A Rose For Emily By William Faulkner Essay

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In the short story "A Rose for Emily" written by author William Faulkner, we are introduced to quite the character; Miss Emily Grierson. A bit self-centered and mysterious, Emily Grierson was not despised by the people in her hometown, but was certainly not admired either. Not to blame the Southern community for their curiosity in what Miss Emily was all about, with her odd behavior and bizarre ways. Anyone would be intrigued by the irregular conduct that a young woman like Miss Emily presented. Despite her upper social class, Miss Emily Grierson was a young woman who lived in isolation. Emily Grierson became almost concerning to her town and was pitied by the majority of the community. Similarly the town was much like Miss Emily, it was a love-hate relationship where even they contradicted themselves, one day the townspeople wanted her married and happy, the next day they were hoping Miss Emily would poison herself with arsenic. "So the next day we all said, "She will kill herself"; and we said it would be the best thing" (Faulkner 37). As much as most of the town wanted her gone the majority of them felt sympathy for Miss Emily and rather ignored her. Miss Emily was definitely a stubborn person who believed herself to be above rules and regulations "I have no taxes in Jefferson" (Faulkner 34). Not a single soul wanted to challenge her ways and Miss Emily 's actions were overlooked and ignored for the most part. Although the town wanted to keep up with the new…

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