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A Fathers Role After Miss Emily lost her father and her love in her younger years she regressed into a state of fantasy longing for times gone by This fantasy world allowed her to keep Homer for all times in a room of roses where she preserved him as one does a rose Emily was a very lonely woman and that was due to her father He sheltered her and did not let her get close to other people Her father made himself her world and he was all that she knew and when he died the world that she knew had been destroyed Miss Emily did not have anyone to fill the void that her father had left Even when the ladies of the town came to visit and pay condolences she met the women at the door and showed no signs of grief and she told them that her father was not dead She loved her father and the world that he had built up for her so much that even with his death she would not let him go Miss Emilys father was portrayed as a man of prestige and power her father a spraddled silhouette in the foreground his back to her and clutching a horsewhip This passage is a prime example of her fathers aristocratic position and control over his own fantasy world This fantasy world inevitably became the only world Miss Emily knew The whip was also significant in the representation of her fathers protectiveness for Miss Emily He is protective of her he wants her to find a suitable suitor someone who is of social standings When Homer came to town he was Miss Emilys replacement for her father She became focused on him Homer was someone Miss Emily hoped would become her world and someone that she could focus
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