What is a quote from Mansfield's "Miss Brill" that shows that Miss Brill is lonely?

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When an old man and old woman sit down next to Miss Brill on her "special" seat in the park, she is disappointed when they don't speak, because she

always looked forward to the conversation. She had become really quite expert, she thought, at listening as though she didn't listen, at sitting in other people's lives just for a minute while they talked round her.

This line shows that Miss Brill is so often alone, and so often without the ability to have a conversation with anyone around her, that she actually looks forward to listening to other people's conversations; for her, this feels satisfying because she has so very little interaction of her own. She cannot help but be lonely.

Soon, Miss Brill begins to think that she and everyone present are actually in a play.

Even she had a part and came every Sunday. No doubt somebody would have noticed if she hadn't been there; she was part of the performance after all.

Miss Brill thinks that "even she" has a role to play, implying that someone might...

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