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Miss Emily Grierson is nobodys best friend Neither is she the enemy of any man or woman Life has dealt her circumstances that anyone would falter underneath Her personality suffers traumatically but no one can hold that against her Though not a very pleasant character Miss Emily does have the support of the townspeople in the text of Faulkners short story A Rose for Emily However in the video version these same townspeople are portrayed as snoops and critics with no kind intentions seen Miss Emily was not a social person after her father died but the townspeople understood this The townspeople understood that with nothing left she would have to cling to that which had robbed her as people will31 They did not hold it against her that she had trouble handling this situation Emily is given the respectful affection of a fallen monument28 Each tried in hisher own way to reach out to her The authorities came to her house the minister dropped by and a few of the ladies had the temerity to call30 Miss Emily continued on with life even going so far as to give china-painting lessons The women of the town quite willingly send their daughters and granddaughters to learn from her At one point in the story a strong stench coming from Emilys house prompts a few disrespectful comments Yet in spite of this the text records that the people began to feel sorry for her30 They are not brutes inside themselves the townspeople have sympathy for this lady The townspeople seemed curious about the happenings within her house but they are not outright mean or obtrusive After Homer Barron comes into the picture the town is glad that Miss Emily would have an interest31 Even in the final moments of her life the whole
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