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Different Aspects of Emily Often people are stuck in the past and cannot accept the truth the present and modernization going around them The character of Emily Grierson in William Faulkners A Rose for Emily is one from this category of people Emily Grierson was a strange personality with distinguished characteristics From the point of view of many she is a crazy woman because she kills her lover in order to keep him forever with herself Miss Emily Grierson is a static character that is locked in her past life She is not able to change herself and roll on with the wheels of time William Faulkner through the use of various symbols indicating death and decay portrayed a woman whose life ends long before her death The first and one of the significant symbols of death and decay presented in the story is Miss Emilys house itself The look setting and atmosphere of the house provide us with the features of death and decay in Emilys life The street where her house is located has changed completely except Miss Emilys house Garages and cotton gins had encroached and obliterated even the august names of that neighborhood 28 The house that once had been beautiful is destroyed now lifting its stubborn and coquettish decay above the cotton wagons and the gasoline pumps- an eyesore among eyesores 28 Cotton gins cotton wagons and the gasoline pipes are all symbols indicating the new and modernized era and period where still stands Emilys old and destroyed house Emilys house was an eyesore in the city and Emily herself was a greater eyesore in her society The entire look from the inside of the house is also a symbol representing death and decay The inside of her house is explored in the story for the first time when the deputation committee came to ask Miss Emily to pay her taxes They passed through the door that
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