A Rose For Emily
As we get to know Miss Emily through the eyes of others,
through your own words and actions and through the time and place,
her motive becomes clear to us. Miss Emily was very lonely, And
what made it worse was that the whole town knew why.
After her “sweetheart deserted her” it made it seem as if things
were just getting worse and worse for Miss Emily. She never again
left her house and her young petite frame was offset by an unnatural
obesity and her head full of gray hair. Complaints were set in by her
neighbors about the horrible smell that lingered around Miss Emily’s
property . And the worst thing was, she was living alone, without
lover, friend or family.
“We remembered all the young men her father had driven
away.” She resented him for it. I think her father added on to the
chance of her being depressed and led her to the life she ended up
living. If she had a lover or at least a friend, she wouldn’t have been
living such a lonely life filled with such agony and reserve.
Miss Emily’s loneliness didn’t affect anybody in any way but
really only gave something for the people in town to gossip about.
Her way of being stubborn, selfish, and ignorant were upon her own
being. But her loneliness was blamed.
Miss Emily’s acrid behavior never had to beg to show. When
the people showed up at Miss Emily’s house with no inform, “she did
not ask them to sit.” She felt violated that someone would enter her
house like they were welcome. Her not asking them to sit shows
much of her personality. She didn’t want them there and showing
them how she was felt wasn’t all that unacceptable.
When Miss Emily went to the drug store to buy poison, most of
her behavior was analyzed. The way she persuaded the druggist to
give her arsenic was uncommon. She first asked for poison then
knew exactly what she wanted. And without a doubt Miss Emily gets...