This is when the authorities went to her house to ask for payment, and she refused straight out. The story goes back thirty years before this when, there had been a terrible stench coming from her house. This was a couple years after her father had passed away, leaving her only the house but no money, and soon after a man she was seeing had disappeared from her life. The townspeople, unwilling to confront her about it, sprinkled lime around her house until the smell left. The story moves further back to when she begins dating the man named Homer Baron and the town fetches her cousins to attempt break up the relationship.
Emily denied his passing for three days even though everyone continually told her otherwise. By denying her father’s passing, she ignores the reality that time progressively passes her by. The element of loss in death symbolizes her opposition to time moving forward. She murdered the one man she had the opportunity to live the rest of her life with by poisoning him with arsenic in order to imprison him forever. The purpose of killing Homer was to make certain that he never left her like her father did.
For three days after her father died, she refused to acknowledge his death. She wouldn't let the towns people dispose of his body. She then regressed when they finally came to take his body out (because of the horrible smell which all of the neighbors were complaining about). Miss Emily locked herself away in her self-imposed dark world. When she finally comes out in to the town again, she has cut off all of her hair trying to make herself look like a little girl.
As I mentioned earlier, the townspeople notice a strange smell coming from Miss Emily’s house, but during that time you did not tell a lady that she smelled. Because of the horrible stench, the townspeople went into her house late at night and filled the basement with lime to mask the aroma. Little did they know that they were covering up the smell of a dead body. This again goes back to the fact that Miss Emily cannot accept change. Her father died and she could not let go of him, and then she uses the arsenic to kill Hector because, more than likely, he wanted to leave her.
Miss Emily felt otherwise; they tried reaching out to Miss Emily but she was so stubborn that she did not reply. After no reply a deputation gave Miss Emily a visit to her home. After the death of her father, Miss Emily begins to isolate herself from the town and does not leave her home. Miss Emily has not had company for ten years until the Board of Aldermen pays her a visit. Her house begins to decay and give off a strong odor that “smelled of dust and disuse—a close, dank smell” (731).
Miss. Emily knew what she was getting herself into but she knew if she couldn’t have him for herself then there had to be another way to keep him. One day she went to the grocery store to buy Arsenic rat poison ''to kill stinky Rates. Creates foul stench’’ (lime and arsenic).after weeks later she married the man name homer, he was a foul sneaky rat that just wanted to mess around and date many pretty girls she wanted something serious with him but he was the type that flits with every girl. after they were married no one got to see him after he entered the house.
Thus he unknowingly referred to Emily’s father as a rat. Seeing rats as a symbol of death makes it easy for the reader to connect the death of Emily’s father. Again rats are mentioned when Emily goes to buy arsenic “For rats” (Faulkner 325). Later once again, the townspeople complain about the smell coming from Emily’s house. It turns out she had used the rat poison on Homer.
Out of rage he kills the guards; this is the first murder Macbeth commits without consulting Lady Macbeth. The next morning Malcom and Donalbain flee the country because t... ... middle of paper ... ...lusion one example of light is when Lady Macbeth finds out that King Duncan is coming to the castle. She says that she wants the darkness to cover her for when King Duncan is murdered. She makes Macbeth murder Duncan because he looks too much like her father when he sleeps. Therefore Lady Macbeth has to go retrieve it because Macbeth is too traumatized to return.
Miss Emily soon enters a depressive state and goes to purchase arsenic, leaving the townspeople to believe she planned on killing herself. Miss Emily found out that Homer wasn 't going to marry her and she couldn 't bear the fact she would have to lose someone all over again, putting her in the mindset that she had to find a way to be able to keep him forever. Homer Barron had been seen entering the home of Miss Emily but never seen leaving. As the story goes on, Miss Emily passes away at seventy-four. Faulkner ends his story with the way he opened it, with Miss Emily 's funeral.
Emily knew there would be consequences to her actions, so she hid in her house for forty years after the fact she killed him. In personal belief, when everyone noticed that Homer had not been see after the last time entering Emily’s house, law should have stepped in and checked Emily’s home for anything that could lead them to Homer. Emily Grierson is guilty for the murder of Homer Barron. The People of Jefferson, Mississippi tried to use the excuse that Emily was just insane. If everyone in the town believed this then more actions should have been taken, and Emily should have been hospitalized for her problem.