The Doll’s House

by

Katherine Mansfield

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Willie Brent Character Analysis

Willie Brent writes a letter to Aunt Beryl threatening to come to her front door if she doesn’t meet him in Pullman’s Bush later that night. He is likely a past or current lover of Aunt Beryl, and probably of a lower class. His threat to come to the front door would embarrass Aunt Beryl, who likely does not want anyone to know she is in any way associated with Willie.

Willie Brent Quotes in The Doll’s House

The The Doll’s House quotes below are all either spoken by Willie Brent or refer to Willie Brent. 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

The afternoon had been awful. A letter had come from Willie Brent, a terrifying, threatening letter, saying if she did not meet him that evening in Pulman's Bush, he'd come to the front door and ask the reason why! But now that she had frightened those little rats of Kelveys and given Kezia a good scolding, her heart felt lighter. That ghastly pressure was gone. She went back to the house humming.

Page Number: 321
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Willie Brent Character Timeline in The Doll’s House

The timeline below shows where the character Willie Brent 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
Innocence and Cruelty  Theme Icon
Provincialism and Pretense  Theme Icon
...it is revealed, had had a terrible afternoon due to a letter she received from Willie Brent . In the letter, Willie threatened to come to the front door if she didn’t... (full context)