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This is a story that clearly shows how time ticks away and how some people are willing to move on with the changing of times and some people resist The small town of Jefferson was full of an up and coming generation that wanted change but was still influenced by the old traditions and by the few old timers that just couldnt let it go As the Civil War came to an end the New South began its birth and the Old South began its death The story actually begins at the end with the funeral of Miss Emily Grierson -the last of the august namesFaulkner 433 Daniel Bronson in his essay Like the Sand of the Hourglass writes She had been raised to be a Southern Belle an upstanding member of society and she clung to her world of the Old South433 Throughout the story the narrator uses an ebb and flow of time to reveal details of Miss Emilys life and the extremes she was willing to pusue to hold on to the past Emily surrounded herself with reminders of the past Miss Emilys house was left lifting its stubborn and coquettish decay above the cotton wagons and the gasoline pumpsFaulkner 426 Everything around the old Grierson homestead changed giving it an awkward prominence over its surroundings Emilys reply to the mayor about her due taxes were written on paper of an archaic shape in a thin flowing calligraphy in faded ink which had been used in early years The black clothing she wore which was significant of one in mourning and the old style watch that hung around her neck were no longer fashionable Emily employed a Negro long after slavery was abolished because she grew up having slaves waiting on her The evidence of Emilys resistance to change was also revealed by her inability to accept the death of her father She met them at the
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