She has grown up her entire life in the same home, possibly with the same butler, and with her fathers company. The life of Emily Grierson, who is the last of an old family that does not follow the conventions of what is expected of someone of their social standing, and the choices that shape her future and eventual demise are laid bare for the townspeople to scrutinize, something they all had done for years. Homer Barron, too, is a symbol of the idea that Northern influences were coming into the town of Jefferson, and the Southern ideal was changing. Faulkner uses the feelings of other characters to show Miss Emily's pride. The story then jumps forward about thirty years, and the townspeople recall another incident of Miss Emily being visited by town officials. Characters in 'A Rose for Emily' The characters in 'A Rose for Emily' are Emily Grierson, her father Mr. Emily Grierson, the chief character of the narrative, first gives the reader notion of acting brutal and even crazy.
Emily is so used to having her father be there for her, she figures that by keeping his body he can still be part of her life. The death of her father and the shattered relationship with her sweetheart contributed to her seclusion. Faulkner, William 1932 : A rose for Emily:Literature: Craft and Voice second edition. Emily was raised by her father to have a sense of class and expectation to be treated as such. For example, Emily and Aunt Alexandra are both full of pride.
Tobe never reveals Emily's confidences, despite the prying of the townspeople, and he is not seen again after her death. Emily grew fearful of Homer¡¯s departure, fear of being left alone once. Want to add some juice to your work? People thought that she had a sturdy personality for the reason that she dominated the neighbors. According to Miss Emily's father none of the young boys were suitable for Miss Emily. He expresses the content of her character through physical description, through her actions, words, and feelings, through a narrator's direct comments about the character's nature, and through the actions, words, and feelings, of other characters.
In addition to that, though her father was responsible for her becoming a hermit, her pride also contributed to her seclusion. Likewise, the townspeople both revered the idea of Emily being a bastion of respectability and judged her for her choices. Emily Grierson - The object of fascination in the story. If he had not refuse the men who wanted to go out with Miss Emily, she may have not gone crazy. Works-Cited Cheuse, Alan, Delbanco, Nicholas 2012 : Literature: Craft and Voice second edition. Though the contexts of both stories are entirely.
Miss Emily struggles with moving forward with time because she does not want to 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. These made her to stay secluded and away from reality. Miss Emily's pride was expressed through her actions, words, and. Miss Emily refuses to change with the town and the times, and stubbornly clings to the past. 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. Miss Emily, the main character of this story, lives for many years as a recluse, someone who has withdrawn from a community to live in seclusion.
She immediately grew very close to Homer and almost forced him into her life. Like her father Miss Emily possesses a stubborn outlook towards life, she refuses to change. Old lady Wyatt is Emily's great-aunt. He did not know of the town gossip and this was at the advantage of Emily. She lets the town think that they. Later in the story the reader learns of how Emily was not allowed to have male suitors and how her only responsibilit.
When her father died, she clinged on to the very thing that kept her from living a life of her own because that was the only life she had ever had. Characterization refers to the techniques a writer uses to develop characters. Miss Emily refuses to admit that her father is dead, and holds on to the body for three days before finally turning it over for the funeral. She's a habit for the town, too, often in a not nice way. Miss Emily was unable to admit to the loss of both her father and Homer Barron because she had a hard hold on the past, and refused to let go of it until she finally died.
He shows an interest in Emily, despite her reclusiveness and older age, and takes her on buggy rides around town. For the most part, this location defines the characters negatively, focusing on the difficulty the South faced in transitioning to a completely new way of life. 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. If you look back on her life and how everyone in town abandoned her, you really have strong feelings for her. Each began to change and decay as the generations evolved, with less respect being paid them as time went on. She discovers the body when she saw the man cracked or broken large white teeth in the woods.
But they have no clue of what they will find inside the walls of Emily's home, where, much like the house itself, their made up ideas of Emily, her long dead father, and her long lost lover Homer Barron will crumble to dust. Meanwhile, the townspeople talked of Homer being gay because he himself had remarked that he liked men, and it was known that he drank with the younger men in the Elks¡¯ Club. This is partly because the town, as represented by the narrator, doesn't like him. Miss Emily poisons him and then spends forty years sleeping next to his decaying corpse, as a symbol of her desire to preserve the past. For example, Tobe is no longer a slave, but still a servant. However, there are several parts of the story that indicate that Emily was a energetic character. This short story explains Emily, her mystified ways and the townsfolk's sympathetic curiosity.