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Miss Brill, by Katherine Mansfield - Question 1 “Miss Brill” by Katherine Mansfield tells a story of a lonely, English lady in France. Miss Brill is a quiet person who believes herself to be important. The whole afternoon at the gardens, Miss Brill does not converse with anyone, nor does anyone show any inclination to talk with her. She merely watches others and listens to their conversations. This provides her with a sense of companionship; she feels as if she is a part of other people’s lives. Miss Brill is also slightly self-conceited....   [tags: Miss Brill Essays] 1099 words
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Katherine Mansfield's Miss Brill - “The method a writer takes to bring a character to life” is defined as characterization. "Miss Brill" by Katherine Mansfield displays the character of Miss Brill as the protagonist, confronted with the reality of her existence. In the short story "Miss Brill," by Katherine Mansfield, an elderly woman spends a Sunday afternoon visiting a seaside park as part of her weekly ritual. As a developing character, Miss Brill is forced to face a harsh reality from her routine events. In the short story, "Miss Brill," Katherine Mansfield effectively uses various literary techniques to characterize Miss Brill's complex and interesting character....   [tags: Miss Brill Essays] 1118 words
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Character Sketch of Miss Brill in Katherine Mansfield's Miss Brill - Everyone has been lonely once in their lives; when a person is lonely they can begin to exhibit strange behaviors, they can become paranoid, hallucinate, or project inner thoughts into their realities. Most people who are lonely usually live alone and prefer to be a closed off from the outside world. In Miss Brill by Katherine Mansfield, she shows her loneliness by using others peoples lives for her enjoyment, for thinking she and everyone else was on a stage, also by snapping to reality when treated with cruelty....   [tags: Miss Brill Essays] 639 words
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Symbolism In Miss Brill, By Katherine Mansfield - Miss Brill is a short fiction story written by Katherine Mansfield, which was first published in November 1920 in Athenaeum, an English literary magazine and then in Mansfield’s The Garden Party & Other Stories. The story takes place during a Sunday afternoon as an elderly woman enjoys her weekly visit to a French park. She enjoys watching others and sitting in on their lives, while the band plays in the gazebo. This story, written in the third person omniscient point of view, is told with a stream-of-consciousness narrative, as Miss Brill is revealed through her thoughts about others....   [tags: Miss Brill Essays]
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The Female Role in A Rose for Emily, Miss Brill, and The Storm - Reading literature, at first, might seem like simple stories. However, in works like William Faulkner's “A Rose for Emily,” Katherine Mansfield's “Miss Brill,” and Kate Chopin's “The Storm,” the female protagonists are examples of how society has oppressive expectations of women simply because of their gender. In “A Rose for Emily,” by William Faulkner, the story starts out with a distinctive split between the motivations of men and women: “The men through a sort of respectful affection for a fallen monument, the women mostly out of curiosity” (Faulkner 121)....   [tags: A Rose for Emily, Miss Brill]
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The Change of Miss Brill in Miss Brill by Katherine Mansfield - Katherine Mansfield's "Miss Brill" is a deep illustration of delusional thinking when one is deprived of emotional human bonds. This short story paints a picture of an elderly woman, Miss Brill, who believes life is a walk in the park, until a couple leads her to believe life is not all fantasy. Although this tale develops gradually, Miss Brill undergoes a drastic transformation at the tale?s end. The change that Miss Brill is forced to undergo is understandable through symbolism, characterization, and theme....   [tags: Miss Brill Essays]
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The Imagination of Miss Brill in Katherine Mansfield's Miss Brill -     In his introduction to the story, Miss Brill by Katherine Mansfield, Michael Meyer says, "Mansfield tends to focus on intelligent, sensitive protagonists who undergo subtle but important changes in their lives" (226).  Two key questions in Miss Brill are what kind of intelligence and sensitivity does she posses, and what is the true nature of the change that she undergoes as a result of the young man's cruel remark about her, "But why not. Because of that stupid old thing at the end there....   [tags: Miss Brill Essays]
