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A Rose for Emily6

Emily is a woman that has had a hard life. Her family made it so that she was held inhigh regard in the public eye. She was not suppose to encounter relationships that werebelow her stature. The town, being the antagonist, drives Emily to her insanity becausethey will not allow her to lead a normal life. They liked the show they were watching arefused to give it up.The narrator explores how Emily is defined in her position in the town by hername and her father. People in our town, [. . .], believed the Griersons held themselves alittle too high for what they really were. (pg.83) Emilys father had been controllingduring her early life and had stopped all suitors from visiting her. we had allremembered all the young men her father had driven away, [. . . ] (pg.84) Emily isforced to live in a house were her father will is paramount to her own. When he dies weunderstand this lose is almost to much for her to bear. Miss Emily met them at thedoor, dressed as usual with no trace of grief on her face. She told them her father wasnot dead. (pg.84) The denial of her fathers death is explained by the narrator: and weknew that with nothing left, she would have to cling to that which had robbed her, aspeople will. (pg.84) The narrator also explores the way in which the towns people define Miss Emilyas a tradition, a duty, and a care, [. . . ] (pg.81) This definition is narrowly drawn. Herrank is one of the representatives of those August names, [. . . ] (pg.81) When shebegins her relationship with Homer Barron, his name shows irony because he is describedas a northerner, a day laborer, (pg.84) the towns people are appalled. Then someof the ladies began to say it was a disgrace to the town and a bad example to the youngpeople. (pg.86) The towns people go as far as to send the Baptist preacher, the townsmoral leader, to chastise Emily regarding this relationship. Emily refutes thischastisement and quickly flaunts her r...

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