Since there were so many “young men her father had driven away,” it can be inferred that Emily’s father was a very unwelcoming man who did not believe any male was good enough to meet the Grierson standards (Faulkner 55). As stated by Victor Strandberg, “driving away her suitors so as to keep her housekeeping services for himself, Emily 's father has ruined her chances for a normal life” (par. 3). After the death of Mr. Grierson, all that Emily had left was herself and the house because of the seclusion her father created. However, she could have willingly escaped this confinement because her father was no longer there to set rules for her. Instead, she “went out very little” (Faulkner 53).
They both lack of sociality and romance and denial. Miss Brill and Emily Grierson both experience lonesome and rejection, and obviously neither of them know how to deal or cope with it. The way that Emily was raised with her father always pushing away anyone who tried to get involved in Emily’s life. In his eyes no one was good enough for his daughter, and this continued till the day he died. After Emily’s fathers death a man named Homer Barron walked into her life, and lest just say he wasn’t feeling the exact same way about her, or any other woman in that matter.
A Rose for Emily has two types of conflict. Person Vs. Self, Emily tends deal with a lot of problems by herself. Her father never let her date or marry anyone because he thought they weren’t good enough for her. After her father died she tried to keep the body, she didn’t really have anyone in her life except her father.
From a very young age, she found herself being confined in her home with her father and their butler. There is no mention of her mother, so one can only assume that the mother was absent in Emily’s life. Emily’s father isolated Emily away from the outside world, thinking that no one would ever be good enough for her. This is where the reader begins to see the dependent and possessive nature. Being that she was sheltered away from the outside world, she had no friends, thus becoming dependent on her father.
Her father had kept her very sheltered. After her father dies she is left all alone. For three days she refuses to acknowledge his death, until the towns man makes
Edna Pontellier was only seen as a “valuable piece of property which [had] suffered some damaged” to her husband Mr. Pontellier (BOOK). One can also see that “The Awakening” also focused on the sexual desires of women, identity, and self-discovery Edna, a character in “The Awakening” experienced her awakening by discovering her identity in her own self. “The Awakening” attempts to tell the story a woman who wants to find herself while lusting. Later, at the end of the story, one discovers that since Edna Pontellier could not fully find her peace, and freedom she ultimately decides to commit suicide. Through this “The Awakening” shows that although women were oppressed, they also had empowerment.
His mother does not want to take care of him. She even shivered by the thought of that thing growing inside of her all those months. She refers to Michael as “It” and keeps him away from other children and from the public. His mind was slow and he is put away in a home with like-minded. Michael starts of as a lonely soul, he wants his solitariness.
In the story, The Painted Door by Sinclair Ross, the protagonist, Ann suffers from many mental issues caused by isolation and depression. She is first revealed as a farmer’s wife, insisting her husband, John to stay with her during a storm, but John ultimately makes the decision to leave and visit his father. This act made Ann feel insignificant because she felt that she is “as important as” John’s “father”. This is the not the first time John was not there when Ann needed him most, seven years married and he “scarcely spoke a word” during meals. Ann who is his wife and the only living person within a “2 mile” radius is constantly rejected the simplest freedoms and of all people, her husband.
As one can see he was pretty unstable for a twelve year back then to deal with a family death. In addition, another way James took his father 's death was by protecting his mother from the outside world. She was the white woman living in a black world and no one was comfortable with that fact. Because of his father’s death there was no one to protect her and he always stayed there watching her replacing his father 's position “ I thought black power would be the end of my mother. ”(McBride 26) because James clearly realized that black and whites never got along and his mom was in both, so it put her in danger.
In Toni Morrison’s Song of Solomon, young Macon Dead the 3rd, also known as Milkman, is continuously “flying” away from his problems. With his father, Macon Dead Jr., being a man of money and greed and his mother Ruth Foster Dead being a subdued and quiet woman of a higher class, Milkman has a clear advantage than most people of color. His father and his self never truly felt connected to each other which brought conflict, and it was perceived that he didn’t respect women. At a young age his small actions were early stages of him disrespecting women, especially to his mother and sisters. As the book progresses he finds himself in the flights of people around him, and even his own.
“The Yellow Wall-paper”, by Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s and “A Rose for Emily”, by William Faulkner are both short stories in which both female characters share an unstable psychological condition. In each story, the female character loves their husbands but is oppressed by them in their role of being a stereotypical woman. In the early eighteen and nineteen hundreds, females were expected to become dependent on men for their livelihood, which at the times lead to depression and hysteria of being a submissive female. The male characters were seen as being inferior between the women.
Furthermore, the community also proves the isolation of Emily and her unwillingness to accept change. When Emily 's father died, she did not have to pay taxes. Emily was left alone with only a house but no money from her father. The town felt sorry for her, only for awhile. As years went by, the newer generation wanted Miss Emily to start paying for the taxes but she refused.
“After her father 's death she went out very little; after her sweetheart went away, people hardly saw her at all.” (Faulkner 517) Miss Emily was from a time where there was an expectation of what women were supposed to do and what they were expected to do. “In this case there was a young girl [Miss Emily] with a young girl’s normal aspirations to find love and then a husband, who was brow-beaten and kept down by her father, a selfish man who didn’t want her to leave home because he wanted a housekeeper” (Faulkner 523) And this expectation that Miss Emily had for herself to find a find a husband to kill Homer Barron because she did not want him to leave, her guilt for her crime is what causes her to stay mind to stay cemented in a time before Homer Barren died because excepting the passage of time would cause her to accept what she has done. “When she lost him [Homer Barren] she could see that for her this was the end of life, there was nothing except left, except to grow older, alone, solitary; she had something and she wanted to keep it” (Faulkner 523)