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William Faulkners A Rose for Emily tells a 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 Like her father Emily possesses a stubborn outlook towards life and she refused to change While having this attitude about life Emily practically secluded herself from society for the remainder of her life She was alone for the very first time and her reaction to this situation was solitude This story takes place throughout the Reconstruction Era from the late 1800s to the early 1900s in Jefferson Mississippi Emily was raised in the period before the Civil War Her father who was the only person in her life with the exception of a former lover who soon left her as well raised her The plot of this story is mainly about Miss Emilys attitude about change While growing up Emily was raised in a comfortable environment because her father possessed a lot of money Considering that her father was a very wealthy person who occasionally loaned the town money Emily had everything a child could want This caused Emily to be very spoiled and selfish and she never knew the value of a dollar until her father left her with nothing but a run down home that started to decay after a period of time She began to ignore the surrounding decay of the house and her appearance These lies continued as she denied her fathers death refused to pay taxes ignores town gossip about her being a fallen woman and does not tell the druggist why she purchased rat poison Her life like the decaying house suffered from a lack of genuine love and care Her physical appearance is brought about by years of neglect As time went on pieces from Emily started to drift away and also the home that she confined herself
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