“Miss Brill” is written by Katherine Mansfield. The protagonist, Miss Brill, is from an English town, but she now lives in a French town. The story does not say whether or not she has a support system; so, we assume she does not. Krebs is the protagonist in the short story “Soldier’s Home” written by Ernest Hemingway. Krebs is a character in this short story that has come to his home town, Oklahoma, after shielding his country in World War I. Although Krebs and Miss Brill are from two altered environments, they share some of the same isolated qualities and obstinate habits.
To make herself feel more encompassed in the external world, Miss Brill has an inflexibility of leaving her house with her fur and going to the park bench to watch the local band play. She also watches the society who roam the park, and eavesdrops on other people’s exchanges “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” (Mansfield, 309). She alleged that b...
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