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Katherine Mansfields short story Miss Brill is an extremely good example of how a writer can use different literary aspect to bring about an understanding of Miss Brill the character The use of literary aspects to reveal some truth about a character to the reader are often referred to as characterization Three of the most easily recognized affects used in Mansfields Miss Brill are her use of symbolism setting and points of view used by different characters in her story Symbolism plays an extremely large part in explaining Miss Brill the character This can be easily showed by the relationship between Miss Brill and her alter-ego the fur 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 eyes33 Not only does this quote reveal that the trips to the park rubs life back into Miss Brill but also the condition of the furs eyes might also imply that Miss Brill is not as young and full of life as she once might have been It seems that Mansfield was deeply trying to convey this bond between Miss Brill and the fur For example throughout the story when Miss brill is happy the fur is also happy and when the fur is insulted then Miss Brill is also insulted Perhaps the best example of this bond is when Miss Brill is sitting in her cupboard like room and putts her fur away and thinks that she hears something crying36 Miss Brills room is like a cupboard36 This allusion Mansfield gives to Miss Brills room is valuable because of two reasons First it is a thread is sewn into the story in order to keep every vital detail together This term was first used to describe the odd funny old people that Miss Brill perceives in the park Sunday after Sunday34 It does not accure to Miss Brill that
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