A Rose For Emily Grierson Character Traits

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Love Me Alive Love Me Dead Miss Emily Grierson, the main character in the story “A Rose for Emily” by William Faulkner is known to be an eccentric character throughout the story. Emily idiosyncratic behavior indicates that she is definitely showing symptoms of a psychological illness. Miss Grierson lived under the wings of her controlling father until his demise. Withdrawn from society, Emily was trapped into a world of hallucinations, which lead her to play a role in necrophila. Emily’s grotesque act shocked people in her town, which left the community feeling ambiguous about her. However, Emily is a cold-blooded murder and Homer falls victim to her horrendous crime. “She fitted up a studio in one of the downstairs rooms, where the daughters and granddaughters of Colonel Sartoris' contemporaries were sent to her with the same regularity and in the same spirit that they were sent to church on Sundays with a twenty-five-cent piece for the collection plate. Meanwhile, her taxes had been remitted” ( Faulkner 39). This goes to shows that Emily ia an intelligent person. She is an educated woman and she has talent in teaching China’s painting, and she even owns her own studio in…show more content…
Furthermore, the reader could conclude that she is mentally unstable. Emily's sick destructive action automatically labels her as "crazy" because no-one in their right state of mind would be commit murder and then engage in necrophilia. However, the death of her father and thought of being alone unleashed her venomous behavior. Homer is a victim of Emily’s deadly rage. The murder of Homer was revengeful because she planned it. Emily is a grown educated woman and is responsible for her own actions regardless of her mental issue. Emily should be arrested and also be placed on death row for taking an innocent life. .Worked

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