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Miss Brill Point of View and Setting The story Miss Brill by Katherine Mansfield is told to us in the third person by someone watching We are given a poetic description of a beautiful afternoon at the park We can see and also feel the crispness in the air Our narrator also allows us to see into Miss Brills perceptions thoughts feelings and into her world as a whole We see the world through her eyes We feel her emotions This beautiful fall afternoon at Jardins Publique is described in such detail that I could actually see what was happening I could hear the band playing I could see leaves falling from majestic trees We see the people in the park as Miss Brill does The narrator gets us settled into the park with Miss Brill and tells us that she sees those around her as odd silent nearly all old and from the way they stared they looked as though theyd just come from dark little rooms or even-even cupboards Miss Brill sees herself differently than she sees others not odd or funny She sees herself as an actor in the play and somebody would have noticed if she hadnt been there She is a part of this scene not separate She really loves being there with the other characters Havent we all felt like characters in a play acting out our parts every day Our role might only be important for one scene but we feel like the leading man or woman at times Miss Brills dreams of this are quickly shattered by the comments by the young people Why does she come here at all-who wants her Why doesnt she keep her silly mug at home She is faced with the realization that she is in fact like the odd old people that she watches in the park She hurries home not even stopping at the bakery which was part of
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