A Rose for Emily

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In William Faulkner's "A Rose for Emily,  which takes place around the time period of the tragic America Civil War, the psychological problems of Emily Grierson seem inexplicable. However, in most instances, there are bizarre reasons for mostly everything that happens in this world. While Murder, in Emily's case, is an event that most people cannot comprehend even committing. But seems to take place all too often in Emily's world.

Emily had a fueled hatred and resentment for all the men that were involved with her life. She had no social life with "all the young men her father had driven away  (Faulkner 6). Her father suppressed her in the woman that she became later in the story. He did not allow her to participate in any social activities within the community and sheltered her away from all of the townspeople. She was treated more as a servant, who never saw the light of day, instead of an upper class woman who deserved respect. Once Emily's father had passed away she didn't have anyone to lead her life for her. That is, until Homer came along and took over her life for her as well. Homer was a womaniz

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