Katherine Mansfield's Miss Brill

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Miss Brill
1.Characterize Miss Brill. Which details in the text suggest what her life is like? Why are her Sunday trips to the park important to her?
+ Miss Brill, the short story by Mansfield, is filled with significant detals that allow the reader to have some insight into her true character and lifestyle. One of the most glaring is when she goes to the park and starts to imagine that she is somehow interconnected and involved in the people's lives that she sees around her. In this way we can see that she is trying to construct a reality where she matters to someone instead of being a lonely, overlooked, forgotten old woman.
QUOTE: "They were all on the stage. They weren't only the audience, not only looking on; they were acting. Even she had a part and came every Sunday. No doubt somebody would have noticed if she hadn't been there; she was part of the performance, after all."
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Here, watching the people whocome and go and eavesdropping on their conversations, she feels a connection with her fellow human beings. Miss Brill is a woman who craves significance and meaning, and wants desperately to believe that she is valued and important. The fiction she creates about the park being a play that she has a role in allows her to believe, however fleetingly, that she is important and that her absence would be

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