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In the short story Miss Brill by Katherine Mansfield the are many examples where the author uses pathos to personify Miss Brill Miss Brills description of how she spends her Sundays strikes the reader as sad lonely and very interesting Miss Brill seems like a very sad person in her own way In the story the reader understands that Miss Brill goes to the same park every Sunday to do basically the same thing each week This is a sad pathetic existence and the author puts this feeling across to the reader by expressing the things Miss Brill is feeling through her thoughts about the people around her The way she watches their actions in the park suggests that she finds her life empty and she finds the other peoples lives much more interesting than her own This makes the reader empathize with Miss Brill because at some point every person finds someone elses life more exciting than their own At the park Miss Brill watches the young woman the rogue interact with the man with whom she would like to spend time with Miss Brill seems to take delight in analyzing the situation of the two people and she seems to be an expert on the way things happen at this particular park on Sundays Miss Brill seems like a very lonely person From her actions in the story the reader can see that her life is quite empty and she is often alone When Miss Brill first arrived at the park there was an older couple sitting on the bench next to her When this couple did not speak Miss Brill was very dissapointed as she seems to have the art of overhearing other peoples conversations perfected This would suggest that she is very lonely if that is what she spends her Sunday afternoons doing The joy that Miss Brille seems to get when there is an almond in her cake makes
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