Mr. Hale makes the comment, “-Well, women are used to worrying over trifles.” (pp. 945) At one point Mrs. Hale mentions that the Wright home never seemed to be a cheerful place. ... ... middle of paper ... ...t allow her freedom and friendships and may have payed for it with his life. Mrs. Peters and Mrs. Hale, knowing and understanding the desperation and alienation that this housewife felt, found the proof of a motive for the murder, despite the taunting and teasing from the men who were suppose to be the ones looking for the evidence. The false ideas that these men had towards all of the females ended up hurting them and keeping them from the truth.
Whatever Mr. Grierson said goes, and Emily had to abide by his authority as long as she lived. There are in fact a lot of parents that can be overbearing and wanting their children to... ... middle of paper ... ...early, the people in the town of Jefferson, Mississippi were probably okay with this tragedy happening since she did not receive much of a punishment for what she did. Whether if something like this happened in the past or present day, Emily Grierson harmed herself mainly. “Poor Emily” was not used because the community felt sorry for her loneliness, they only was judging and doubting her for who she loved. Emily wanted to be accepted and wanted to be loved, but the community she lived in was tough and strict on what they believed was right.
Emily did not have the confidence, or maybe self-esteem and self-worth, to believe that she could stand alone and succeed at life especially in the face of changing times. She had always been ruled by, and depended on her father, Tobe and Homer Barron to protect, defend and act for herself. Life can be sad or it can be very tragic, some of it we make ourselves and some of it is being done to us. Emily had a hard life because everything that she loved have had left her. After her father?s death she could select men of her choice and liking, he couldn?t chase them off any more, but she did not know how to date, how to show gentle and womanly expressions after all those years of her father?s actions.
Hedda’s relationship with all three men ultimately created a life she was unhappy with thus leading her closer to her death. Her husband, who is suppose to the love of a young wives life meant nothing to Hedda. She treated Tesman as if he was her servant and used him to get whatever she wanted. But her selfishness came back to bite her because she felt completely condemned to life with Tesman which was boring and uneventful. Lovborg was the closest to loving a man who wasn't her father Hedda ever had but she pushed him away and ultimately helped Lovborg’s death arrive sooner then intended by giving him her pistol.
She hated the domesticated life, standing by the usual gender roles of that the mother stays home and takes care of her children while the man is out working. Which is how their household functions, and she didn’t feel that Ewan could understand that because he... ... middle of paper ... ...seen Lily for who she had been, only for who she wanted her to be and seen every story from the positive side. “To idolize anyone is the worst thing one can do, because then they are lost to us.” (p.40 l. 32). Until the moment where her child was missing she idealized Lily, and therefore Lily was lost until then. After that Dorothy could get perspective on it all.
Miss Emily Grierson isolated herself from a society that would not accept her for who she was. She was viewed as someone to be pitied and scorned. Everyone deserves a rose in life, and yet Miss Emily was denied her rose from everyone that ever came into contact with her. Her father, the townspeople, and even Homer Barron denied her love. Miss Emily found her rose and she would not accept the loss of love.
It wasn’t right of her mother to ask her daughter to sacrifice herself. We know that Eveline will always be haunted by that promise, but we didn’t expect her to give up her life for this. We certainly know that Eveline wanted to leave her abusive, bad-tempered, heavy drunken father. Her father was taken advantage of his daughter’s promise, and that promise forcing her to keep the house for her father. He had so frightened her with threats of beating her.
Mrs. Mallard was unhappy with her life, she felt as if she didn’t have to let anyone know how she felt. A lot of family members had to care for her because of her heart condition; everyone thought that she would take it really hard, when she received the news about her husband. The reason why Mr. Mallard would work hard was all for Mrs. Mallard. In a way Mrs. Mallard was ungrateful for not thanking Mr. Mallard for what he had done for her.
The death of her father and the shattered relationship with her sweetheart contributed to her seclusion. Though her father was responsible for her becoming a recluse, her pride also contributed to her seclusion. "None of the young men were quite good enough for Miss Emily and such" (225). Faulkner uses the feelings of other characters to show Miss Emily's pride. Her pride has kept her from socializing with other members of the community thus reinforcing her solitary.
In the story, Faulkner presents us with a sad tale of a lonely woman, who is only met with disappointment and grief in her search for love. Emily was a lonely woman. Miss Emily came from a powerful family. She had experienced a controlling love from her father. That love only demanded that she abide by his rules and his expectation of her in his lifetime.