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The Characterization of Miss Brill in Miss Brill by Katherine Mansfield - In the Bedford Introduction to Literature, Characterization is defined as "... the process by which a writer makes that character seem real to the reader"(2126). In order to do this a writer has multiple tools at their disposal that add to the depth of a character and simplify roles in a story. This includes the use of Protagonists and Antagonists, static and dynamic characters, showing and telling, and motivated and plausible action, as well as many others. The short story "Miss Brill" by Katherine Mansfield is no exception to this and displays the main character of Miss Brill as the protagonist, who is confronted with the reality of her existence....   [tags: Miss Brill Essays] 836 words
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Miss Brill and The Dolls House - "Symbols are essential to the short story writer because they convey so much in so short a space." Discuss with reference to two short stories studied. Katherine Mansfield's short stories Miss Brill and The Dolls House are extremely good examples of how a writer can use symbolism to bring about an understanding of character, setting and themes, whilst communicating all these ideas in a concise short story. Miss Brill demonstrates how symbolism is used to portray a character's feelings, and the reactions of that character to a series of events expressed through an omniscient third person narrator that delves into Miss Brill's innermost thoughts....   [tags: Miss Brill Essays] 702 words
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Miss Brill by Katherine Mansfield - Katherine Mansfield, in her short story "Miss Brill", slowly reveals the nature of her main character. She gradually divulges Miss Brill's personality, leading the reader to believe things about Miss Brill that are not true. Also, the point of view t t Mansfield uses enhances the story and adds to the reader's misinterpretation of Miss Brill until the end of the story. Miss Brill's character is a complex one. She cannot be stereotyped and she has a multifaceted personality. The reader sees several sides of her nature....   [tags: Miss Brill Essays] 578 words
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Katherine Mansfield's Miss Brill - There will be many obstacles in life that are too hard for the average human to deal with, but it is how well the obstacles are dealt with that will make a difference. If the obstacles are handled properly, it could have positive effects; however, if they are handled poorly, it could diminish happiness. Katherine Mansfield's short story, "Miss Brill," uses symbol, plot, character, and point of view, to reveal the theme that creating an alternate reality through the lives of other people will not relieve loneliness....   [tags: Miss Brill Essays]
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Katherine Mansfield's Miss Brill - Illusion vs. Reality in Miss Brill "Miss Brill" by Katherine Mansfield is set the Jardins Publiques in France. Every Sunday Miss Brill looks forward to getting dressed up and visiting the park, where she enjoys people watching. Her weekly visits to the park are undoubtedly the highlight of her week, bringing her great joy and satisfaction. There are many illusions in this story, in this essay I intend to show three different illusions Miss Brill uses to make herself happy and how her reality is shattered at the end of the story by a chance remark....   [tags: Miss Brill Essays] 625 words
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Katherine Mansfield's Miss Brill - In many countries, taking care of the elderly is one of the top priorities. Some feel that our nation neglects the elderly. The older generation is often left to live in nursing homes or remain in their own homes with no loved ones around. This has the potential to make a person feel that he would like to shut out all of reality. The short story "Miss Brill", by Katherine Mansfield, is about an older woman who doesn't have any people around her that love her. Because of this isolation she makes things up in her mind to compensate....   [tags: Miss Brill Essays] 962 words
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Katherine Mansfield's Miss Brill - Miss Brill is a story about an old woman that lacks companionship and self-awareness. She lives by herself and goes through life in a repetitive manner. Each Sunday, Miss Brill ventures down to the park to watch and listen to the band play. She finds herself listening not only to the band, but also to strangers who walk together and converse before her. Her interest in the lives of those around her shows the reader that Miss Brill lacks companionship. Loneliness plays an extremely large part of Miss Brill’s life and can be proven by things in the story....   [tags: Miss Brill Essays] 612 words
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Katherine Mansfield's Miss Brill - As humans, much of our lives are based around social interaction. We are taught to live through various means of socialization from the time of our birth . Without this socialization and interaction among each other we can become very disillusioned and confused about how to function as a part of society. One would tend to isolate ourselves, exiled in this place we call the world. In Katherine Mansfield’s short story “Miss Brill,” one such person, herself a kind of outcast of society, creates a fantasy world in which she is at the center....   [tags: Miss Brill Essays] 1209 words
