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A rose for emily Love obsession and Gossip In A Rose for Emily William Faulkner uses the point of view of the townspeople to show their personal opinions and judgments of Miss Emily He writes a story about a woman who is traumatized by the way her father has raised her and the effects of his strict and overprotective mentality Because of her fathers death she finds it difficult to let go and live a normal life that involves social interaction To make matters worse than her anti-social attitude Emily is stereotyped and judged by those in her community In light of her upbringing and the judgments of the townspeople Emily becomes attached to anyone who shows her attention In turn she is very protective and insecure of herself in her ability to keep those who she cares about in her life Emilys father was a wealthy man who would stop at nothing to make his daughter happy or so he thought He was said to be so wealthy that he had loaned money to the town 432 He was very strict with Miss Emily in that he would not let any males come to visit or even come near her Faulkner illustrates this characteristic in writing None of the young men were quite good enough for Miss Emily and such 434 The relationships and love that Emily desired were brutally taken away from her because of her fathers struggle to maintain the family status The author illustrates this by explaining her situation even with insanity in the family she wouldnt have turned down all of her chances if they had really materialized 434 Regardless if Emily wanted to date or not her father would not let ny of her relationships flourish Because of her fathers attitude Emily grew to be very sheltered and it was no surprise to the town that she was single at the age of thirty Her father
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