Miss Brill | Study Guide

Katherine Mansfield

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Overview

Author

Katherine Mansfield

Year Published

1920

Type

Short Story

Genre

Fiction

Perspective and Narrator

"Miss Brill" is narrated from an omniscient, limited third-person point of view, following the perspective of the title character. The choice of third person rather than first person illustrates that despite having a rich inner life, Miss Brill is removed from the harsh reality of her actual situation.

Tense

"Miss Brill" is narrated in the past tense.

About the Title

The titular Miss Brill is the central character, a spinster who lives an isolated life but imagines that she contributes something brilliant to society by being part of it.

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