Society was also obsessed with the idea that all women should marry and become the property of her husband. Miss Emily was born into a family, the Griersons, that were very established in the community. Refusing to have metallic numbers affixed to the side of her house when the town receives modern mail service, she is out of touch with the reality that constantly threatens to break through her carefully sealed perimeters. The past is not a faint glimmer but an ever-present, idealized realm. Even though southern society is not something that everyone can identify, A Rose for Emily makes the reader evaluate the society in which they live. The climax of the story takes place in part three, when Emily decides to buy arsenic from the local pharmacy.
Emily attempts to exert power over death by denying the fact of death itself. Because of this foreshadowing, a reader This description of Emily's hair is important, because one of Emily's hairs will be found next to Homer's body, and it also shows how Emily is decaying like the house and items inside. The setting and time period was explored by Faulkner as one who lived in the culture. She and the other black servants are expected to be at their beck and call to clean and do laundry; they are kept a part of the poor class because of their race. The tension between the town society and Emily is a main reason for her recluse and insanity. She lets the town think that they.
A Rose of Emily was a story told in the south. 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. Authors often use symbolism to add depth and communicate a deeper idea because they want their readers to think about what the symbol presented represents. The words of the Indians in the hallway in the first scene are ironic, since they represent the ideas of the white people. The old south judged everyone by his or her social class and rank. Eventually there was a strange odor that emanated from Emily's house. After Emily was buried, the townspeople broke into her house to see the vestiges of her life.
Pity is essential, for the role to be tragic. The people of the town knew that there was one room in that region above the stairs that most likely held a tragic secret. We believed she had to do that. Also, out of respect for Emily's deceased and well-regarded father, the county made Emily exempt from paying town taxes. Homer Barron one of the major character besides Emily is a foreman from the North. Symbolism is the integral factor involved in understanding the theme.
Colonel Sartoris has been dead for almost ten years. Part one also reveals part of the reason Emily died alone: Emily's father had turned down most of Emily's suitors. When an unbearable stench emanated from her property, the men sprinkled lime around the property to contain the smell but asked no questions out of respect for Miss Emily. She was a woman without a man to take care of her, which was an obsession of society. She was said to be the last Greirson in this southern community.
He told her that her father had lent the town some money and because of it in a way of paying her. Since she is eccentric and reclusive, the residents easily tittle-tattle about the woman they know very little about. The men represent the pity people in the town felt for her, while the women express the coldness towards Emily. With the literal meaning of Faulkner's story implies many different conclusions, it is primarily the psychological and symbolic aspects, which give the story meaning. The constant feeling of never being able to achieve some sort of control over her personal life, especially when it came to romance, seemed to have caused her to become exceedingly desperate for human love. In A Rose for Emily time marches on leaving Miss Emily behind as she stubbornly refuses to progress into a new era. Never could anyone image that her upbringing that her father decided for her would have so much effect on her adult life.
Faulkner uses foreshadowing to foretell events that will transpire later in the story. The title of each piece becomes important to the plot and ultimate outcome. The family was no longer wealthy, but continued to be held in high esteem after her father died. And yet, the white man whom his nephew seems to have killed was not breaking the law in shrewdly purchasing the land at the entrance to the ford. She discovers the body when she saw the man cracked or broken large white teeth in the woods.
Some argue that the major tension in the story is Southern pride versus Northern influences. If so, what role does he play? But, just as a future of spinsterhood seems imminent, Miss Emily almost miraculously adapts to the times by becoming romantically involved with Homer, a man not only from a lower social class than she but a Northerner to boot. Symbolism gives the reader ample understanding of what the setting and theme might be. Like her father Miss Emily possesses a stubborn outlook towards life, she refuses to change. A fallen woman is a woman who has been guilty of adultery or sex before marriage.