miss brill - Ying Li English 110 AG Dr. Muriel M. Brennan...

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Ying Li English 110 AG Dr. Muriel M. Brennan Feb. 8, 2008 Literature Response Sheet Title: “Miss Brill” Author: Katherine Mansfield Narrator: nonparticipant and partially omniscient Setting: Jardins Publiques---a public park on Sunday afternoon Symbols: the fur that she is wearing is the symbol of solving her loneliness; the public park is the symbol of the stage. Theme: self-deception only provides temporary relief, and people will have to face reality in the end. Response: Ms. Mansfield’s short story “Miss Brill” narrates a lady, Miss Brill, reconciling her loneliness by watching and listening to other passers-by ritually. The author employs the Jardings publiques---a public park as the stage. Miss Brill is an audience who finds enjoyment and satisfaction from watching the other people’s “plays”. “Ho, how fascinating it was! How she enjoyed it! How she loved sitting here, watching it all!” While watching and listening, she can feel that she becomes part of their lives. She does
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This note was uploaded on 01/17/2011 for the course POLITICAL 210 taught by Professor Amitage during the Spring '08 term at San Mateo Colleges.

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