She doesn’t want to let go and move on. In the begging Miss Emily Grierson has passed away. Everyone in the town comes to her funeral. No one in the town has visited her home in the last ten years at sept her servant. As a child Emily was cut off from socializing with most of the town.
Throughout the play you find Carolyn insulting Veronika and pushing her buttons in hopes of getting her to agree to kill her. Veronika learns Miss Carolyn had a husband that died, and no children. Whiles Veronika reveals to her that she can 't have children, and she is transgender. Carolyn became extremely upset and insults her by saying that she is sorry and confused. After a while she seemed to accept her more.
For example, the narrator states that, “People in our town, remembering how old lady Wyatt, her great-aunt, had gone completely crazy at last, believed that the Grierson’s held themselves a little too high for what they were” (34). This is significant to Miss Emily’s character because it indicates that insanity, or at least mental health issues, occurred within the Grierson family. Emily’s aunt, old lady Wyatt, foreshadowed the inevitable future Miss Emily had; she too would lose her sanity and her mind would become
Mate is saddened to see the woman Papa was having an affair with and his other four daughters at his funeral. This heartbreaking event caused Mate to develop an indecisive behavior about intimacy. Meryn Callander, author of Why Dads Leave and After His Affair, says, “most children are badly hurt by a parent’s infidelity because, like the betrayed parent, they feel betrayed [...] [and] often react with intense feelings of [...] sadness and confusion. They may act out, regress, or withdraw” (Callander). Mate feels betrayed, saddened, and confused because of her father cheating on her mother.
Faulkner’s story demonstrates totally different plot: there is an own main character, her mental disorder and its consequences for the society. In the case of Emily Grierson the problem appeared to be in the inherited disorder, as “people in our town, remembering how old lady Wyatt, her great-aunt, had gone completely crazy at last” (Faulkner 4); and the citizens’ attitude. Miss Emily felt a pressure from people because of own origins and behavior; and these conditions finally made her to kill Homer Barron, an only potential opportunity for marriage after her father’s death. After the crime Miss Emily was not able to get rid of the body and continued to live with it until her own death. It looked like Baron became the only victim of the character’s madness here.
Ellen, the protagonist in the short story “The Lamp at Noon” by Sinclair Ross is responsible for the death of the baby. Ellen is selfish, lonely, and frightened. She does not realize that life is never perfect, her isolation and fearfulness cloud her judgement and therefore lead her to make the irrational decision of running away in the midst of a dust storm, which she believes is the right decision for the betterment of her child’s future and for herself. Generally Ellen displays selfishness towards reasoning with her husband on leaving and staying at the farm. She knew that by moving into town that she would live a more elegant and uncomplicated life style, “I’m young still.
Bess’s father was appalled by her death. He opposed the relationship of the two, knowing that things wouldn’t turn out so well. Then again, she disobeyed and could not stand not being in love. “Bess was such a beautiful and kind daughter, if only I’d kept her away from the highwayman, this wouldn’t of happened”, wept Bess’s father. It is believed, that she committed suicide since she was found bowed over a musket.
The narrator begins to recall a time about thirty years earlier when after her father died, Emily had a mental breakdown and refused to acknowledge his death. Later on Homer Barron comes into town with his crew to build sidewalks and she falls in love. However, when it comes time for him to leave town, she does something to make sure he’ll never leave her. She goes to buy some arsenic and when questioned what its for she claims it’s for rats. So one night Homer enters the Grierson house and is never to be seen again.
She saw a man creating a human being, with lightning. She saw herself as this creature, a sad being wandering the world, wondering if she would ever really find acceptance amongst her family and friends. Mary Shelley dealt with a lot; she never really knew her mother and the only mother figure in her life disliked her. Her bad decisions led to the alienation of her family and hometown. Her own relationship felt wrong because of how it began.