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Capozziello 1Brianna CapozzielloProfessor HammersmithENGL 1024 March 2019Miss Brill Rough DraftThe story “Miss Brill” by Katherine Mansfield is about an old woman who works as an English tutor in Paris. Her only intermission from her dry life is weekly concerts she attends at the park. She goes to concerts in the park and sits in her “special seat,” where she feels as if she can participate in people’s lives. Little does she know that the people look down on her and despise her as a being. Gradually, she realizes that people look down on her and she goes back toher little room in the boarding house where she is embarrassed and lonely. Miss Brill goes to the park and gives partial attention to the band performing. She loves paying attention to the people and evolve around their lives. Her favorite technique is eavesdropping on conversations of those nearby without her seeming to do so. This technique allows her to leave her dry life and attract tothe lives of others. This allows her to create a fantasy life full of imaginations from reality and she does that because she is growing old and lonely in an unfriendly world towards her. The old

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