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.... According to Helen E. Nebeker, the Pre-Civil War generation views her as “a duty,” they feel responsible for her, in the tradition of Old Southern protocols, in order it maintain the importance of the Grierson family’s exalted social standing. While the generation of her peers, views her as “a care,” they follow in the footsteps of the previous generation as feeling responsible for Emily, while gossiping about her and yet not really viewing her as a person. The newer rising generation views her as “a tradition,” the tradition of dehumanizing her, while succumbing to an almost obsessive compulsion to watch, and gossip about Miss Emily’s eccentric behavior, has been established, and this generation continues it. With each generation the curiosity over Miss Emily and the sense of disconnection does not alter, but the attitude towards Miss Emily’s status does.
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