What are Miss Brill's circumstances in Mansfield's "Miss Brill"?

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Miss Brill's circumstances are simple and modest. And elderly lady, she lives alone and has few  possessions, but one such is her fur necklet. These were prized by their owners and signified some small level of elegance and social attainment. Thus she may have had a pleasant social life at one time, complete with a gentleman suitor or two--all this may be deduced from the little fox taken out of its box for a special outing in the park "because the Season had begun."

We are not told her circumstances in detail. We rely more on her actions and inner dialogue, though her emotions and thoughts are expressed throughout: "still soundlessly singing, still with that trembling smile, Miss Brill prepared to listen."

The scant description of her living circumstances suggests the presence of a closet, as she "had taken [the fox] out of its...

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