Miss Emily And Miss Brill Essay

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Emily Grierson and Miss Brill The short stories “A Rose for Emily” and “Miss Brill” make it easy to know the differences and similarities between the two characters Emily Grierson and Miss Brill. Miss Emily and Miss Brill both live their lives in solitude, but for complete different reasons. Even though each story seems to be very different, both of them actually have many of the same values as well as many different ones. When comparing and contrasting these two characters one will know the differences and similarities between Miss Emily and Miss Brill. Most people are happy to take part in their communities. Most of the times it will make a person feel good knowing that they are out with neighbors or friends participating in community events or just being with others. The difference between Miss Emily and Miss Brill is that Miss Brill likes to be out in the community, she spent every Sunday at the park. Miss Brill likes to feel like she is apart of something so she pretends that the entire park is part of a play and she thinks that if she was not to show up one day then the other people at the park would notice her being gone. This is seen when she thinks to herself, “They were all on stage. They weren’t only the audience, not only looking on; they were acting. Even she had a part and came every Sunday. No doubt somebody would have noticed if she hadn’t been there; she was part of the performance after all” (Mansfield 552). This contrasts with the way that Miss Emily avoids going out and being with other people. It is first noted when the town’s peoples reaction to her death. Faulkner writes “When Miss Emily Grierson died, our whole town went to her funeral: the men through a sort of respectful affection for the fallen monument, the women mostly out of curiosity to see the inside of her house, which no one save an old manservant-a combined

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