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Life is fickle and most people will be a victim of circumstance and the times Some people choose not to let circumstance rule them and as they say time waits for no man Faulkners Emily did not have the individual confidence or maybe self-esteem and self-worth to believe that she could stand alone and succeed at life especially in the face of changing times She had always been ruled by and dependent on men to protect defend and act for her From her Father through the manservant Tobe to Homer Barron her life was reliant on men The few flashes of individuality showed her ability to rise to the occasion to overcome her dependency when the action was the only solution available Like buying the poison or getting money by offering china-painting classes Life is sad and tragic some of which is made for us and some of which we make ourselves Emily had a hard life Everything that she loved left her Her father probably impressed upon her that every man she met was no good for her The townspeople even state When her father died it got about that the house was all that was left to her and in a way people were glad being left alone She had become humanized Faulkner 505 This sounds as if her fathers death was a sort of liberation for Emily In a way it was she could begin to date and court men of her choice and liking Her father couldnt chase them off any more But then again did she have the know-how to do this after all those years of her fathers past actions It also sounds as if the townspeople thought Emily was above the law because of her high-class stature Now since the passing of her father she may be like them a middle class working person Unfortunately for Emily she became home bound She
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