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Living For Others William Faulkers A Rose for Emily tells the story of a young woman who is violated by her fathers strict mentality After being the only man in her life Emilys father dies and she finds it hard to let go This story takes place after the Civil War when the North takes control of the South during the Reconstruction Era Like her father Miss Emily Grierson possessed a stubborn outlook towards life Furthermore she refused to change that point of view This short story explains Emily her mystified ways and the dramatic transformation Emily went through in becoming insane Not to mention the townsfolks morbid curiosity The story begins by telling about Emilys past and her family history This information explains her future behavior and opinions The ending seems rather abrupt and sudden but very chilling and non-expectant The diction and sentence structures are fairly advanced but soon lead to a greater understanding of the passage because it sets the mood of that specific time The plot of the story is mainly about Miss Emily Griesons attitude about change and her longing ness to for love On the first of the year they mailed her a tax notice February came and there was no reply The town then wrote her a formal letter asking her to call the sheriffs office at her convenience A week later the mayor wrote her himself offering to call or to send his car for her In return the reply the town received was in a note on paper of an archaic shape in a thin flowing calligraphy in faded ink that stated that she no longer went out at all The tax notice was enclosed without comment Miss Emily was convinced that she had no taxes in Jefferson because Colonel Sartoris felt sorry for her after the death of her father He made up a story that her father had loaned the town
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