Character Analysis of Emily Rose in ' a Rose for Emily'

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The character Emily Rose in "A Rose for Emily" is considered a static character because; her traits throughout the story do not change. In the story she is deemed as quiet, inhuman and, even mad. However, through further inspection; there are characteristics displayed throughout the story that can possibly prove that Emily was a dynamic character. Throughout the piece Emily changes both mentally, socially and physically.
Miss Emily, the main character of this story, lives for many years as a recluse; she withdraws from her community to live in seclusion. "No visitor had passed since she ceased giving china-painting lessons eight or ten years earlier."(pg.31) Faulkner characterizes Miss Emily's attempt to remove herself from society
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A reader of this short story would never have thought of Emily as being a killer; but, her desire for love and companionship drove her to murder Homer Baron.
Secondly, Emily Rose changes socially in the story. In the beginning of the piece Emily is described as being a recluse towards the townspeople. (pg. 32). Emily's father did not like loneliness; therefore he kept her beside him until his death. This fear of being alone was transmitted to Emily, who first would try to keep
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