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Miss Brill is a shortstory by Katherine Mansfield seen from a limited omniscient view The main character and host character for the narrator is Miss Brill an English teacher who lives in a country with a french speaking population The observations on which I base these conclutions are the fact that Miss Brill thinks about her english students and visits the Jardins Publicues french for public park The first impression I got of miss Brill was that she was a wealty older lady who visit a weekly park concert She has her own special seat and enjoys to listen to other peoples conversations She seems to suffer from the person living in a foreign country not liking to meet tourists from her home country Shes very dissapointed when an english couple one sunday sits next to her and she has to listen to their conversation She also thinks that the Englishman wears a dreadful Panama hat The readers picture of Miss Brill however changes during the shortstory All the time theres small indications that Miss Brill isnt as happy as shes trying to act and not as wealty as one first thinks Shes trying to convince herself that she doesnt feel sad and that theres something odd about everyone else at the concert And when she breathed something light and sad - no not sad p 340 They were 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 p 341 The second statement is specially interesting as the shortstory later on reveals that she herself lives in a little dark room like a cupboard This creates an interesting conflict she acts like she would like to be part of the croud and at the same time be superior As she knows that the audience is much wealthier than she is the children runs around with dressed up
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