As though, if she wanted to be happy she was going to have to fight for her right. She repeats that Colonel Sartoris has told her she has no taxes in Jefferson, though the Colonel had been dead for almost a decade. With her growing interests in Homer Barron, so did the pitiful remarks that the townspeople. There is no explanation provided right away, but later the reader can assume that it was used to poison Homer Barron, Miss Emily's sweetheart. Except now, with Homer Barron rotting away upstairs, there are two men that haunt her. They were then promptly escorted out by Tobe, the household manservant.
Simile is used to imply a macabre tone. When Emily is forced to part with her father's body she sets off to find his replacement. Again, Miss Emily was faced with the fact that she would be alone, in mind but not in body and soul. Miss Emily is a truly tragic figure, but one who we only see from the outside. He knows it's much more powerful to write a deeply complex character—one who's equal parts homicidal maniac and abused captive—than it is to write either a straightforward saint or demon. Homer Barron had no control over what she did and when she did it with him.
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. Emily chooses a lover that resembles her father in many ways; Homer is big, strong, outspoken, and domineering. William Cuthbert Faulkner, born September 25, 1897 in New Albany, Mississippi lived a successful 65 year, dying July 6, 1962 in Byhalia, Mississippi Padgett n. Borne into a family of great wealth with a well pronounced rich lineage; a duty of any woman of her age was supposed to follow, was expected to be followed and with exact precision. Logic would say that something was wrong.
Even when she has a flirtation with Homer Barron, everyone seems dismayed—it's not enough that Miss Emily marry, she has to marry a dude who's a well off as her. The imprint of a head in the dust suggests that she might have lain there in the not so distant past. But yet, it almost seems that to show the town that even though she was the last Grierson, she was going to keep her head up high and act like a true noble woman, which was getting what she wanted. On the hopeful side, there is some possibility that Emily was able to turn to her art as a source of comfort and for something to do. Since she fails to marry, she's plunged into poverty.
None of the young men were quite good enough for Miss Emily and such. We might think of her as weak, or as unwilling to take a stand against her father in life. At first glance, Emily seems like a lonely woman with little self-confidence and low self-esteem that seems to stem from her upbringing by her father. Her fear of losing the only person she had all her life had come to a tragic end. They broke into the room to confirm what had probably become common knowledge over the years.
Her skeleton was small and spare; perhaps that was why what would have been merely plumpness in another was obesity in her. Due to this attitude of Miss Emily's father, Miss Emily was not able to develop any real relationship with anyone else, but it was like her world revolved around her father. Surprisingly she accepted his advances and sooner than you know it they were going out on the town frequently. When Emily proposed Homer Barron for marriage, Homer refuses to marry Emily, as he did not wanted to overtaken by time and become dull as Emily would have wished. He had no idea that there was poison in the wine he was drinking and that, that would be the last time he would be with anyone else. So to recap: Miss Emily is kept in isolation by an abusive father, kept out of the workforce and indoors by a restrictive society, pushed away from marrying a poorer man by her relatives and the townsfolk, and then passively encouraged to kill herself. When Miss Emily goes to the pharmacy to buy poison, she is described as lacking in affect and appears to be paranoid, withholding information from the pharmacist about the reason for her request.
In fact, it's suggested that Miss Emily's father is so abusive that Miss Emily develops Stockholm Syndrome. There was no surprise at this point that no one saw Miss Emily again for some time. The prestige had fallen through the years, as time goes by many things change, but not to Miss Emily. She held on to the body for three days inside the home. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1987. At this point, Miss Emily is totally unable to relate to other people in an appropriate manner.
Frustration Stage The Minister, the Cousins, and Other Meddlers For the tragic hero in this stage, things start to go wrong. The Colonel had passed by this time also, and there was only Tobe who took care of her. Other articles in the related to this topic include : and Works Cited American Psychiatric Association. The townspeople respect Miss Emily as a kind of living monument to their glorified but lost pre-Civil War Southern past, but are therefore also highly judgmental and gossipy about her, sometimes hypocritically. Colonel Sartoris' decided to allow her to be waived from taxes after the death of her father.
Emily and her father were extremely close. When her father passed away, it was a devastating loss for Miss Emily. She let it go on like nothing ever took place, the smell was so strong that Tobe had to work around the house covering his nose all the time. Initially, the townspeople are happy to know that Emily is dating Homer. The story begins with a recounting of when Grierson died, and how the whole town went to her funeral. She had the glass of wine ready for Homer. She had not even given an explanation as to why she needed the poison, she simply asked for arsenic, and had a stare down with the druggist until he conceded.
Emily seems to be, for the first time, taking control of her own life, despite what other people think. In this case, the town is vicious and interfering, and will not let Emily have her little bit of happiness. She shows this flat affect throughout the story in many instances. This enticing tale unfolds as a mystery, which unravels as the story goes back in time. Once again she was confined to her home and did not let anyone in. There had to be some kind of neglect by her father because he made her lived such a sheltered life.