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Miss Brill - Characterization We live in a real world where real people communicate and interact with one another However there are a few people in this world who seem to be out of touch with reality and live their life through dreams like the main character in Katherine Mansfields short story Miss Brill In this story the author uses various ways to fully characterize Miss Brill and in doing so reveals the many sides and complexity of Miss Brills character In this story the character of Miss Brill is revealed through the details expressed through Miss Brills point of view as well as the actions and dialogue of other characters Mansfields use of indirect characterization helps the reader fully understand Miss Brill As Miss Brills character is revealed she becomes both a round and developing character due to her complexity and abrupt change in personality outlook and character The complexity of Miss Brills character is quite perplexing Miss Brill is a round character with many different sides In the beginning of this story Miss Brill seems to be a part of the upper class and enjoys her Sunday afternoons in the Jardins Publiques especially during the Season Perrines Literature 98 However Miss Brill enjoys her time in the gardens for reasons that go beyond the casual conversation and social aspects of the Sunday gatherings Miss Brill looked forward to the conversation of other people in the gardens because she felt as though she was sitting in on their lives for just a moment She vicariously lives through the lives of other people It was as though she was enjoyed living in their life for the moment because she felt as though her life wasnt exciting enough Miss Brill also is quite observant while in the gardens She believes that the people in the park are part of a great big play Perrines Literature 99 Miss Brills imagination shows that she
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