Miss Brill Discussion Questions

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Explain how the narration of the story can be both third-person and stream-of-conscious-ness. How would the story be different if it had been written in first person? Do you think it would have been as successful?

If the story was written today, where might it take place and how might Miss Brill be dressed?

Mansfield stated that "One writes (one reason why is) because one does care so passionately that one must show it—one must declare one's love." Miss Brill is a character who desperately seeks love, but is incapable of giving or receiving it. What events in the story illustrate this

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