Essay On A Rose For Emily

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As the dead body laid on the bed, Emily’s friends and family they never really understood her. “A Rose for Emily” was full of emotions some which were depression, and anxiety. All these emotions in the story make Emily Grierson seem like she is suffering from a mental illness. After a long and traumatic life lacking love and embrace of a man, it is evident that she is in an enormous amount of internal pain. The men who were in her life were either dead or they left her. Emily experienced many life-changing moments in her life. These experiences forcing her to change and adapt to her new situations also, causing her to make deranged decisions. In William Faulkner's, “A Rose for Emily” exemplifies a lack of love and loss of important people…show more content…
It became worse when Emily’s father died. By that time, it was too late for a lot of things like marriage and dating to happen in her life. Emily did not know how to cope with the death of her father which lead to some demented decisions. Miss Emily changed significantly after her father died. “When we saw her again, her hair was cut short, making her look like a girl, with a vague resemblance to those angels in colored church windows--sort of tragic and serene”(Section 3, Paragraph 1). She was taking the death of the only person important to her very hard. She did not have anyone to turn to after. Her family was ready for her to die. The town people were scared to say anything to her. After the death of the most important person in her life, she found herself with no one to turn to, and her own family wishing for her departure from the world. Shortly after the death of her father, Homer Barron came from the North and was immediately attracted to Emily. Homer started to show Emily friendship and compassion. She tried to make Homer the new important man in her life. Emily’s actions were anything but precious. Emily shows how mentally unstable she is when Homer Barron, a simple northern construction worker, tries to show her basic friendship Emily mistakes this for something more and takes it to a new level. Emily does not know how to handle a simple friendship. People knew Homer liked

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