Essay #2 - Kelsey Wallis.docx

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Kelsey Wallis ENG1102XTIC-19T3 Back Into the Cupboard Miss Brill is a character full of hope and optimism but living an unknowingly, lonely and sad life. Katherine Mansfield describes an elderly English woman who lives a quiet, repetitive and isolated life of people watching, daydreaming and talking to her fur wrap. Throughout this story, sadness, resulting in inner conflict is an overlooked feeling that will not go away. The story’s structure has clear definition between what Miss Brill thinks and what is real. Mansfield blurs the lines between fantasy and reality, arouses her readers through colorful characters, symbolism, auditory imagery and powerful settings to emotionally connect with this solitary, sad figure. To start with, we find Miss Brill alone in her home paying due respect to her fur accessory, as she “rubbed the life back into the dim little eyes”. The Third Person Limited method of storytelling leaves the reader to one's own imagination we can find ourselves picturing a mindless, little old lady. She leaves her dark space walks to the busy park near her
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  • Spring '08
  • MONTGOMERY
  • Sadness, Feeling, Miss Brill

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