The Garden Party displays the theme wealth in society very strongly through symbols and the main characters, the Sheridan estate is on a hill, suggesting that they are of good birth and high social standing. The road down the hill represents main character Laura’s journey toward maturity–and the outer world from which she has been protected by her parents. At the bottom of the hill is a wide road across which on the other side is the settlement of common people. It appears to represent the class barriers between them and the Sheridans. Laura’s hat hat appears to symbolize Mrs. Sheridan’s worldview–including her class-consciousness–which she has now passed on to Laura. The Dolls House shows the altitude of the rich and poor in this short story, is also demonstrates that it is the parents who are responsible for creating inequality in society. Main character Keiza is scolded because she is innocent and cannot see the difference between the rich and the poor.