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A Rose for Emily5

Analyzing A Rose for Emily The story A Rose for Emily by William Faulkner in my opinion was a very interesting The story was about a old and troubled woman named Emily Grierson who, because of herfather s death, had become one of the towns obligations and also one of it s problems. Emily wasa very stubborn old lady who refused to pay her taxes because of a little tale that ColonelSartoris, who was the mayor at the time, had told her. He told her that her father had lent thetown some money and because of it, in a way of paying her back, all of her taxes were remitted.Faulkner portrayed Emilys character to be very stubborn and by the end made people think shewas crazy. He develops this through many things but the main thing was by her actions todifferent situations and the way she lived her life This essay is going to talk about the things shesaid, did and about what other people said about her. Emily Grierson is an old lady who is very stubborn. Faulkner manages to show thisthrough different events that happen in the story and how she reacts towards them. One of theevents that happened was when Emily received a tax notice in the mail telling her that she has topay her taxes. At this point in time Colonel Sartoris had been dead and there was no recollectionin the cities files of what he had told her. Because she had refused to send any money to pay hertaxes an alderman had shown up at her door to settle the situation. When he told her she had topay her taxes Emily simply said I have no taxes in Jefferson. (Faulkner, 142) The gentlemancontinued insisting that she pay her taxes. Emily believed so much that she was right that shecontinued to say see Colonel Sartoris. I have no taxes in Jefferson. (Faulkner, 143) This was thefirst time Faulkner showed how stubborn Emily could be. She told the alderman to leave and thatwas the end of it. The second incident that showed Emily was stubborn and...

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