Emily had a bad smell in her house when her father died and homer left her. When the town ladies learned that Emily 's father was dead, they went over there to give her their condolences and were met with an Emily in complete denial. For about three days she refused to admit that her father was dead. The preachers and the doctors worked with her and finally Emily faced the facts and broke down in grief and let them take the body and bury it. Ms. Emily would eventually die downstairs in a bedroom where it hasn’t seen light in many years.
But Emily refuses to accept her father death and keep his body. It took the townspeople three days to persuade her to let go off her father’s body. The townspeople saw her actions as necessary and logical and would not call her insane. This is because the townspeople saw Emily as a monument. If Emily Grierson were a regular person, the townspeople would see her actions as insane.
Another example happens when Marilyn learns about the protocol from Barton. “You're going to make me die and I didn't do anything to die for--I didn't do anything--”(4). Marilyn cries about how she hasn't done anything, but in reality she was the one who walked on the ship to see her brother who she would've seen in a year if she waited. Now she could never see him. She walked past the sign that said “UNAUTHORIZED PERSONNEL KEEP OUT,” absentmindedly not thinking about the true consequences of her actions.
After Laura and her friends leave, she goes to a graveyard with Shelley to look at Annie Laurie’s grave. We finally see someone other than Laura grieve about her death, even though she doesn’t say much about the subject. Annie Laurie’s death has affected all of the Fairchilds, but they just don’t voice their feelings ““Annie Laurie,” said Shelley softly, still in that practical voice that made Laura wonder. It always seemed to Laura that when she wanted to think of her mother, they would prevent her, and when he was not thinking of her, then they would say her name” (Welty 174). Laura is always
From the start of the book, Dewey Dell behaves indifferent to her mother’s death, due to her desperate need for an abortion. The rest of the family, other than Darl, are unaware of this, and therefore, do not take action to help her. Eventually, the family’s neighbor, Cora Tull, gives Dewey Dell money in order to fulfill her wishes when they arrive at Jefferson. However, once they reach Jefferson, Anse forces Dewey Dell to give up her money so that he can buy a pair of false teeth. Anse believes that he has full control over his children, and therefore, treats his children callously and demandingly.
He wondered how much longer he could keep avoiding people, lying to them. How much longer could he keep dodging the inevitable?” Meredith Ward is another person who is affected by her husband’s death. Due to Charlie Ward’s death she starts to feel lonely and empty. The novel reads, “She looked up at her mother’s face and for the first time realized how terribly lonely her mother must be…But Jenna knew that her mother’s friends could never fill the void left by her father.” In this quote, Jenna is observing her mother’s behavior and is realizing that Meredith Ward and Charlie Ward had a special relationship that could never be replaced and that causes her to feel disconsolate. Also, Meredith Ward is starting to become sleep-deprived because she has no one there for her.
In the story her son has his wedding and does not invite his own mother to his wedding but she went anyway, not caring what her son thought of her, then winter came and she became terribly ill and on deaths door, but she finished the last wash she would do and returned it to the family barely able to make it and said “I could not rest easy in my bed because of the wash… The wash would not let me die.” (Singer) then she collected her pay and left and never came back again, she died that night on her way home, God said it was time to go and she was gone, and the family realized that this women was from God and the lesson she taught about hard work, perseverance, discipline, and loyalty show all these characteristics over and over again, until her
Despite being on her death bed Granny feels as if she just fell ill of a common cold and believes she would be better in a few days. Reliability is something that is not present in Granny 's narration of her last moments. Moreover, a first person account of events is faulty in itself as the audience can only read what a single person thinks is happening. Granny is a particular character as she is undoubtedly unaware of her own actions and averting of her own feelings. This can be read in the excerpt, "For sixty years she had prayed against remembering him and against losing her soul in the deep pit of hell, and now the two things were mingled in one and the thought of him was a smoky cloud from hell that moved and crept in her head when she had just got rid of Doctor Harry and was trying to rest a minute (Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, Drama, and
After the death of her grandmother, her mother went into a deep depression, so Annabel tried to avoid hurting her mother’s feeling as much as she could. Annabel told many white lies. Whenever anyone asked her how she was, she would respond “I’m fine”, even if she wasn’t. Annabel never spoke up about what actually happened between her and Will, which made everyone assume an idea that was not true. When Emily was raped by Will, she immediately reported him to the authorities.
After her house was destroyed by attackers, she gave birth, then killed herself and the baby in a well. Lucy Mae becomes pregnant by a married man who has other kids. She believes that if she tells the man, he won’t love her anymore because he sees her as his “property”. While in “No Name Woman” there was no proof, the reader could infer that there was no way it was her husband’s child. Although, Lucy Mae wasn’t criticized on her pregnancy, mainly because nobody knew, it was her thoughts that controlled her action to get an