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    Hi,

    Has anyone read the story " A Dill Pickle" written by Katherine Mansfield? If you have could you please explain the meaning of the title because I found it difficult to see the association between the story and the title.

    Looking forward to hearing from you.

    Thank you in advance.

    Jiang

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    I did read the story :)

    In my opinion the relation between the Russian dill pickle and the whole story is this:

    when the man was offered a picke by a russian coachman he said he felt it was natural and very right, you see. Then come the woman's thoughts: the pickle was sour. So I think it's just a symbol. He wants to share his feelings, his reminiscences with her, just feeling it's as right as sharing a dill pickle back then in Russia, but she does not want accept it because it is all painful for her or I don't know why...

    This is just my wild guess of a dill pickle expert

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    Thank you very much for your explanation. I think you are right.

    Best wishes,

    Jiang

    Quote Originally Posted by Curious Cat
    I did read the story :)

    In my opinion the relation between the Russian dill pickle and the whole story is this:

    when the man was offered a picke by a russian coachman he said he felt it was natural and very right, you see. Then come the woman's thoughts: the pickle was sour. So I think it's just a symbol. He wants to share his feelings, his reminiscences with her, just feeling it's as right as sharing a dill pickle back then in Russia, but she does not want accept it because it is all painful for her or I don't know why...

    This is just my wild guess of a dill pickle expert

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    You are welcome, Jiang.
    It was interesting for me too to analyse it :)

    A dill pickle of unhappy love, imagine that!

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