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The Theme of Katherine Mansfield's Miss Brill - In the story "Miss Brill," an old, lonely lady spends her Sunday observing people in a park. Although ignored by everyone around her, Miss Brill manages to convince herself that she is really an integral part of the scene and would be missed if she weren't there. Her illusion is shattered by a chance remark at the end of the story, and she returns home, clearly devastated by her new understanding of her place in life. What this story is trying to illustrate is that sometimes people can be happy through living in an illusion....   [tags: Miss Brill Essays]
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Illusion versus Reality in Miss Brill - Illusion versus Reality in Miss Brill            Is it really "okay" to talk to yourself as long as you don't talk back. Well, what if your fur piece talks back. In Katherine Mansfield's short story, "Miss Brill," it is a quickly established fact that Miss Brill has an odd relationship with her fur necklet (440). But it is the author's descriptive use of symbolism that provides a deeper understanding of Miss Brill's personality. Katherine Mansfield creates the woman in the ermine toque (441) in similarity to Miss Brill to reveal Miss Brill's identity in connection with her own fur piece and invite comparison, which further illustrates Miss Brill's perception of reality....   [tags: Katherine Mansfield Miss Brill Essays] 1130 words
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Review and Character Analysis of Katherine Mansfield's Miss Brill - The character, Miss Brill, lives in a fantasy world that hides her aging and loneliness. Throughout the story denial of the character is depicted through her actions and interactions with others. Miss Brill spends her Sunday afternoon seated on a park bench. She watches others around her and pretends that they are all actors in a play; this vividly expresses Miss Brill's fantasy and denial, as do other importances in the story. In, "Miss Brill", Mansfield creates an elderly character that lives in a fantasy world....   [tags: Miss Brill Essays] 717 words
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The Insignificant Soul in Katherine Mansfield's Miss Brill - Miss Brill: An Insignificant Soul Every Sunday, Miss Brill looked forward to a wonderful day in the park. There, she would secretly dive into the lives of the surrounding human beings, taking in each of their words and actions and creating a fantasy world all of her own that she was sure she belonged in, but she was mistaken. Her fantasy world does crumble, and Miss Brill, the protagonist in the short story, “Miss Brill” by Katherine Mansfield, soon finds herself in reality. Miss Brill can be clearly seen as a flat, yet dynamic character, as can be portrayed through her thought transformation....   [tags: Miss Brill Essays] 929 words
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Point of View in Miss Brill by Katherine Mansfield - The point of view that Katherine Mansfield has chosen to use in "Miss Brill" serves two purposes. First, it illustrates how Miss Brill herself views the world and, second, it helps the reader take the same journey of burgeoning awareness as Miss Brill. The story is written in a third person omniscient (although limited) point of view. Miss Brill also interprets the world around her in a similar fashion. She is her own narrator, watching people around her and filling in their thoughts to create stories to amuse herself....   [tags: Miss Brill Essays] 586 words
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The Aging Process in Katherine Mansfield's Miss Brill - Katherine Mansfield's "Miss Brill" perfectly captures the phases one's mind goes through when faced with becoming old. Elderly people tend to be nostalgic, even sentimental about their youth. In later years, the nostalgia can develop into senility or fantasy. The ermine fur in "Miss Brill" is the catalyst of her nostalgia and symbolizes the passing of time in three stages: an expectant youth, a vital adulthood, and finally, a development into old age and fantasy. The story opens with Miss Brill's excitement that the "season" has arrived for social engagements; perhaps it is the tourist season when the ladies debut their latest fashions....   [tags: Miss Brill Essays] 612 words
