Emily Dialectical Journal

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This short story was quite interesting to me. I wondered what was happening many times. One thing I learned about the human condition while reading this was that love can change you. Emily was hurt when this man didn’t want to be with her anymore, and she wasn’t sure how to cope with hurting. Emily decided to kill this man. I believe she didn’t know how else to keep him in her life. “I want some poison.” She said to the druggist. (pg. 43) This woman was extremely adamant about getting the poison. We soon learn that she killed Homer Barron, and slept with his body for over 30 years. Emily’s father left her, and she felt that she could not cope with another man leaving her. The story finally made sense to me. She was so sad for so long. I don’t
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