Her mother is persuaded to send her to a covalent home and Emily had a difficult time there because they didn’t allow any of the girls to keep personal belongings or "love anyone" (Olsen). After Emily came back from the covalent home, she became distant and refused her mother's attempts of comfort. A bright spot in Emily's life is her gift in comedy. The biggest obstacle for Emily would be not believing that she is helpless to the hardships life has thrown at
She has a heart for people. She has expectations for others but also for herself. Emily wants to be unique and build her own house to the liking of what she wants. She wants the house to fit the lifestyle she falls into as she raises her family. Her life goals give her a visual of where she wants to be.
Even her young grandchildren acknowledge that their Grandmother is unabashedly nosy when they comment: “She wouldn’t stay home for a million bucks… afraid she’d miss something” (O’Connor Good Man 284). The children don’t seem to be extremely fond of her; most likely because of the condescending way she often speaks to them. When they are driving through Georgia, John Wesley makes a disparaging comment about their home state, and the Grandmother responds haughtily saying, “If I were a little boy, I wouldn’t talk about my native state that way” (O’Connor Good Man 285). Despite all this, she still views herself as a good and fine woman. When talking to the man at the restaurant where the family stops for lunch, she remarks, “People are certainly not nice like they used to be” (O’Connor Good Man 287).
To what extent is the outcome of Emily’s life her mother’s fault, and what is the cost of having to be a single mother in any day in age? The narrator however fully blames the effect this had on her child on herself and wallows in the guilt. She says things like “If I knew then what I know now” or “ My wisdom came too late” and clearly marks her guilt (Olsen). Furthermore, Emily grew up during the “terrible war years” she had to learn to use that maturity and responsibility gained from having to raise herself and be raised from people who didn’t fully appreciate her to help raise her siblings. All these factors cause grief in the narrator in realizing the type of childhood her daughter had and what resulted in her.
The short stories, "A Good man is Hard to Find" by Flannery O'Conner and "A Rose for Emily" by William Faulkner are rather horrifying; one tale is about a grandmother and her family brutally murdered by a coldhearted killer, and the other tale is about a lady who murders her lover and then sleeps beside his rotting body. Not only have O'Conner and Faulkner created similar plots in their respective stories, both authors criticize the Southern corruption through the distortion of the characters' world view of reality. The use of irony in the character's social statuses and their miserable lives illustrate the authors' criticism of the Southern social structure. The stories include insights into the families of the old south, and the older class system of
She was sixty-five and did not approve of lounging… The present generation was shamelessly lax.” (Christie, 7-8). We already understand Emily from these few words. We can learn more about her throughout the story, but Christie has given us information to get a basic archetype.
Through the mother we can guess that Emily, when she was old enough to notice her surroundings, hated the care she was given outside of her mother. From going to her father’s relatives to daycare she changed both physically and in her demeanor. Not getting a glimpse into Emily’s head forces the reader to infer what Emily feels towards her mother and her situation based off of the descriptions noticed by her mother. No one around Emily saw the uniqueness her mother did, this leads to the assumption that she became very depressed.
In this short stories “The Tell-Tale Heart” by Edgar Allan Poe and “A Rose for Emily” by William Faulkner, the authors represent the sense of horror in their stories. They are very similar in expressing their terrifying point of view. However, there are also differences. “The Tell-Tale Heart” is told in the first person perspective which creates compulsory picture of a mad murdered, whereas the third person perspective of “A Rose for Emily” shows Miss Emily through the eyes of others, which changes the narrative radically. In Addition, Miss Emily committed the crime because the fear of being alone.
This ultimately characterize women as having less decency. During the life of Emily's Father, he doesn't allow her to date. Emily father thinks their family is
Both Emily and Robert are prematurely judged by the narrators in both stories, and the assumptions are so far fetched from the reality. Miss. Emily is perceived to be a lonely old woman, whom nobody ever spoke with. Since they never talk with her or learn anything about what is going on in her life, the townspeople begin to gossip to make up for this. They knew her father had driven away any man from becoming close to her, and they just thought to themselves, “ poor Emily” (32).
She is unable to pass a day without thinking of her deceased child and despises how she is unable to move forward from the event. At the same time, she scorns the man for showing indifference upon the event, as she may feel some jealousy for his ability to continue on with his life. The root of this issue, though, is that she feels that the man is showing too little effect from the incident. The father did not leave the task of burial to someone else, instead, he physically dug into the earth and planted his child’s body in the soil. To the woman, this may seem like the action of a heartless person.