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Many people hate to let things go People find security and comfort in theirpossessions and the company they keep If all this is ripped away from a person it canhave a very negative effect on that persons life In Faulkners short story A Rose forEmily everything that a person knows is gradually taken away from her graduallyMiss Emily the main character in this short story is an example of a time thatonce was Miss Emily had been a tradition a duty and a care a sort of hereditaryobligation upon the town362 Not only is her appearance a symbol of the past but theplace that she called home is also very old fashioned Miss Emilys house was left liftingits stubborn and coquettish decay above the cotton wagons and the gasoline bumps-aneyesore among eyesores362 Miss Emily stays the same while the next generationwith its more prominent ideas362 are becoming more visible and establishedMiss Emily not only has a hard time of letting material things go but she also has atough time of letting the people in her life leave her Miss Emily loves her father verymuch but his death devastates her It also brings her down to earth Being left aloneand a pauper she had become humanized364 The death of her father also throws herinto a horrible case of denial She told them the ladies that her father was notdead364 She told everyone this for three days and just as the the people wereabout to resort to law and force she broke down and they buried her father quickly364 This is one case of a important person leaving Miss Emilys lifeAnother character that plays a main part in Emilys life is a man named HomerBarron Barron is a big dark ready man with a big voice and eyes lighter than hisface365 Emily madly in love with this man eventually to the point where she mentionsmarriage to Homer When this is said to Homer
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