The Analysis of Miss Emily Grierson “A Rose for Emily”
In William Faulkner’s “A Rose for Emily,” Emily Grierson was a white woman who lived in a little town called Jefferson in the state of Mississippi. The story began in 1894. Emily was a ghost to the world and everything she did was out of insanity, she went through many different hardships of life.
Miss Emily spent most of her life in her house. She had a loyal Negro servant Tobe, which was her only companion after her father passed away. She had no friends and family. Everything that she loved left her. She looked like a dead body, became obese with iron grey hair, and always wore black. Her father, who passed away deprived her of a husband and chased off young men when they would want to take her out. Emily was introvert, mad, and never associated with the outside world until she met Homer Barron. She then was seen on the streets driving around Sunday after Sunday in a yellow buggy with Homer Barron. After her death at age seventy-four, the whole town went to her funeral because of what she represented, the most respected family.
Colonel Sartoris helped Miss Emily save her home. He said her father left money so she didn’t have to pay taxes because she wouldn’t take charity. He did this because her father was good to the town and they wanted to repay him by helping out his daughter. However, later on, the deputation came to her house
asking her to pay her taxes. She wrote back and closed the tax notice. Her affair with Homer Barron who didn’t love her but used her started making her feel like he was going to leave her. She went to the druggist and demanded arsenic. She was questioned by state law to say what it is for, and she just stared with no answer. The town then started to gossip and thought she would kill herself. They thought it would be for the best because of her affair. Later, she murdered Homer Barren when she began to fear he may leave her. Above legal and social laws, Emily...