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Not Wanting To Let Go In William Faulkners A Rose for Emily the character Emily is one that is often portrayed by women Women tend to get more easily attached to people and things in general than men do Women want to feel secure be comforted and have someone to tell them that Everything is going to be okay Emily sees the characteristics of her father in Homer Barron a man who can bring her the security that she needs in life When Homer passes away Emilys comfort and security dies too Emily cannot let her love go and therefore poisons and preserves Homer Barron because of her past experiences with him as well as her father Emily had a history of not wanting to let things go After Emilys fathers death she couldnt admit to herself that he was gone She told people that he was not dead and did this for three days Ministers and doctors called her repeatedly to persuade her to dispose the dead body Emily finally broke down and agreed to bury her father just as it was about to resort to law and force Emilys father kept her from men and didnt let her go out she would have to cling to that which had robbed her Faulkner 625 Emilys father made her lead a lonely isolated life Her only personal contact was from her father which lead her to hold on to him as much as possible Emilys fathers death made her even lonelier than she was before On top of Emilys father repressing her from suitors his death gives her another reason to poison and preserve Homer Barron In the summer after Emilys fathers death Emily meets Homer Barron Homer is a construction worker a Yankee - a big dark ready man with a big voice and eyes lighter than his face Faulkner 624 He was a charming man
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