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Neglect Poverty and Stubbornness William Faulkners A Rose for Emily is a detailed and exciting tale of a small town southern woman whose funeral draws the attention of her entire community Through his vivid and descriptive use of words Faulkner takes us down a road of similarity to show the past and present of two interesting pieces of history Miss Emily Grierson and her house They both show signs of poverty and neglect as well as very evident stubbornness Traditionally when most think of the word poverty and neglect what comes to mind are scenes of children in third-world countries without food clothing or shelter Miss Emily doesnt fall into that specific catagory of poverty She could be considered however poverty stricken in mind and certainly neglected She has little family her mother isnt mentioned in the story and her father has what seems to be complete control over his daughter not allowing her to live her life So it doesnt come as a surprise that she would want to hold on to Homer Barron her husband forever She had been without such happiness her whole life that when she found him she wasnt going to let go of him so he could desert her and leave her alone Seeing someone live without that kind of happiness and love seems horrible which is why I consider Miss Emily to be emotionally in poverty and neglected of lifes joys On the physical side of things Miss Emily definately wasnt anything to look at She showed little to admire for she was considered a fallen monument A once beautiful lady turned into a small fat woman in black with a thin gold chain descending to her waist and vanishing into her belt leaning on an ebony cane with a tarnished gold head Her skeleton was small and spare perhaps that was why what would have been merely plumpness
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