The bench is like her liberty room, where she can be herself without people blaming her. When she sits on the bench in the beginning she get often disturbed and that’s irritates her. She sees the bench as a friend or a family member there are waiting for her. It’s not like that she don’t like sharing the bench with anyone, that’s just that she like to be consulted first. That can be because she doesn’t talk so
The Imagination in Miss Brill In the short story “Miss Brill,” an old lady spends her Sunday witnessing human beings at the park. Although she is ignored by her surroundings, Miss Brill still seems to persuade herself that she is still important in that even though she is not noticed. She believes that if she was not at the park, the park attendees will still miss her. It’s obvious that she is a lonely person due to her dramatic thoughts and always trying to entertain herself through nonverbal communication between her and her own thoughts. In the beginning of the story, Miss Brill has a conflict between choosing which kind of fur she would like to wear to go to the park on an early Sunday morning.
The young man began to say how stupid Miss Brill’s fur ermine is and how she should just stay home because no one wants to see her face or wants her around. The young lady just laughs. Miss Brill was so hurt that she went home right away and did not stop at the bakery like she does every Sunday to get her piece of cake. She really enjoys the bakery because it she sometimes gets a surprise, an almond a special treat, in her slice of cake. When she gets home she takes off the fur ermine and puts it back in her box, but as she is walking away she thinks that she hears something crying.
The story the Rages of Mrs. Torrens was very spirited and empowering for women. Although she did clearly have a mental disease, and her behavior from time to time was unacceptable, but she lived live the way she wanted, and didn’t allow her community to decide what is ok and what is not. When the others would drive to the beach, she would take her family and picnic along the bank of the river. They didn’t have the money to drive far away just for a picnic, most people would just call their losses, not her she took her family, and didn’t care when people would drive by. People always feel superior when the put others down, and the easier the target the easier it is to put people down.
The story takes place on an autumn afternoon and the local garden “Jandins publiques” in France. Due to her loneliness she imagines she is part of society and that everything that happens in the garden is a play and she is part of it, part of the “Company”. A young couple then comes and sits on the bench Miss Brill is on and after the young boy realises his girlfriend won’t show effect due to her presents he insults her “Why doesn’t she keep her silly old mug at home”. After this incident Miss Brill realises that no one cares about her and she is not part of society. Katherine uses a wide variety of different characters to develop the idea of the loneliness that comes with old age.
The muck symbolizes freedom and a relief from oppression that was experienced by Janie. The contrast of these two places reinforces the theme of a search for love and fulfillment. To see what an ideal situation for an independent woman, Hurston first show the reader what Janie cannot deal with. She has her character Janie go on a quest, one that was begun the day she was forced to marry Logan Killucks. Janie’s life with Joe fulfilled a need -- she had no financial worries and was set for life.
Lonely; without companions and marked by aloneness. (Webster’s II New Collage Dictionary.) To be lonely means to not have any one around to talk to, so therefore it means you are alone. In The book of mice and men Curley’s wife could be described as lonely because she doesn’t really have anybody there for her to talk to, so she is by herself most of the time. This is shown by her actions and speech.
Alienation in Katherine Mansfield’s “Miss Brill” In Katherine Mansfield’s short story, “Miss Brill,” we as readers are confronted with the idea that fantasizing can alienate a person from the world or society and can make us lonely. “Miss Brill” displays this alienation through her fantasies of being youthful, having companions, and being important. Miss Brill visits the park and fantasizes her entire life so much that she doesn’t notice she has grown old alone. Miss Brill always speaks to her only friend, her fur stole, so much that she hasn’t thought to make any other friends. Miss Brill fantasizes so much about being important and that ”somebody would [notice] if she [wasn’t] there” (135), that she didn’t realize what the community actually thinks of her.
Different people common goal We are all different holding our individual views and perceptions of the thing around us. Such individualized behaviour is common while we are absorbed by daily routines and chores, though there is at least one place where we can share common value of relaxation. As nowhere else, in the park we can completely relax and get surprised by the common interest. Therefore observing people in the park presents a high concern in due context since it allows to analyze different people sharing the same value and aiming at a single goal. While in the park, we forget about our routines and commitments that daily bound our conscious minds and mechanically predetermine our activities and decisions.
Miss Brill Made by Others In the short story "Miss Brill”, a Sunday afternoon is spent with an elderly woman during her weekly ritual of visiting a seaside park. The woman, Miss Brill, enjoys her habitual outing to hear the band play and soak in the atmosphere, but most of all she enjoys the chance to sit in on the lives of others by listening and watching. Mansfield's "Miss Brill" illustrates the old woman's attempt to alleviate loneliness by creating an alternate reality for her, yet she is ultimately forced to face the self-deception for what it truly is. It is clear how much enjoyment the old woman derives from the simple activity as the narrator states, "Oh, how fascinating it was! How she enjoyed it!