The Role Of Desolation In Miss Emily

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The existent generation establish traditions that intervene Miss Emily's desolation from social order. While Miss Emily's aloneness endured, new traditions began to surface. "When the town got free postal delivery Miss Emily alone refused to let them fasten the mutual numbers above her door and attach a mailbox to it"(Beers and Odell 726). Although Miss Emily's refusal is accepted, it rises the barrier of reclusiveness and places it on hold. "Emily needs love so desperately that she is willing to bend and perhaps even flaunt tradition when she allows Homer Barron to court her" Kurtz states referring to how high Grierson's are held over day laborer sand how people believed it to be "tradition" for a Grierson to marry someone as highly held as them(40). The traditions made by the modern government made way for interruption of isolation in Miss Emily’s life, yet updates would also take part in the disruption.…show more content…
As the new generation updates their homes Miss Emily remains distant from alteration. “A week later the mayor wrote her himself offering to call or to send his car for her and received in reply a note on paper of an archaic shape in a thin, flowing calligraphy in faded ink, to the effect that she no longer went out”, this quote reveals how Miss Emily manages to stay isolated(Beers and Odell 721). Kurtz asserts “In the story, Miss Emily’s central character trait is denial of change” (40). As the quote states Miss Emily refuses change in her life , her home ,style and even pen and paper remain synonymous. Miss Emily continuously dregs updates and change, which are constructed by the latest
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