The Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allen Poe and A Rose for Emily by William Faulkner

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Rapist, murders, serial killers, and other such individuals are not generally seen to be the role models in society. This is due to the ability that most humans have in order to distinguish right from wrong. Though frowned upon by society, many times these people repeat their actions, not because they are able to enjoy their actions, but rather mental disorders impair them from understanding how horrible and drastic their actions really are. Such people are considered to be out of the norm for they are unable to understand and comply with the universal rules and laws that …show more content…
The daughter of a wealthy Southern man, was controlled and manipulated all her life by her father, this not only would lead her to a life of eccentricity, but also to remain unmarried for her whole life. Though not well liked, “Miss Emily had been a tradition, a duty, and a care; a sort of hereditary obligation upon the town.” She would become one of the only things that linked them to the past, but not in a way that one would hope. Miss Emily was not only looked upon awkwardly, but was also acted as a reminder of her “old lady Wyatt, her great-aunt, had gone completely crazy”. Though her reputation was not exactly noteworthy, she was well recognized in the town, but not in a positive manner. Only till her father died, did the townspeople realize her insanity. Days after his death, Miss Emily continued “to that her father was not dead“ not recognize the death of her father, but refused to dispose of her father’s corpse, only to be rotting within the house. Only after her father’s death did her psychopathy begin to reveal itself. As she began to involve herself with Homer Barron, she began becoming

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