Wednesday, September 2, 2009

"Miss Brill." Katherine Mansfield

One-minute review: Miss Brill’s Sunday visit to the park made her feel as if she was the center of a drama that featured her and every other person in the park. It’s an illusion. She feels that if she were not there the drama would not go on. When a young man refers to her as “that stupid old thing,” and his girl friend refers to her fur as funny and ugly, her illusion is shattered.

Comment: On the tragedy of old age. The death of one more illusion. RayS.

Literature: An Introduction to Reading and Writing. Eds. Edgar V. Roberts and Henry E. Jacobs. Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice Hall, 1989.

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