Miss Brill Dialectical Journal

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Mason Tompkins Dr. J. H. Jones EH 104 January 21, 2015 Outline ❏ The story focuses on Miss Brill, and her weekly day at the park ❏ Miss Brill has heart problems, possibly an elderly woman ❏ “She felt a tingling in her hands and arms, but that came from walking, she supposed. And when she breathed, something light and sad - no, not sad, exactly - something gentle seemed to move in her bosom.” ❏ Miss Brill is either a widow or never married ❏ Miss Brill must be shy ❏ This was disappointing, for Miss Brill always looked forward to the conversation. She had become really quite expert, she thought, at listening as though she didn't listen, at sitting in other people's lives just for a minute while they talked round her. ❏ Miss Brill doesn’t…show more content…
They weren't only the audience, not only looking on; they were acting.” ❏ She is excited about having an almond in her cake which is very minuscule ❏ Towards the end of the story she begins to cry, hinting at herself realizing she is alone ❏ Miss Brill in my opinion is a widow ❏ The story was written in 1920 and it was very rare for a woman to not marry ❏ Perhaps the reason she made such a big deal about everything in the park is to help herself forget about her husband ❏ Perhaps her and husband used to go there every Sunday and that is why she attends by herself ❏ At the end of the story it reads, “She unclasped the necklet quickly; quickly, without looking, laid it inside. But when she put the lid on she thought she heard something crying.” ❏ Perhaps the reason she unclasps it quickly without looking is because it was a necklet that her husband and given to her and that is the reason for the

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