How does the literary device "point of view" operate in Mansfield's "Miss Brill"?
Point of view is interesting in Mansfield's "Miss Brill." The opening line indicates clearly for us that the point of view is focalized through a limited third person narrator who tells us about the story by focusing on Miss Brill's experience:
Although it was so brilliantly fine--the blue sky powdered with gold and great spots of light like white wine splashed over the Jardins Publiques-- Miss Brill was glad that she had decided on her fur.
Third person narrators stand outside the story and provide a "bird's eye" view, so to speak, into the events and personalities and the effects of events. These narrators provide objective reports in the narrative that may be more or less...
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