She eventually gave her father’s body away for burial after breaking down when everyone kept calling her and convincing her to give up her father’s body for burial. ... ... middle of paper ... ...ss Emily did want him all to herself. When Miss Emily bough poison, which she planned to use to kill Homer, many of the townspeople fear the poison was actually for her to kill herself. So one night when Homer was at Miss Emily’s house, she killed him. Quite strange she would kill him if she really loved him, a reason she killed him was maybe so she could always keep him by her side and he wouldn’t leave her.
After learning that he is gay and wants to leave, Emily decides to murder him. Faulkner makes it clear that Miss Emily has lost her sense of love, and her conscience when she kills Homer Barron to keep him forever. During her early life, Miss Emily lives with her father, and he turns away every suitor that was not fit for his daughter. Due to his actions, Emily does not learn how to love another person and never quite figures it out. Hindered by her father’s over protectiveness, Emily does not know how to cope with the emotional hurdles that she approaches, later in life.
She turns to Freud’s defence mechanisms as methods of enduring the agony that she faces, which subsequently lead to her alienation. The defences become a habit for Abigail, and she is portrayed as a selfish person during her affair with the detective investigating Susie’s death, and later on when she decides to leave her family for eight years to take care of her. In the end, she recognizes her faults and her mistakes and moves back home to amend her neglect for her family. Abigail is able to let go of Susie and let go of the childish desires that caused her to walk away, confronting the negative results of her dependence upon Freud’s defence mechanism.
In the short story, A Rose For Emily, by William Faulkner, a woman is ultimately overcome by grief and in turn loses all conception of reality, becoming lost in her own world that is fading with her. Miss Emily’s erratic behavior first surfaced after her father’s death. Possibly brought on by grief, but better explained as insanity, Miss Emily denied her fathers death for three days. When Mr. Grierson died it left Emily alone and substantially aided in her deterioration. Because of her fathers possessive nature no man came close to courting her, and so she was left to confide to herself becoming alienated from the rest of the town.
So when Homer Barron came along she had these very strong feeling overcome her and killed him. Although she killed him, she left him by her side and let his body rot over time on her bedside. This sickness or (necrophilia) that she had, was noted when her father first died. Emily the main character of “A Rose for Emily” has a mental illness named necrophilia, which in fact doesn’t allow her to see the reality of her father’s death. Due to her father’s decisions he stopped her from meeting any guys.
It brings the following terror, she kills Homer, the unmarried man. Poor Emily cannot bear separation any longer, so she upgrades her action of escaping the truth, leading Homer's death to keep his body like exactly what had happened when her father died. Besides, she sleeps next to him, it shows
When Emily’s father died, she refused to accept her father’s death, and kept the body in her house for three days until she gave it away to the representatives for burial. In the next generation, Miss Emily was dissatisfied with the modern culture because she was obligated to pay her taxes that were exempted from her by Colonel Sartoris. Furthermore, the townspeople complained about Emily’s reeking house. She eventually meets and has a light-hearted relationship with Homer Barron. However, she soon discovers Homer does not want a serious relationship with her, so Emily purchases rat poison to kill Homer.
Louise Gluck’s, “Gretel in darkness” is a haunting poem about the horrors the speaker, Gretel, faces and tries so hard to forget. The poem takes place after the witch’s death and Gretel has saved her brother and herself from her torment. Everything should be fine, Gretel says, “This is the world we wanted. All who would have seen us dead are dead.” This is suggestive of a dream that is achieved and portraying a character that is full of urgency, bitterness and violence. This contradicts with the title, “in darkness”, giving it an ironic tone.
The narrator goes on to show that Emily provided no suitable need for the poison but was sold it illegally. The story is summed up with the entire town learning of the murder of Homer and finding the grey hair of Emily next to him. This leads to the symbolic ending of the story by showing that Emily had been sleeping with the dead body up until her unending sleep. Most importantly, the hair was strategically placed at the end of the story leaving the reader room to manipulate Emily’s character. Although different motives for committing the murder may surface, it can still be inferred that her poor mental state was the quintessential factor shown by all of the foreshadowing and symbolism leading up to that
In “This is My Letter to the World,” Dickinson shows her true seclusion from the world by observations and her disappointed love affairs. There were many indications within the poem that would suggest of her despair after her lovers and friends stopped writing, her only means of communication with the outside world (Ferlazzo 125). “Because I Could Not Stop for Death” and “I Felt a Funeral in My Brain” show her opposing views of death based upon her parents’ deaths, her father’s peacefully, and her mother’s sudden and harsh. Her religious standpoint lies in “Because I Could Not Stop for Death,” having the suitor symbolize God (Knapp 92). “There’s a Certain Slant of Light” exhibits similar views using strongly opposing words to show her contradiction of her views (Ferlazzo 116).