When he finally died, Emily was still unmarried and with nothing more than a house. Emily Grierson - The object of fascination in the story. But, perhaps there is a little Emily in all of us. Miss Emily was seen in buggy on Sunday afternoons with Homer Barron. Meaning that the writing in A Rose for Emily contains multiple writing styles gelled together, which perfectly reflects the twisted story being told about Miss Emily Grierson.
But the law requires you to tell what you are going to use it for. Emily Grierson, referred to as Miss Emily throughout the story, is the main character of 'A Rose for Emily,' written by William Faulkner. Thus, Emily poisons Homer Barron and killed him and kept him forever with her. Her eyes, lost in the fatty ridges of her face, looked like two small pieces of coal pressed into a lump of dough as they moved from one face to another while the visitors stated their errand. She looked bloated, like a body long submerged in motionless water, and of that pallid hue. Emily has been so lonely that she simply could not allow Homer Barron to leave her, so she has poisoned him and kept his body in her house for years.
From all evidence, he controlled her completely until his death, and even. The mystery of many unanswered questions all came out following her death. We might think of her as weak, or as unwilling to take a stand against her father in life. In a broader sense, the term also describes a powerful desire to control another, usually in the context of a romantic or deeply personal relationship. Read an Homer Barron - A foreman from the North. By using third person we only get a judgmental view where we can only draw conclusions. This theory also disguises her behavior after his death, when she tried desperately to shed the image of dutiful daughter, and, probably for the first time, at thirty-something, pursued her own desires for love and sex.
When the next generation, with its more modern ideas, became mayors and aldermen, this arrangement created some little dissatisfaction. When they can't stop her from dating Homer themselves, they sick the cousins on her. Emily enforces her own sense of law and conduct, such as when she refuses to pay her taxes or state her purpose for buying the poison. When Emily dies, the entire town goes to her elaborate funeral. We had long thought of them as a tableau, Miss Emily a slender figure in white in the background, her father a spraddled silhouette in the foreground, his back to her and clutching a horsewhip, the two of them framed by the back-flung front door.
She rides around with Homer in the buggy, not caring what anyone thinks. The main character, Emily, dies. February came, and there was no reply. It smelled of dust and disuse- a close, dank small. None of the members of the community truly care for her. This is also the view of the Board of Aldermen and of the confederate soldiers, who still believe in the power and shining of the South, which existed before the Civil War.
Also, when Emily was frowned…. The townspeople finding the grotesque tableau of his body, covered in the dust of Emily's house, with her pillow indentation and her gray hair beside him, is symbolic of Emily's final control over her surroundings and her life in Jefferson. After purchasing the arsenic the townspeople thought she was going to kill herself, but being the misunderstood character that she is, Miss Emily has other plans. All Miss Emily needed was someone to care for her as all women did in her time. Faulkner's ability to keep the audience reading until the last words of the story shows his great skill as a writer.
The last member of a proud antebellum family - and the last owner of a rapidly deteriorating antebellum mansion - has finally passed on. She is repeatedly called a n idol because she's the only one that is left and is continuously fighting for the rights of black women. Now and then we would see her at a window for a moment, as the men did that night when they sprinkled the lime, but for almost six months she did not appear on the streets. A few of the ladies had the temerity to call, but were not received, and the only sign of life about the place was the Negro man--a young man then--going in and out with a market basket. A week later the mayor wrote her himself, offering to call or to send his car for her, and received in reply a note on paper of an archaic shape, in a thin, flowing calligraphy in faded ink, to the effect that she no longer went out at all. At the end of Act Three, the story is resolved. An example would be when we she went to the store to buy some poison, she wanted the strongest poison the owner had to offer which was arsenic, a type of rat poison.
Miss Emily Grierson is a static character that is locked in her past life. He would never divulge what happened during that interview, but he refused to go back again. Then, it comes to this strange little story about taxes. This scene foreshadows the grisly discovery at the end of the story. Instead, they make excuses for the foul odor coming from her home. The town had just let the contracts for paving the sidewalks, and in the summer after her father's death they began the work.
Homer is a large man with a dark complexion, a booming voice, and light-colored eyes. It smelled of dust and disuse--a close, dank smell. But garages and cotton gins had encroached and obliterated even the august names of that neighbourhood; only Miss Emily's house was left, lifting its stubborn and coquettish decay above the cotton wagons and the gasoline pumps--an eyesore among eyesores. The Negro delivery boy brought her the package; the druggist didn't come back. When her father died, it took three days and the intervention of the people of Jefferson for her to give up the body because she refused to believe he was dead. During the next few years it grew grayer and grayer until it attained an even pepper-and-salt iron-gray, when it ceased turning. Faulkner adapted his concept of time from the philosopher Henry Bergson, who thought that time is a continuous flowing stream, carrying memories from the past, and.
When people would come to visit Emily to empathize with her for her loss, she showed no grief. The town is in suspense over whether they are married, soon will be, or never will be. We learned that Miss Emily had been to the jeweler's and ordered a man's toilet set in silver, with the letters H. Faulkner does an excellent job at linking society, death, and insanity in his macabre southern gothic tale of Emily Grierson, a woman who was not right in the head. This is one of the many examples of how Emily thinks she is somehow above the law and should not be questioned for her actions.