Character Analysis Of Emily Grierson In William Faulkner's A Rose For Emily

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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
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In the beginning when the mayor at the time ask her to pay her taxes but she refused (731). Then she declined to tell the druggist what she was going to use the arsenic for; although it was against the law (734). Many times Emily Grierson 's acquaintances would ask her to get the smell controlled, but she acted as if they had not mentioned anything (732). Because she often ignored the law, she was the center of attention. When Emily Grierson died, the whole town wanted to know what her house looked and little small details about her. They were not there to mourn for her; they were just there to be nosey. Throughout the whole story the other characters were always saying negative things and they felt sympathy for her." At last they could pity Miss Emily" (732). Faulkner changes the character in a way that makes the reader more interested. She changes from a sane lady to an irrational old woman. In this story Faulkner fit each character in the best way of the time era and

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