But in reality she is more of an observer, a voyeur, and not an active participant in life as it unfolds at the Jardins Publiques.
She is looking forward to eavesdropping on other peoples conversations, believing herself to be quite an expert in remaining unnoticed.
Miss Brill adopts a more critical, at times even hostile, attitude toward the women that she observes in the park than toward their male companions: she views the man who shares her special seat as a fine old man, while the woman is a big old woman (p.50).
When she recollects the events of the previous Sunday at the park, she remembers a patient Englishman with the difficult to please wife, whom Miss Brill wanted to shake (p.50).
Quote and document according to the guidelines in the chapter "Writing About Literature" at the back of our textbook.
This short story is narrated in the third person from the point of view of the limited omniscient narrator who primarily acts as the voice of the storys protagonist, Miss Brill.
The following essay was written by a student who wishes to remain anonymous.
(As we will shortly see, this reticence stems from modesty, not embarrassement! Discuss how the author's choice of a particular point of view helps communicate a central theme of the tale.
Develop a clear argument to show how the narrator's point of view is essential to the audience's recognizing and understanding the theme.
Support your argument with specific observations and analysis.