What is Miss Brill's main epiphany in the short story "Miss Brill"?

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Every Sunday, Miss Brill, who doesn't have much money, goes to her weekly outing in the park. She dresses carefully for it, putting on her "dear" fox fur. While there, she watches the simple events going on. She differentiates herself from the other people, usually old, who come to sit in the park Sunday after Sunday, never changing. She thinks

there was something funny about nearly all of them. They were odd, silent, nearly all old, and from the way they stared they looked as though they'd just come from dark little rooms or even—even cupboards!

Although she is lonely and sad, Miss Brill tries to deny this and find as much joy as she can in her visit to the park and the slice of cake she buys at the bakers. But today, she overhears the male of a young couple not wanting to sit near...

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