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Does Miss Brill experience an epiphany in "Miss Brill" by Katherine Mansfield? Explain.

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No, Miss Brill does not, properly speaking, experience an epiphany at the end of "Miss Brill." Epiphany, according to standard definitions, is a "sudden revelation of the whatness of a thing." The term entails coming to a new understanding of the way things are, perhaps by contemplation of some seemingly insignificant detail, so that the contemplator enters a new state of spiritual understanding.

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