William Faulkner's A Rose For Emily

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In life everyone goes through a tragic event at some part of their life. In " A Rose For Emily" by William Faulkner, the story starts off with the death of a woman named Emily Grierson. Miss Emily is the main character in the story, who is living in the nineteenth or tweenth century in the south. Miss Emily's life in the story has somewhat of a down fall and she has tragic events she goes through. Miss Emily is forced into a mental breakdown becaue of her father dying, the way the town treated her, and her love life. The passing of Miss Emily's father causes her to go into a mental breakdown. She is lonely and left alone in a big house to herself after her father dies. After her father's death she became humanized. (Faulkner 223) The day after hedied the…show more content…
Miss Emily told the women that her father was not dead and she did so for three days straight.(Faulkner 223) This is a sign that she is going through a mental breakdown. She can not except the fact that her father has died so she pretends he is still alive. Sometimes people who only have one parent in their life really take it hard when that parent passes away it is hard because thats the only person they had. It also says that she became sick and the town did not see her for a while. When she finally came out she had cut all her hair off making her look like a little girl.(Faulkner 223) She may be trying to hide the pain that she still has of the passing of her father and is going through this mental breakdown. The way the town treated her is also a reason why she goes into this mental breakdown. First the town looks at her as this monument but then she is like a falling monument. At some point the town admired her in some way but over the years the town did not. It says how she had been a tradition, a duty, and a care. (Faulkner 221) The town also Itried to make her pay taxes which she refused to do so.(Faulkner 222) She had not payed taxes in all of a sudden the town was like
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