Compare And Contrast A Rose For Emily And A Good Man Is Hard To Find

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The story of A Rose for Emily and A Good Man is Hard to Find is a stories that went into the lives of two woman who were sympathetic characters in nature as they showed signs of insanity, selfishness and manipulating people. They were very flawed characters that were transformed by the world around them and had their own personal agenda. In A Rose for Emily, Emily the protagonist, that shows signs of insanity and would be unreasonable to those around her after the death of her father Mr. Grieson which caused her to become sad. When Mr. Grieson was alive he would control what Emily would do by driving off any men that wanted to date his daughter and eventually marry her causing her to be a very lonely woman. When city officials would talk …show more content…
This reveals that she was starting to show signs of insanity and could not cope with her father’s death. In section II, the towns’ folks complain about the smell coming from Emily’s house the Judge sends in people to sprinkle lime all around his house to get rid of the smell. On line 25 of Section II, the towns’ folk begun to feel sorry for Emily because they remember on what had happened to her great aunt who also went insane like Emily. One can feel sympathetic towards Emily because of what her father put her though by being so overly protective with her. But any sympathies one has towards her can easily go away once everyone finds out that Emily was the one that killed Homer with arsenic. He was a northern laborer man that she liked so much and was going to marry but instead she killed him. She murdered him and then placed him in her upstairs bedroom where he was greatly decomposed when the towns’ folks found …show more content…
While the family wants to go to Florida, the grandmother wants to go to Tennessee at the cost of lying to family. When she travels out with her family to go to Florida she manipulates them by telling her family a story of a mysterious house nearby with secret passage. The story convinces her grandchildren to get their father Bailey to take them to this site. They go to the place only for the grandmother to realize that it was in Tennessee not Georiga which she knew about the whole time. When the family has a car accident that causes the car to flip over because of the grandmother 's cat that attacks her son Bailey, the grandmother 's only concern is for her own well being and dealing with Bailey 's anger instead of for her families well-being, this easily takes away any sympathy one can have for her character as she is concerned only for herself until the Misfits come. When the Misfits, a group of murderous criminal were on the loose, they came and started to kill her family, the grandmother begs for her life to The Misfit. She first asks the Misfit to pray and later shouts out “"Bailey Boy, Bailey Boy!” as her family is murdered by the Misfits. The grandmother tries to reach out to the Misfit by sayings to him "Why you 're one of my babies. You 're one of my own children!" only to be shot dead at point blank range.

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