Character Analysis Of Miss Emily Grierson In A Rose For Emily

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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 …show more content…
Miss Emily was indefinitely devestated and in denial with her father 's passing, she kept it a secret and preserved his body for three days, therefore contributing to her psychological profile. As the short story went on it became more and more clear that Miss Emily suffered from a mental illness and was obviously afraid to be alone which is somewhat amusing since she never really had any sort of social interactions. At least not until northerner Homer Barron came into the

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