Emily Grierson Influence

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The Influence of Relationships The world mankind lives in isn’t full of princesses and angels. Life on Earth can be a very harsh and awakening experience to say the least. The world and the people in it can influence and shape someone’s character from head to toe. This can be seen taking place in Faulkner’s short story “A Rose for Emily” where the main character, Miss Emily Grierson, is moulded into the abnormal person she is by the sheltering and controlling nature of her dad, how the town treats her, and by her relationship with Homer Barron. These three relationships ultimately sculpt Miss Emily into a psychopath. First of all, Miss Emily’s unusual character begins forming at a young age with the help of her dad’s controlling and sheltering individuality. The Griersons look upon themselves as the higher class and ultimately think they’re better than everyone else. Thus, Mr. Grierson is very controlling and picky on who Emily dates. This controlling mentality is found in the text where it states, “None of the young men were quite good…show more content…
When homer comes along she finally finds the love she has been longing for. For so many years she has been kept away from experiencing it, and now that it has arrived, she never wants to lose it. However, the love that Homer fills her with finally drives her to madness. He has showed her something that no one else has, and she wants it forever. The reader can see how this love turns her crazy through the foreshadowing that takes place when she doesn’t reply to the druggist question about what the arsenic was for. This clue shows the perverse and wicked idea that develops in miss Emily’s mind and is later performed. She has made up her mind that she isn’t going to lose him like she did her father. As the reader can see, this happiness Homer gives her brings her to the final destination of complete
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