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A Character Analysis of Katherine Mansfield's Miss Brill - In "Miss Brill," by Katherine Mansfield, Sundays are a magical day for Miss Brill until she is forced to step out of her daydream and face reality. Every Sunday Miss Brill, a shy English school teacher, goes to the Public Gardens and takes her "special seat" to look forward to listening to the conversations of others.. This lonely older woman has become quite the expert on eavesdropping. Miss Brill starts to view everything she observes on Sundays in the form of a beautifully choreographed theatrical performance in which everything, herself included, plays a role....   [tags: Miss Brill Essays] 338 words
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A Character Analysis of Katherine Mansfield's Miss Brill - Katherine Mansfield's "Miss Brill" is a woman self-contained, not pessimistic but settled, content. She is not a victim of her circumstances, but the satisfied creator of them. You could say she has her ducks lined up the way she wants them. Through the character of Miss Brill, Katherine Mansfield reveals a woman who has the ability to enjoy a simple world of her own elaborate creation. Miss Brill is a single woman, probably in her mid to late fifties. She lives alone in a very small space without even a cat or bird....   [tags: Miss Brill Essays] 818 words
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A Literary Analysis of Katherine Mansfield's Miss Brill - In "Miss Brill," Katherine Mansfield describes an aging English teacher living in France who visits the Public Gardens every Sunday to listen to the band play and observe the other park visitors. On this particular Sunday, Miss Brill notices that it is just cool enough to unpack her favorite fur. She has not worn the fur in a long time and is delighted to wear it again. When she reaches the park she sits on her favorite bench and proceeds to observe the people around her and listen to the band....   [tags: Miss Brill Essays] 753 words
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Self Realization in Katherine Mansfield's Miss Brill - In the short story entitled "Miss Brill," written by Katherine Mansfield, the reader spends a routine Sunday with Miss Brill, whose character is revealed through her thoughts about others as she observes a crowd of strangers and soaks up the atmosphere while sitting at a bench in the park. Miss Brill seems to enjoy her routine of sitting in the park and listening to the band play, but most of all she savors the ability to eavesdrop into other people's lives by listening "as though she didn't listen" (Mansfield 259) to their conversations and observing their every move....   [tags: Miss Brill Essays] 638 words
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False Identities in The Necklace, Guy de Maupassant and Miss Brill, by Katherine Mansfield - False Identities in "The Necklace" by Guy de Maupassant and "Miss Brill" by Katherine Mansfield When I think of false identities, two stories come to mind. "The Necklace" by Guy de Maupassant and "Miss Brill" by Katherine Mansfield. Both these stories deal with women who are nearly obsessed with lives that aren't their own. Both stories illustrate a woman who has entered into this `false reality.' By comparing and contrasting the characters and setting, we are able to take a look at the similarities and differences....   [tags: Miss Brill Essays] 893 words
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Miss Brill by Katherine Mansfield and Story of an Hour by Kate Chopin - Bliss and Miss Brill by Katherine Mansfield and Story of an Hour by Kate Chopin On studying the texts Bliss and Miss Brill by Katherine Mansfield and Story of an Hour by Kate Chopin I have associated all the stories with a sense of female repression. All the short stories feature a main female character and this character is being repressed in various ways such as by another character or their lives in general. In all the stories the awareness of repression appears towards the end mainly due to an event that has taken place....   [tags: Story of an Hour, Miss Brill Essays] 1231 words
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Miss Brill Story by Katherine Mansfield - ... How do other characters think or act In response to the character). Mansfield adds action to the story by showing how she lives a lonely life, through her thoughts the reader notices that Miss Brill enjoys going to the park, listening to people conversation, and bakery every Sunday. Also, she is uncomfortable to tell her students how she spend her Sunday at the park alone. Mansfield uses those thought to show loneliness. Furthermore, the author shows Miss Brill very attached to her fox fur and its seems Miss Brill has only one dearest friend which is her fox fur, saying “Miss Brill put up her hand and touched her fur....   [tags: story and character analysis] 741 words
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Commentary and Analysis of Katherine Mansfield’s Story: Miss Brill - In Katherine Mansfield’s story “Miss Brill,” the main character, Miss Brill, escapes to the park every Sunday afternoon to take her place in the ongoing performance. She spends her time eavesdropping and fantasizing about her surroundings. The park symbolizes a place of purpose, individuality significance, and community for the protagonist. For some people the park is a meeting place or even a place to goof off; however, for Miss Brill the sole purpose of the park was for her personal entertainment....   [tags: Park, Loneliness, Eavesdropping] 574 words
