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.
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.
Her father believed that no one would ever be good enough for his daughter, and thus he turned away all the men that asked for Emily's hand. So, Emily had only her father to protect and take care of her, and now that he is dead, she found herself all alone. She doesn't have anyone to protect her, and furthermore, she's left with no money, but for the house that she lived in. At this turning point in Emily's life, the townspeople turn their back on her, for her suffering seems to give them pleasure, since now "she had become humanized" (31). The difficult t... ... middle of paper ... ...rom the Negro" (34), and so they had no idea about what was going on in Emily's life.
Marriage, it can be a blessing or a curse. In Susan Glaspell's Play Trifles, Mr.Wright is found dead in his house and his wife is going to jail for murder, but two women in the play find out what has really happened secretly while their husbands have no idea what had actually happened. Most readers would agree that Mrs. Wright murdered her husband just because he murdered her bird. Although she really murdered him because he neglected to pay attention to her which led her to feel isolated, emotional abuse which has led her to feel depressed, and finally he killed her only last chance at hope, the bird. This is important because it shows how Mr. Wright treated his wife which he is supposed to love, very terribly which led her to kill him.
Her unyielding behavior is also evident when she refuses to accept the death of her father, whom she was very attached to. He was very strict with his daughter, thus becoming the only man in her life, up until Homer Barron, who was Emily’s lover for quite some time. The town use to make up stories of their relationship, not really certain of what was, in truth, happening between them. In fact, they use to make up their own assumptions of Emily, making her out to have a spotless image, which was later conflicted when they finally got a bona fide view of her life. Nevertheless, later in... ... middle of paper ... ...proves that Emily was insane.
As a result, she had no friends to help her cope, and her only close family had died. She blamed her father for leaving her alone, which is why, when Homer Barron showed some interest in her, she was able to move on from her father and obsess about him. I think that the majority of people would agree that keeping a dead body in your house would indicate some type of mental
It is not said in the story, but it is assumed that Miss Emily's mother is deceased or no longer around. The reader is left with the impression that her father was uncaring, abusive, and arrogant. Apparently he kept Miss Emily hidden from fitting suitors and did not let her make a life of her own. After her fathers death, Miss Emily was emotional unstable. For three days after her father died, she refused to acknowledge his death.
She could not date anybody, her father passed away, she met a soon to be great guy, poisoned him, and end up being alone. The story began when Miss Emily Grierson’s father passed away. Miss Emily’s father was a very difficult person to do deal with. He was difficult because he seemed hard to get along with. He never seemed like he would be a person that could be pleased easily.
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 ...
Emily had a hard life. Everything that she loved left her. Her father probably impressed upon her that every man she met was no good for her. The townspeople even state “when her father died, it got about that the house was all that was left to her; and in a way, people were glad…being left alone…She had become humanized” (219). This sounds as if her father’s death was sort of liberation for Emily.