It is safe to say that Miss Brill and Romero Estrado have many similarities even though they seem two totally different people. Throughout the two stories Miss Brill, written by Katherine Mansfield and El Tonto del Barrio, written by Jose Armas, the characters both have a love for what they do around their communities. They both at some point become quite crazy and not in the right state of mind. Also, they both have their own specific routines in lives. Miss Brill every single Sunday goes down to the main park in her community to people watch.
This can also be a way of her dealing with her isolated discomfort. Every Sunday Miss Brill goes out to the park. She even has her own designated seat. On one random Sunday she went out to the park and saw two elderly women conversing on her seat. She becomes disappointed because their conversation wasn’t as thrilling as the conversations she was able to eavesdrop upon the previous
She would listen to people and judge them from her special seat. Miss Brill was at the park to crowd watch, to be a part of people lives from a far but isolating herself from the world by just sitting, watching, and listening. She saw the world as a play and dreamed she was a main character, making her life seem more meaningful. Rejection can be drawn from each of these stories. Both characters are rejected, but in different ways.
She feels as thouh they are playing only for her. She then thinks to herself that this is a play and everyone has a special role in this play, and that she has a role in the play too, which is going to the park every Sunday to sit in the park and watch what goes on around her. The a younger couple comes and sits next to her on the bench. They begin to have a conversation, and of course Miss Brill listened in. 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 park bench that Miss Brill sits on while at the park every Sunday is a symbol to show the audience the social isolation and loneliness Miss Brill is experiencing in hope to try fid a companion other than her fur to socialize with. The personal pronoun example of her special seat implies that she always sits there every week as it’s a way of Miss Brill having routine in her life, and a social connection with the outside world around her. The adjective ‘special’ is to describe that the seat is owned by Miss Brill and treasured to her very closely. This is because it makes her feel at home being perched on the bench, as it’s a place to go to observe and listen to peoples conversation that she likes to feel apart off. The music is a symbol of the band playing in the park.
On the weekends and weekdays it was always about partying and having fun with family and friends. So it was difficult learning and experiencing new things. Being an unfit parent wasn’t the thing I wanted, but at the end of the day that’s what I had to deal with. Only time I seen them was before I went to school and at midnight when it was time for me to go to bed Each day after school and on the weekends I would go over my grandma’s house to spend time with her. She was the one who help me with my homework, feed me, and gave me a bath so when my mom came I could just go home and go to bed.
They love the people in their life but they wish that there were different things in their life. Even though Lena didn’t have the big garden in her back yard, she was still content with her plant. The people who were not willing to settle were her children. This also occurs in
What makes me Creative? Hello, My name is Anthony. I have always seen myself as being a creative person; I remember when I was growing up my mother use to always comment on what a creative mind I had. She told me stories of my early child hood about me always wanting to be in front of the Camera and taking pictures at family events. My father use to be the camera man at church, every Sunday I couldn’t wait to go to church, so I could help him record the service, it was just so much fun to me, it was the main reason why I liked going to church on Sunday, I just knew I was going to get my time behind the camera.
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. Fantasizing one’s entire life about staying youthful, having friends, and being important to the community can alienate a person from his or her society. Miss Brill has been coming to the park “every Sunday” (135) and has been judging everyone she sees at the park. Miss Brill even takes note of the people that come regularly to the park, like the band. Miss Brill is “sure that [the coat the conductor was wearing] was new” (133).
Every Sunday and special event at that church, she was there. With her personality it was as if she never met a stranger. She tried to get me to go to church but I’m just not into that and knowing what I know now, I am glad I’m not anymore involved. I don’t remember if it was her first visit to the church or her tenth visit but she left one Sunday morning and two hours later she was home. Smiling, laughing and just not the person she was normally.