Name: Professor: Course: Date: The Ending of a Fantasy Everyone has their own perception of the world or the environment around them however most people’s perception is largely affected by the world around them. This therefore makes them either have a misleading judgment about their world or their environment opens their eyes to understand better the world around them. The short story “Miss Brill” written by Katherine Mansfield introduces an understanding on how the perception of the world around us can be influenced by loneliness leading to the development of misleading perception or understanding the world and the environment around us in a misguided manner. This is largely shown through the main character Miss Brill who on every Sunday never fails to visit the park near the sea to listen to the band play while observing the people at the park. This paper discusses how Mansfield in the short that Mansfield characterizes Miss Brill well hence bringing out here character better while at the same time helping her realize the truth regarding herself. Mansfield uses the character to show how loneliness could influence our perception of things in the bid of running away from reality hence misguiding ourselves on our true selves. It is notable that to cope with loneliness she visits the park each and every Sunday where the band comes to entertain the crowd all year round. Further not being able to relate to the people around you and taking the world as a mere watcher contributes to loneliness where she relies on listening to conversations and watching the actions of other people. However she realizes herself while going about her routine at the park bringing the end to her illusion or fantasy. Works Cited Mansfield Katherine. Miss Brill. Katherine Mansfield Society. 1920. Retrieved from http://www.katherinemansfieldsociety.org/assets/KM-Stories/MISS-BRILL1920.pdf [...]
First READ Miss Brill, By "Katherine Mansfield". Then in a well-developed essay of 1200 words analyze the author’s use of a specific literary device or related devices (symbolism, characterization, imagery, structure, setting, literary point of view, irony, etc.) to convey meaning/theme in the work. Things to remember: Create a meaningful title for your essay. Introduce the work and author and state a clear thesis in the introductory paragraph. Read the section entitled “Literary Theme” from the class handouts (I HAVE ATTACHED) to ensure that the meaning/theme you have chosen qualifies as a literary theme and is properly expressed and supported. Integrate quotations from the literary work, but avoid long quotations. Give proper context to quotations. Use proper citations for all quotations. The essay should exhibit a balance of details and commentary. It should NOT be a mere plot summary of the story, nor should it be analysis without sufficient textual support. Each body paragraph should have a topic and a concluding sentence. Maintain verb tense. When writing about literary works, stay in literary present tense.