Fried Fish... Not Something I'd Wear Every Day

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"It's her fu-fur which is so funny," giggled the girl. "It's exactly like fried whiting"" (Roberts, 351).

According to Wikipedia, whiting are common fish, most usually cod. When the little girl said that Miss Brill's fur looked like "fried whiting," a picture can be painted in our minds. Can you imagine Miss Brill sitting on a bench, wearing fur that looks like fried fish? I can. It makes her look silly and confused, strange in a dazed world. The fur can symbolize Miss Brill's connection to the past (as Karyssa states in her blog: So, the girl is criticizing Miss Brill's old ways and destroying a piece of her in the process.

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