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Miss Brill's character could be defined as a dreamer. Her conscious effort to bring to life the events she observes at the park, and the way she includes herself in the action is often realized. She allows herself to become a participant in the lives of others. For example: pg. 51, "Oh, how fascinating it was! How she enjoyed it! How she loved sitting here, / watching it all! It was like a play. It was exactly like a play!...No doubt somebody would have noticed if she hadn't bee
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- "And when she breathed, something light and sad—no, not sad, exactly—something/ gentle seemed to move in her bosom—and yet there was a faint chill—a something, what was/ it?—not sadness—no, not sadness—a something that made you want to sing." Miss Brill has convinced herself she lives in an ideal world, denying ...
- She then hears them mocking her, telling her to go home. pg 52, "Why does she come here at all—who wants her? Why doesn't she keep her silly/old mug at home?" ...
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