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The Factors that Form the Character Emily Grierson The characters in a work of literature are not only formed by their characteristics but also by the story There are many factors in a story which shape the characters These may include the setting mood and theme In William Faulkners A Rose for Emily the conflict between past and present chronological order and generations her physical appearance and the grotesque mood affect the way the reader views Emily Grierson In the small town of Jefferson somewhere in the south lived a woman named Miss Emily After her father died the Colonel pardoned her taxes This caused conflict as she got older since there was no written record of this information During the two years after her fathers death the only person that left the house was a Negro man that went to get her groceries and tended to the house As time passed Miss Emilys neighbors began to notice a foul smell coming from her house The judge refused to do anything about it so men of the town would deposit lime around her house late at night The smell went away after a few weeks The town felt sorry for Miss Emily since she was still single at the age of thirty When the women of the town called Miss Emily to offer condolences after her fathers death Miss Emily told them her father was not dead She said this for three days until she gave in and buried him During the summer after her father died a construction company began to pave sidewalks She became close with one of the workers names Homer Barron Miss Emily went to the drug store for poison The people of the town thought she was going to kill herself with it At this time Miss Emily bought a mans toilet set in silver a new outfit and a nightshirt Now the town knew they got married When the
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