“None of the young men were quite good enough for Miss Emily and such. We had long thought of them as a tableau.” As most little girl’s do, Miss Emily idolized her father, and held him in high regard, even though he was a strong and forbidding man, who did not allow her to experience life. Miss Emily’s father “robbed” her of her ... ... middle of paper ... ...ad ever come to her, including her self-esteem, and the ability to conform to her father’s and society’s wishes. She isolated herself so that she could be who she was. Miss Emily Grierson isolated herself from a society that would not accept her for who she was.
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.
He was unlike his father who used his past as an excuse for his behavior. Since Huck had no mother and his father was pretty much out of the picture, Huck spent most of his life with the Widow Douglas. The Wi... ... middle of paper ... ...me. Tom’s aunt and uncle thanked Jim for helping Tom and gave him anything he wanted. Tom’s Aunt Sally offered to adopt Huck, but Huck” [thought] it was time for him to head for the territory ahead of the rest because he knew she wanted to … sivilize [him], and he couldn’t stand it.
She was brought up thinking that nobody was good enough for her. Her father had even shunned away his own family. Emily was turned into quite an odd character due to this type of upbringing. Emily’s love was controlled by her father, a man that was respected and of high class in the community. After her father passed away, Emily tried to act as if it never happened, and she was actually going to keep her father in the house.
Another instance that seemed to be controlling on the part of the father was that no one was ever good enough for his daughter, Miss Emily. Mr. Grierson was always running off the young men that would come around the house to see Miss Emily. Miss Emily’s father never even tried to see if any of the young men were of any interest to Miss Emily. The story also states that the Griersons thought that they were better than the other people in the town. The fact that Miss Emily’s father was a controlling man was one of the main, but not only, motivations for the way that Miss Emily acted and reacted to the public.
She continues to function like a regular human being, but she did not have all the mechanical equipment she needs to move forward in her life. Emily’s father has shown a lot of domination over his daughter’s life and this could have been the reason for her not being as close to anyone within the community. According to the critics, “To protect her, he must turn (trope) against her, leaving her untouched and inviolate” (Arensberg and Schyfter 127). This means Mr. Grierson has to be tough with his daughter but not bring any harm to his daughter. Emily would carry this behavior into her adulthood leaving her to show no signs of empathy towards another individual.
As generations passed you could clearly see that the town was undergoing a great change, in which Emily was not ready for. As a child, Emily seemed to grew up in the lap of luxury, her father took great care of her, and wanted the best for his only daughter. Though his love was great, he seemed almost as a tyrant of Emily’s life. He controlled everything she did, felt no man was a good suitor for Emily, and probably allowed her no friendships. The Giersons were cut from a different clothe, and her father wanted to make sure that everyone in town knew this.
Her father had given the town folks a large amount of money which caused Emily and her father to feel superior to others. “Grierson’s held themselves a little too high for what they really were” (Faulkner). Emily’s attitude had developed as a stuck-up and stubborn girl and her father was to blame for this attitude. Emily was a normal girl with aspirations of growing up and finding a mate that she could soon marry and start a family, but this was all impossible because of her father. The father believed that, “none of the younger man were quite good enough for Miss Emily,” because of this Miss Emily was alone.
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.
She secretly envied the Greenleafs’ sons, but she would never dare admit such a thing. They served in the military and were honored, got married, and even now helped their parents with their duties. This is in stark dissimilarity to her own sons, one of which had these feelings about the matter: “He hated the country and he hated the life he lived; he hated living with his mother and his idiot brother and he hated hearing about the damn dairy and the damn help and the damn broken machinery.” Furthermore they do not respect their mother’s contributions or really care much for her, evident by their last words with her. They did not share the same level of regard for the values that Mrs. May held so close to. As for her, she was much too proud to think that her sons could be failures, and refused to accept the facts of her own life, and that really was her downfall; the bull just finished the