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Miss Brill

             In Katherine Mansfield's " Miss Brill" the main character is Miss Brill, a old woman with a gentle heart and an old fur. During a Sunday afternoon in the park listening to the band, something changes her mind forever. Miss Brill showed traits of being critical, intelligent, and sensitive.
             The first trait of Miss Brill is being critical. She is a old woman who talks critical about some of the different things she see in the park on Sunday. When she arrive at the park, she starts to talk about how the band is playing this week. "And the band sounded louder and gayer. That was because the Season had begun" (227). She talks about how the band is playing good now that they are in season, because she says they play horrible out of season. Miss Brill had something to say about everyone she saw in the park. " Miss Brill had noticed- there was something funny about nearly all of them. They were odd, silent, nearly all old, and from the way they stared they looked as though they"d just come from dark little rooms or even- even cupboards" (227). Miss Brill is a very critical old woman, who see no wrong in herself.
             In addition to being critical in the story, Miss Brill is also very intelligent. She showed lots of intelligence when she turned her day in the park into a stage play. Miss Brill gave everyone in the park a role in her play. " They were all on stage. They weren't only the audience, not only looking on; they were acting" (228). It was great how she knew everyone must be present each week for the show to go on. Miss Brill was an intelligent woman who knew a lot about the performance world in my opinion.
             Finally, in the story Miss Brill is very sensitive. In the beginning of the story how she talks to her fur lets the reader know that she has a little gentle side. " Miss Brill put up her hand and touched her fur. Dear little thing" (226). Miss Brill shows lots of love for her fur in how she talk and stroke it as she get in out of the box it had been in.

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