Logan to see the doll’s house first. She starts the cruel whisper about Lil Kelvey at lunch one day, whispering to Isabel, “Lil Kelvey’s going to be a servant when she grows up.” This leads to Lena approaching the Kelveys and hissing, “Yah, yer father’s in prison!” to insult them.

Emmie Cole Quotes in The Doll’s House

The The Doll’s House quotes below are all either spoken by Emmie Cole or refer to Emmie Cole. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one:
Insiders, Outsiders, and Class Theme Icon
). Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Vintage edition of The Doll’s House published in 1956.
The Doll’s House Quotes

Emmie Cole started the whisper.

“Lil Kelvey’s going to be a servant when she grows up.”

“O-oh, how awful!” said Isabel Burnell, and she made eyes at Emmie.

Emmie swallowed in a very meaning way and nodded to Isabel as she’d seen her mother do on those occasions.

“It’s true—it’s true—it’s true,” she said.

Related Characters: Isabel Burnell (speaker), Emmie Cole (speaker), Lil Kelvey
Page Number: 318
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Emmie Cole Character Timeline in The Doll’s House

The timeline below shows where the character Emmie Cole appears in The Doll’s House. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
The Doll’s House
Insiders, Outsiders, and Class Theme Icon
Talking vs. Silence Theme Icon
...out who Isabel will choose to see the house first. She picks Lena Logan and Emmie Cole. (full context)
Insiders, Outsiders, and Class Theme Icon
Innocence and Cruelty  Theme Icon
Provincialism and Pretense  Theme Icon
Talking vs. Silence Theme Icon
...house. Bored of talking about the house, the girls begin gossiping about the Kelveys instead. Emmie Cole starts it, whispering to Isabel that Lil will grow up to be a washerwoman just... (full context)