A Rose For Emily By William Faulkner Essay

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In the story "A Rose for Emily", the author, William Faulkner, portrays Emily as a mysterious older lady, which is unusual. In most people 's idea of an older woman, everyone knows what is going on with her; she talks about her grandchildren and pays her bills. Emily Grierson was not like that at all. She was, in fact, the complete opposite. She was traditional, stubborn, overly adoring over subjects that could easily be solved a different way.
Emily Grierson lives in traditional ways. She felt that as she grew older that she could still live in the what would be the old days. Emily Grierson did not even pay her taxes because the old mayor Colonel Satoris claimed that her father loaned money to the town and she did not have to pay taxes for the rest of her life (731). So in the modern times when the new mayor asks her to pay taxes, she refused, said that she did not have to because she was told that. As most people would pay the taxes, she refused. Emily Grierson was stubborn, but she believed in the traditional ways. Not only was she traditional, she was a character that loved a little too much. Faulkner made Emily Grierson as a character that is amorous, which is a bad thing in this particular issue. Starting with the death of Homer Barron. It was believed that Emily Grierson loved Homer Barron so much that she was not going to let him leave her again. So she got arsenic and poisoned him so he could not leave. Then Emily Grierson killed Homer Barron she placed him in a…

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