A Rose for Emily

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A Rose for Emily In Faulkner's "A Rose for Emily" the character Emily is woman who never learned to be independent. Her dependent behavior is due to her father; his overbearing behavior doomed Miss Emily's future. Emily was raised to be very dependent on the only male figure in her life, her father. The relationship between Emily and her father establishes the pattern that would lead to her future actions toward the male figures throughout her life, Colonel Sartoris, Homer Baron and Tobe. Even though there were few males in her life, Miss Emily was dependent on them at one time or another and was unable to let go of the men that she encountered during her lifetime. The first male figure in Miss Emily's life, and the one that caused Emily's dependency, is her father. All through Emily's life, her father would keep her close at home and didn't allow her to see other men. One of the towns people describes how overbearing Mr. Greirson is: "Miss Emily slender figure in white in the background, her father a spraddled silhouette in the foreground, his back to her and clutching ...

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