“Miss Brill” by Kate Mansfield Loneliness can sometimes cause a person to desire an escape from reality. In many of Kate Mansfield’s literary works, she questions the idea of truth and reality. Mansfield’s “Miss Brill” explores loneliness and the realization of truth through the use of symbolism, single effect, and style. The use of symbolism is significant in the understanding of the theme.
In the story of “Marigolds” the theme is you have to learn from your childhood mistakes. The story “Marigolds” is about how her hometown is filled with dirt roads and it’s very boring. It was this black lady named Miss Lottie that lived in Lizabeth neighborhood who loved her sunflowers. Miss Lottie loved her yellow brownish sunflowers that was planted in her big brown dry dirt yard, she watered the beautiful sunflowers everyday. The children use to always bully Miss Lottie and make fun of her by throwing rocks at her and calling her a name.
When I hear the word “Texas” I think of my job, I work at the Department of Family and Protective Services for the state of Texas. I wear a badge similar to a police badge, which has the state of Texas’ emblem on it. In detail, I also think of Sandy Cheeks from SpongeBob in the episode called “Texas”. In this episode, Sandy feels home sick and SpongeBob and Patrick try to cheer her up by throwing her a Texas-themed party for her at the Krusty Krab after hearing her sing a song called “Texas.” They go to her house to get her to go to the Krusty Krab but she tells them that she is leaving Bikini Bottom.
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1) The text ’The Question of Happiness’ by Tal Ben-Shahar deals with fulfilment and happiness. When Ben-Shahar was sixteen, he was sure, he would find happiness, if he won the Israel national squash championship. He did win and for a moment he had never felt happier and more ecstatic. All of his hard training had paid off.
The short story “Miss. Brill” authored by Katherine Mansfield is about the protagonist of the story Miss Brill and her weekly Sunday jaunt to the Jardin Publiques. Miss Brill goes to the park to hear the band play and to people watch. In “Miss Brill” Mansfield depicts the story of a lonely old women who in an attempt to alleviate her loneliness, creates a fantasy world where she is an actress on a stage and the strangers in the park are her supporting cast. Miss Brill gets great enjoyment from her weekly visit to the park and she receives satisfaction from observing others and their interactions, and by eavesdropping on their conversations which is evident when Mansfield writes “Oh how fascinating it was! How she enjoyed it!
In the book Pride and Prejudice, Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy have a rather odd relationship. There are multiple times during the novel that they show signs of their love for each other but it is somewhat hidden. Elizabeth also goes through many challenges such as Lady Catherine de Bourgh, family issues, and trust of Mr. Darcy. Even when their love seemed destroyed, they found their way back to each other. Throughout the book we notice the delayed relationship between Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy when Lady Catherine de Bourgh comes and tries to ruin the relationship, when Elizabeth finds out that Mr. Darcy was the cause of the split between Mr. Bingley and Jane Bennet, and when Elizabeth walks into Mr. Darcy’s house and Mr. Darcy’s sister is playing the piano.