Who Is Miss Brill

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This story is about a character name Miss Brill who is a lonely person. The short story shows great insight of Miss Brill perception of the world around her. Miss Brill sits in the park and eavesdrops on other conversations. She wears a fox pelt around her neck and strokes it as she listens in on other people’s conversations. She is a lonely foreigner, yet she doesn’t realize it for herself. The lack of realization causes her to distort the world around her causing her to unwittingly deny her loneliness. She is twisted causing her perception of the world to crumble in her mind. She is not a victim of her circumstances, but the satisfied creator of them. Miss Brill is a single woman, probably in her mid to late fifties, who believes life is a walk in the park until a couple leads her to believe life is not all fantasy. Miss Brill is a delusional character…show more content…
Miss Brill is not actually out of her mind, but she is desperate for communication with others. In order to feel a part of something, she goes to the park each week, where she enjoys watching all the people who come to enjoy the band and play on the field. She went to see the band because the season begun. Though Miss Brill is not delusional about what she sees, nor does she speculate much about what she hears but, she does begin to feel how connected everyone is to one another, that everyone is a player on a stage, and that she herself is part of the play. If fact, she thinks that people would miss her if she was not there. Miss Brill is a character that think a lot of herself. That alerts people to the title character’s tendency towards delusion and reality from the very start, when she starts speaking fondly to her fur coat. And yet, as the story ends with Miss Brill sadly packing away her fur coat, the story asks the reader to think about how important it is to be realistic about one’s own life, and whether some delusion is necessary for
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