Summary Of William Faulkner's Mysterious Love Story

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The Mysterious Love Story Of Miss Emily In “A Rose for Emily” by William Faulkner, Emily Grierson is not your average southern lady, this made her well-known in the small town of Jefferson. Miss Emily obsessed over love, gossip, and the dead bodies of the men that held a place in her heart. Mr. Grierson, Tobe, Homer Barron, Colonel Sartoris, and Judge Stevens, each of these men that was involved in Miss Emily’s life left a lasting impression. The first man that Emily Grierson laid her eyes on was her father, Mr. Grierson. Like all father’s from the South, Mr. Grierson was over protective of his little girl’s heart and didn’t want any man to breaking it. Emily missed out on the important life lesson, like how to get over a broken heart, because her father would always scare the boys away. Since Mr. Grierson would never let a man court his daughter, Emily was left alone in an empty house with no companion after her father passed away “we remembered all the young men her father had driven away, and we knew that with nothing left, she would have to cling to that which had robbed her, as people will”( Faulkner165). After Mr. Grierson’s death his presence was still strong around Emily, and he continued to keep her under his control by running off any man that came to the door interested in Miss Emily “her father a spraddled silhouette in the foreground, his back to her and clutching a horsewhip, the two of them framed by the back-flung front door” (Faulkner 165). The life Emily’s father, Mr. Grierson, created for her would be impossible to escape. The next man that …show more content…
Miss Emily obsessed over love, gossip, and the dead bodies of the men that held a place in her heart. Mr. Grierson, Tobe, Homer Barron, Colonel Sartoris, and Judge Stevens, each of these men that was involved in Miss Emily’s life left a lasting

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