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All her life Emily tried to escape from change Even the posting of the new mailbox was unacceptable for her She acted as though nothing around her had changed her entire life Even though death and loss affected her she seemed to try to avoid thinking about it Emily is unable to balance her traditions in modern times But the roots of her tragedy lay in the fact that neither can the people who surround her in the town In the story Faulkner presents us with a sad tale of a lonely woman who is only met with disappointment and grief in her search for love Emily was a lonely woman Miss Emily came from a powerful family She had experienced a controlling love from her father That love only demanded that she abide by his rules and his expectation of her in his lifetime Her suitors were all sent away by her father After failing to marry she lost the only person who was her family her father After her father died she met Homer Barron a Yankee who was in the construction business in the town Finally she had someone to love They dated and possibly were happy with each other but the traditions customs and prejudices of the South doomed this affair to end She could not allow this Emily could not have lived with Homer but she could not loose him her only love So she poisoned him with arsenic She needed someone to love her eternally and someone to love She did not have any family members to love and nurture to turn to for love or support The few family members she had thought she was crazy but actually they were even more proud of their position in the society They prohibited her relationship with Homer They pushed her to do what she did The town the family all the people were against her love She could not
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