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Hope and Despair in The Story of An Hour, Eveline, and Miss Brill - It is undeniable that human life is filled with change. While hope and despair are antonyms, one must exist in order for the other to occur; a transition between the two is inevitable. This simple change in emotions can help give a human face to a fictitious character. Perhaps this is the reason many authors choose to use the inseparable themes of hope and despair in their literary works. Hope, accompanied by despair, is a central theme in the short stories "The Story of An Hour," "Eveline," and "Miss Brill." The wife of Brently Mallard, a character in "The Story of An Hour," displays hope and despair....   [tags: Comparative Literature] 424 words
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The Illusion of Youth - Katherine Mansfield’s Miss. Brill written in 1920 is a short story a part of Mansfield’s The Garden Party and Other Stories. It is a short story about a middle-aged teacher, who finds joy in spending her Sunday afternoons, sitting in the park. At the park, she finds joy in observing others around her and pretending, they are all actors and actresses on a stage. Miss. Brill finds joy in the illusion that she creates at the park. She is a woman, who lives a very humdrum life and finds joy creating an unrealistic world, where she envisions herself as an actress....   [tags: Katherine Mansfield's Miss Brill] 2830 words
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The Female Role in William Faulkner's “A Rose for Emily,” Katherine Mansfield's “Miss Brill,” and Kate Chopin's “The Storm.” - ... She speaks of the ocean as a nurturing mother, but in the end, conclusively commits suicide by drowning in the ocean. Edna is a representation of women as the invisible gender. In general, Chopin believes that a patriarchal society limits women's right to control their own lives, and the way to make history is to speak up (or write, in Chopin's case). Cutter ended her essay with the argument that Chopin lost the 'battle' for feminine self-expression during the time “The Storm” was written, but ultimately 'won the war' due to her admiration for writing stories about a feminine voice....   [tags: self-interpretation, feminine, expectation] 1344 words
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How Far She Went by Mary Hood and Miss Brill by Katherine Mansfield - How Far She Went by Mary Hood and Miss Brill by Katherine Mansfield Synopsis 1. One of the more interesting literary selections in Perrine's Story and Structure was " How far she went" by Mary Hood. The setting in this story takes place in a rural american town. There is the girl, who's name is never revealed and the Grandma, who's name is never revealed as well. The girl is kept at her grandma's house against her will. Her father sent her out to her Grandma's not telling her that she would be staying for good....   [tags: Compare Contrast] 1591 words
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Helena Viramontes' Miss Clairol - Helena Viramontes' short story, "Miss Clairol," takes the reader through a day in the life of Arlene, a single Hispanic mother, and her daughter, Champ. They begin their day at K-Mart in search for just the right beauty products for Arlene because she is going on a date that evening. After leaving without paying, they spend the day at home. Arlene prepares for the date while Champ assists her, watches television, and fixes herself dinner. Once Arlene is sufficiently fixed, she leaves for the date, ignoring Champ as she yells goodbye....   [tags: short story, Miss Clairol]
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Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children and Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein - We all have special goals and things we aspire to be. Often times, things do not occur exactly how we want them to. Those types of situations can leave us feeling defeated, especially when they go in direct opposition of what we desire. However, thinking pessimistically will only make that situation worse. It is essential to think of that hint of positivity in what you think may be completely negative. Doing this can make the seemingly atrocious events in life a lot more tolerable. You can drastically modify those unfavorable outcomes, even when it feels as if the world is crashing down on you, by taking a positive view of its effects and realizing that everything is meant to happen for a sp...   [tags: Miss Peregrine's]
