Gender Restrictions In William Faulkner's A Rose For Emily

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For many centuries, women have always been assumed to be the weaker sex. Women were thought to be only suited for marriage, bearing and taking care of children, providing for the needs and wants of their husbands, and performing household tasks. It was not any different in the male-dominated society of the 1930s. William Faulkner in his short story, “A Rose for Emily,” strives to depict how the gender restrictions imposed on Emily Grierson, by the predominantly male-ruled society of the town of Jefferson, drove her to rebel against southern traditions and beliefs by falling in love with Homer Barron.
Emily Grierson is the typical embodiment of a rich southern woman. She was born into a wealthy family, who sheltered her from the corrupt and
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