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Katherine Mansfields short story Miss Brill is an great example of how a writer can use various literary techniques to lead the reader to a better understanding of Miss Brill the character Instead of merely stating the message of the story Mansfield used various literary techniques to allow the reader to draw his own conclusions about the character Using these literary aspects to reveal a truth about a character to the reader is often referred to as characterization Four of the most easily recognized literary techniques used in Mansfields Miss Brill are her use of symbolism setting allusion and points of view used by different characters in her story Symbolism plays a very large part in understanding Miss Brill the character This can easily be seen by the relationship between Miss Brill and her alter-ego the fur A symbol is a person object or event that suggests more than its literal meaning In other words it is something that has two levels of meaning on the literal level it is what it is for example Miss Brills fur is just a fur It can also represent a more hidden meaning such as the fur being a symbol for Miss Brill herself Miss Brill lives for the days that she spends in the park this can be seen when she rubs the life back into her furs dim little eyes This quote reveal that the trips to the park help to rub life back into Miss Brill The condition of the furs eyes also imply that Miss Brill is not as full of life as he once might have been but as long as she can see the beauty and worth still in her fur she can retain her sense of worth Mansfield uses the bond between Miss Brill and the fur the show how deeply she needs to belong For example throughout the story when Miss Brill is happy the fur
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