Fallen Monument In William Faulkner's A Rose For Emily

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Fallen Monument

Emily Grierson, (known to be the southern belle of her town)was born and raised in the town of Jefferson, Missouri in the 1950s. Emily's socioeconomic status and southern charm in the 1950s led her to become admired and loved by the town but at home her father abused, neglected, and isolated her from society. Emily's father repressed her dreams of having a husband and a family and pushed away many suitors. After many years , the town of Jefferson has remodified and modernized and along with the years Emily's father dies and takes the Emily that many admired along with him.The death of her father left Emily alone and in denial. These events ultimately lead to Emily's change in her behavior, she refuses to follow elementary laws (among other deeds) and ends up creating tension in the town. Simply put, in William Faulkner’s “A Rose for Emily,” Emily Grierson quickly becomes a fallen monument to the people of Jefferson.
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Emily repeatedly refuses to pay her taxes and tells the group that she does not owe any taxes: “I have no taxes in Jefferson”. Emily then calls for her servant and orders him to expatriate the men:"Tobe!.The Negro appeared. "Show these gentlemen out" (Faulkner 91). Here Emily fails to recognize and meet the expectations of a
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