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William Faulkners A Rose for Emilytells a story of a young woman who ismentality After being the only man inher life Emilys father dies and shefinds it hard to let go Like her fathertowards life and she refused to changeWhile having this attitude about lifeEmily practically secluded herself fromsociety for the remainder of her lifeShe was alone for the very first timeand her reaction to this situation wasThis story takes place throughout theReconstruction Era from the late 1800sMississippi Emily was raised in theperiod before the Civil War Her fatherwho was the only person in her life withthe exception of a former lover who soonleft her as well raised her The plot ofthis story is mainly about Miss Emilysattitude about change While growing upenvironment because her father possesseda lot of money Considering that herfather was a very wealthy person whooccasionally loaned the town money Emilyhad everything a child could want Thisselfish and she never knew the value ofa dollar until her father left her withnothing but a run down home that startedto decay after a period of time Shebegan to ignore the surrounding decay ofthe house and her appearance These liescontinued as she denied her fathersdeath refused to pay taxes ignorestown gossip about her being a fallenwoman and does not tell the druggistwhy she purchased rat poison Her lifelike the decaying house suffered from aphysical appearance is brought about byyears of neglect As time went on piecesfrom Emily started to drift away andalso the home that she confined herselfsympathy towards Emily although shenever hears it She was slightly awareof the faint whispers that began whenwhispers may have been the cause of herhideous behavior The town couldnt waitto pity Ms Emily because of the way shelooked down on people because she wasborn with a silver spoon in her mouthand she never thought she would be aloneMiss Emily might have stayed out of thepublic eye after the two deaths becauseshe was finally alone something she inher petty life
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