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The Narrator in Barthelme's Me and Miss Mandible - Me and Miss Mandible - The Narrator         Are we frightened of the "fantastic" literary text. Is there something inherently threatening about a work like Barthelme's "Me and Miss Mandible," something obtrusive which, as we read, forces us away from the text. A pronounced feeling of uneasiness seems to mark our reception of Barthelme, a range of anxiety expressed mainly in our responses to the story's narrator. Questions concerning his reliability and authenticity, and why Barthelme chooses to construct him in the manner he does become paramount, serving as pivotal gauges from which we read and critique his character....   [tags: Me and Miss Mandible Essays]
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Miss Julie and Its Preface: The Foundation of a Critical Conflict -     From its first publication and performance, August Strindberg's play "Miss Julie" has been the source of critical controversy and debate. Written in the span of little more than one month in the summer of 1888, the play was banned or censored throughout Europe in the late Nineteenth Century. Because it dealt with situations and attitudes deemed morally or socially offensive (the daughter of an aristocrat seduces her father's valet, and he, in turn, coerces her to commit suicide) the initial negative reaction to the play was rooted in generalized, fanatical, self righteous outrage and did not seek to deal with or engage the text in any specific manner....   [tags: Miss Julie Essays]
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Me And Miss Mandible - What Does it Mean? - Me And Miss Mandible  - What Does it Mean.     What does it mean. Since early childhood this simple query has been posed to us constantly in a myriad of guises. A lover's fiery glance across the room at a party. The preacher's glowing sermon at Sunday service about the kingdom of God. The supermarket tabloid's screaming headline, " I Had Elvis's Alien Love Child." By the very nature of our being human we immediately need to process this information internally to make sense out of what we see, hear, or read....   [tags: Me and Miss Mandible Essays]
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My Experience With Seeing Miss Saigon - My Experience With Seeing "Miss Saigon" On the 26th January I went to the Empire Theatre in Sunderland to watch a production of Miss Saigon. To be honest, when I first read an outline of the story, I imagined it to be quite a dull experience. However, I thoroughly enjoyed this production, and the musical score was amazing. A musical I have seen that could be compared to “Miss Saigon” is “Les Miserables” as they are both set pre, during and post-war and both have quite a sad story. The musical Miss Saigon presents us with powerful ideas about culture and conflict, history and tradition....   [tags: Play Production Narrative Miss Saigon Essays] 1273 words
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Sarah Orne Jewett's Miss Tempy's Watchers - Sarah Orne Jewett's Miss Tempy's Watchers Sarah Orne Jewett was born in Berwick, Maine, 275 miles away from Oakfield, where my grandmother lives. Jewett’s story, “Miss Tempy’s Watchers,” takes place in a small farming town in New Hampshire, yet as I read the story for the first time, I was certain it took place in the small northern Maine town, and my grandmother was a subject of the author’s study. Jewett makes use of the dialect New England is known for by following very broad rules as well as the pickiest details one might never notice unless one were looking with ultimate scrutiny or from personal experience....   [tags: Sarah Orne Jewett Miss Tempy's Essays] 1325 words
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The Dangers of Social Conformity Exposed in The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie - The Dangers of Social Conformity Exposed in The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie        Muriel Spark's The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie depicts the coming of age of six adolescent girls in Edinburgh, Scotland during the 1930's. The story brings us into the classroom of Miss Jean Brodie, a fascist school teacher at the Marcia Blaine School for Girls, and gives close encounter with the social and political climate in Europe during the era surrounding the second World War. Spark's novel is a narrative relating to us the complexities of politics and of social conformity, as well as of non-conformity....   [tags: Prime of Miss Jean Brodie Essays]
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Mrs. Brill by Katherine Mansfield - Mrs. Brill by Katherine Mansfield Mrs. Brill, a short story by Katherine Mansfield, takes place in Jardins Publiques seaside town in France. The story is about an elder lady by the name of Mrs. Brill who frequents a nearby park on Sundays to hear a band play. Before leaving to the park she removed her fur. Shaken of the moth powder and brushing it of Mrs. Brill admired her fur wrap. The tail was placed within its mouth and its black composite nose was no longer firm, giving the impression that the wrap was old....   [tags: Papers] 431 words
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