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Fetterley in her A Rose for A Rose for Emily argues that Faulkners A Rose for Emily is implicitly feminist and the focus is on the grotesqueness that results when stereotypes are imposed upon reality323 She also argues that A Rose for Emily is a story of a lady and her revenge for that grotesque identity320 Faulkners use of imagery in the crayon face of her father that sits above Emilys dead body is elaborated by Fetterley in her writing a symbolic of the degree to which he has dominated and shadowed her life319 On top of Emilys father who has shaped her life by making her a Miss there lies the violation behind veneration320 Tobes actions are strictly controlled by Emily as in I have no taxes in Jefferson Colonel Sartoris explained it to me Tobe show these gentlemen out1009 and this gives her a sense of power and this illusion makes her distant from actuality Fetterley does not directly nor literally present Tobe as a destructive force upon Emily however many of her supporting ideas relate to men and culture and their significance in Emilys life Fetterley may have failed to introduce Tobe but there is no evidence that she have neglected him therefore it is harmless to add him to her theory for it will accentuate and highlight her strong argument From forward on will be an analysis on Faulkners use of Tobe and how it relates to Fetterleys speculations Faulkners use of the black manservant Tobe accentuate his perception on how being invisible can both limit and empower people Tobe forms a congruity in his actions with that of Emilys with his introspectiveness and the attainment of power that is embedded in it Both of Emilys dependency and few flashes of individuality is reflected by Tobe for he is the only man in the house Emilys image to the townspeople as in the tableau Miss Emily a
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