The One And Only Miss Emily Grierson’s Life

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In William Faulkner’s “A Rose for Emily” is a short unpleasant story. Everybody faces difficult hardships, relationships, and family matters, such as life and death of loved ones. While going through those difficult times people end up having a difficult time by letting go of loved ones. After reading “A Rose for Emily”, Miss Emily Grierson had to experience difficult times in her life. She could not date anybody, her father passed away, she met a soon to be great guy, poisoned him, and end up being alone.
The story began when Miss Emily Grierson’s father passed away. Miss Emily’s father was a very difficult person to do deal with. He was difficult because he seemed hard to get along with. ...view middle of the document...

Everybody in the community started to mourn after the loss to a person of the community. The buried her father quickly, but the people of the community did not think she was crazy or suspicious. They all began to remember all of the men that were interested in Miss Emily, but knew he dad chased them off because he was the only person for her, in his mind. Miss Emily’s father was a deceptive person and played a good role in all of Miss Emily’s actions.
After her father’s death, she realized that she had the house to herself. She was actually excited because she felt free. She did not have anybody trying to tell her what to do or have somebody stopping her from meeting any possible boyfriends or husbands. People in the community were also a little excited about her being home alone also, because they could know persuade her to tell what the body of her father was. Miss Emily was a little antisocial and did not want to socialize with the people in her community. Not long after he father passed away some ladies from the community were preparing to call her house and offer aid. According to the text, “Miss Emily met them at the door, dressed as usual and with no trace of grief on her face. She told them that her father was not dead. She did that for three days” (Faulkner 123). During those three days numerous people, ministers and doctors, were trying to get in touch with her, but she was not following through. Those numerous people were only trying to persuade her to let them dispose of the body.
Miss Emily was sick for a long period of time. She ended up cutting majority of her hair off, which made her look more a like a girl, almost weird looking. According to the text, “with a vague resemblance to those angels in colored church windows—sort of tragic and serene” (Faulkner 123). The town she lived in had contracts for paving the sidewalks. The summer after her father...

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