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The Lonely Life of Ms Emily Grierson In the course of ones life a person must once experience the overwhelming feeling of loneliness or the state of being without company Being impossible to avoid loneliness inflicts everyone at some point in their life The sadness and grief of being alone is often pensive and unbearable yet sometimes can be peaceful and meditative Loneliness just like any other emotion has an immense power to transform a persons attitude thoughts and behavior Sometimes being alone can give a person the chance to reflect and think and depending on their attitude can cause them to react in a responsible or even a hateful way In the story A Rose for Emily this feeling of solitariness inundates Ms Emily Grierson and she is eventually driven insane by it The author of A Rose for Emily William Faulkner was born in New Albany Mississippi on September 25 1897 His grandfather was a writer and he enjoyed poetry at an early age He was raised near the University of Mississippi at Oxford where he eventually studied English Spanish and French He began writing poems and short stories in the 1920s and eventually began to write novels His most famous works include Sartoris The Sound and the Fury and As I Lay Dying DLB 78-81 In A Rose for Emily the reader sees a woman Emily Grierson live a lifetime of loneliness and how she reacts to it Emily Griersons loneliness can be attributed to three main factors her father her secluded lifestyle and Homer Barrons rejection The first reason why Emily Grierson is so lonely is because of her father Throughout her life her father had been very overprotective Like royalty the Griersons held very high standards for themselves Emilys father would not allow her a suitor because none of the young men were quite good enough for Miss Emily and such 167 He would often drive away any young
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