Diagnosing a mental illness is often a challenging task, and one that implies a great deal of responsibility on the part of the mental health professional who assesses the patient and determines the diagnosis American Psychiatric Association 5. Miss Emily, the main character of this story, lives for many years as a recluse; she withdraws from her community to live in seclusion. Miss Emily decompensated because she was unable to develop healthy and adaptive coping and defense mechanisms. For this reason, his action only resulted making her thirst for a love. Emily is an inert character since; her personalities which include being silent, brutal and even crazy do not change all through the story. Emily As the main character, Emily Grierson is shadowy and mysterious in the minds of the citizens in her town. Faulkner uses subtle clues from diction and description as well as obvious….
Had she lived in a more evolved society, the death of her abusive father could have meant freedom. The author wrote this story as a literary genius. Later in his career, the Snopes family becomes the subject of three different novels and many short stories. What is found in the decay of her home sheds light on the old adage, 'Do we really know our neighbors? The lovers ignore the gossip of the town until Emily's two female cousins from Alabama arrive. The only thing worse than the overpowering stench of decomposing flesh coupled with the disappearance of a local figure is insinuating that a lady smell like anything but roses. He is investigating the crime of the bank robbery, which happened the same night, and in order to prevent him from sharing the letters with anyone, Narcissa sleeps with him in Memphis. If you look back on her life and how everyone in town abandoned her, you really have strong feelings for her.
But Miss Emily is not as frozen in the past as she first appears to be: after all, she becomes romantically involved with a laborer from the North named Homer Barron—despite the Southern social convention that women of genteel heritage not marry men of a lower class, especially men from the North. A eccentric recluse, Emily is a mysterious figure who changes from a vibrant and hopeful young girl to a cloistered and secretive old woman. Emily Grierson, the chief character of the narrative, first gives the reader notion of acting brutal and even crazy. Ultimately, it's up to you to pass judgment on Miss Emily. Eventually, she dies lonely and miserably aged seventy-four and the townspeople turn up to her burial curious to uncover the secrets she had hid throughout her life. When orphaned at a young age, she becomes depressed. Grierson He is the father to Emily and the author portrays him as a very controlling and domineering person even in death.
He makes himself the central figure in Emily's life, chasing away her suitors with a horsewhip and exerting his influence over every aspect of their home - something that does not ebb after his death. But within a year, he is voted out of his command because of his arrogance and intolerance. By living such a secluded and controlled life it set her up for the happenings in her future. Grierson though his successors seek to overturn his decision. .
At culture of Emily is the fist time the people was prohibited. He tries to squeeze his feet into the shoes with the red heels that his father brought back from Paris, to conform to European ways, but they don't fit. These choices culminated with her interest in Homer Barron, the Yankee foreman of the construction company hired to pave the town's sidewalks, and how she 'preserved' his love by poisoning him. The creation of this mythological county is one of modern literature's greatest feats. Miss Emily was from a family of great stature and wealth in their small Southern community, and Miss Emily had always been burdened with the great expectations that others had of her. She has no friends and no suitors. There is an extreme level of suspense that leaves you wanting 928 Words 4 Pages Miss Emily Up Close In the short story of A Rose for Emily, the main character illustrates a disturbed individual that doesn't want to separate herself from a deceased loved one.
As the story develops, Emily Grierson goes from being a beautiful rose to becoming an isolated, sneaky, lonely but psychotic character. Emily gets her sense of security through isolation. All her life it seems that she was raised at a standard that was above the rest. That is the pint in the story where things really change. Grierson, her suitor Homer Barron, Emily's long-time servant Tobe, and the townspeople of Jefferson, including Colonel Sartoris and Judge Stevens, both former mayors of Jefferson.
Soon after, Homer comes home one day, and never leaves again. People thought that she had a strong personality because she dominated the neighbors. 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. Skull and Bones An elite secret society at Yale University. She becomes infatuated with Major Saucier Weddel, and sends Hule to ask him if they can run away to Mississippi with him. The Townspeople The townspeople of Jefferson spend a great deal of time speculating about Emily Grierson and the state of her life and home.
This imagery shows him as the type that was never the kind to show fatherly affection, a stern man, something which might explain Emily's failure at interacting with those around her. There are two other episodes that are equally telling. Perhaps one of you can gain access to the city records and satisfy yourselves. He is assumed to be privy to all of her secrets and probably knows what she did to Homer Barron. She clings to the old ways even as she tries to break free. These is the time when miss Emily started the negation of the change in the world. However, the similarity of both stories lies within the characters.
When Homer told Emily that he must move on she found herself on the verge of loneliness once again. When the upstairs room is opened at the end of the story, his decomposing body is found lying on the bed. Also, though the most blatant, it may not be the only instance which the narrator hints at his homosexual lifestyle. We know little of Homer Barron before he moves to the town, we do know, however, that he is the exact opposite of Emily. What did appear in 1929 was a heavily edited and much shorter version of Flags in the Dust, renamed Sartoris to emphasize the importance of one of the county's major families, the Sartorises. It is possible, however, that considering the nature of the topic, and also the possibility that the narrator was only reiterating rumors, the narrator thought it better to only hint at it, than to outright make such a claim. She did that for three days… We did not say she was crazy then.