Lonesome Ladies : A Literary Analysis Of Miss Brill And A Rose For Emily

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Lonesome Ladies: A Literary Analysis While studying various short stories, there are obvious and apparent elements that can be analyzed to reveal rich undercurrents of theme. To better comprehend the intentions of an author, the comparison of two stories and the likeness of their themes may be explored. It can be concluded that a better understanding is achieved when the theme is isolated in each work and a connection is established. This can be seen in works such as Miss Brill by Katherine Mansfield and A Rose for Emily by William Faulkner. Although these two stories significantly differ in tone and in plot, the theme of loneliness is heavily portrayed throughout the entirety of each. From the direct characterization of Miss Brill in her lonesome existence, to the more severe case of loneliness that Emily Grierson suffers, loneliness presents itself as a lurking, yet dominating, theme. Mansfield introduces her short story Miss Brill with third person omniscient point of view which serves an imperative role in the description of the title character and her surroundings and how that further depicts loneliness. The setting is stated within the first sentence and sets up the background that fosters the events that take place. While the main character is immersed in the public “Jardins Publiques”, her loneliness is ironically amplified by interactions with others (Mansfield 1). For instance, Miss Brill comes into contact with many characters, but one of her only legitimate

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