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The life of Miss Emily Grierson A characterization of Miss Emily Grierson in William Faulkners A Rose for Emily Miss Emily Grierson better known as Miss Emily born an only child Her father is rich and overprotective They live in a small town name Jefferson Theres no mother or any female living in the house Miss Emily has no friends unless her father would choose them Miss Emily has a childhood with no happiness She grows up to believe that she is better than others because she has money Miss Emily has been living alone since her fathers death During her fathers life he has always taken care of household matters Now that hes gone all responsibilities belong to Miss Emily Miss Emily receives a notice of taxes that means nothing to her because she knew her father has lent the town money and for that reason they pay no taxes The Board of Aldermen visits Miss Emily to discuss the taxes but Miss Emily replies See Colonel Sartoris I have no taxes in Jefferson 30 The problem is Colonel Sartoris has been dead for almost ten years At the time of Miss Emilys father death news starts to circulate the house is the only thing Miss Emily own Women of the town offer their condolence and aid Miss Emily answers the door as if nothing has happen Miss Emily states that her father is not dead For three days she denies her fathers death The ministers and doctors persuade Miss Emily to let them dispose of the body Miss Emily breaks down as they take the body and bury her father quickly She cannot deal with the fact of being alone People in the town began to remember how old lady Wyatt her great-aunt gone completely crazy at last believing that the Griersons held themselves a little too high for what they really were None of the young men were
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